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August 22, 2010

A mate pointed me towards this – interesting reading

Filed under: Uncategorized — notyalcsdrawkcab @ 9:16 am

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_attendance_figures_at_domestic_professional_sports_leagues

Attendences, or the lack of have been an issue for Aussie soccer fans for a while, so this was kinda interesting.  The lists got way too long, so I tried to reorganise things.

Above 30,000 average attendance – Bundesliga, Premier League

29,000 – 20,000 – La Liga, Prem Div (Mexico), Serie A, Ligue 1, Prim Div (Argentina), Eredivisie

19,000 to 16,000 – J-league, Football League, Serie A (Brasil), Chinese Super League

15,000 – 10,000 – Bundesliga 2, Scottish Prem, Turkish Super League, Russia Prem, Indonesia, Iranian, Algeria, Belgian, Korean, Swiss, Norwegian, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Swedish leagues, then the A-league.

What is there to take from all this?  Well, maybe the first thing is that the A-league isn’t substantially lagging behind the rest of the world … It isn’t like the world is full of leagues with week in, week out packed stadiums and happy fans.  There is a big two, a second tier of healthy attendances with 6 leagues, and then maybe 4 middling attendance leagues.

It would be great to have packed stadiums every week, but a lot of traditional football countries struggle with attendance.  Think of the history of places like Portugal and Russia, and they get A-league like attendances.

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2 Comments »

  1. Thanks Clayton
    The issue is the rate of decline.

    Comment by john — September 20, 2010 @ 1:21 am

    • Thanks John,

      I am pretty much out of the loop – re on field action, let alone what is happening off field.

      Comment by notyalcsdrawkcab — September 20, 2010 @ 8:35 am


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