The Association of European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) launched the 2nd edition of its Fan Attendance Report. This study is aimed to give a complete overview of the fan attendance figures of all domestic championships run by the European Professional Football Leagues.
It contains a deep analysis of the results of the Member Leagues and Associate Members when it comes to stadium capacity and relevant stadium utilization as well as the evolution of fan attendance during the period of seven years, more precisely as from 2010/2011 football season till the last full completed season 2016/2017.
The cumulative leagues’ attendance remained stable during this six years period and more than 120 million football fans filled the European Leagues’ stadiums during the 2016/2017 season.
In the Premier Divisions, during the past season the German Bundesliga confirmed its leading position presenting the highest average stadium attendance while the English Premier League registered the highest level of stadium occupancy in Europe. The Eredivisie has the third highest stadium utilization with an average of 88.23 per cent.
Positive trends have been registered in both Ligue1 and LaLiga while the slightly negative trend of Serie A during the past seasons will be definitely compensated by the good attendance figures registered during the first half of the current season 2017/2018.
The study and analysis of fan behaviors and development of new fan engagement practices are fundamental to attract more people and the millennials generation to our games. EPFL is committed to continue supporting its affiliates Leagues in these vital challenges with the launch of future initiatives in this area for the further development of professional football and enjoyment of our fans.
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