UK time is: 09:12:16
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Crowds In Cola Cola FL On The Up

Crowds at matches in the Coca-Cola Football League have broken the seventeen million mark for the first time in 50 years.

A total of 17.1m supporters attended the 1,656 league matches played during 2009/10, an increase of 4.4% on last season and the highest aggregate crowd figure since the 1959/60 campaign.

The Football League continues to enjoy sustained attendance growth with gates having more than doubled during the last 25 years. The average Football League crowd is now higher than 10,000.

The Coca-Cola Championship has retained its place as the fourth most watched league in Europe with a total audience of more than 9.9m fans. Crowds grew by 0.3% this season and averaged 17,949.

Only Germany's Bundesliga (13.1m), the Premier League (12.9m) and Spain's La Liga (11.0m) can boast more fans through the turnstiles, with The Football League's top division, once again, attracting more supporters than Italy's Serie A (9.1m) and France's Ligue 1 (7.6m).

Crowds for matches in Coca-Cola League 1 and Coca-Cola League 2 averaged 9,136 and 3,853 respectively, with crowds in the former increasing by a remarkable 21%.

These figures continue to outstrip those of comparable levels of the game in Europe's other major footballing nations. League 1 crowds are more than 75% greater than those in Germany and more than three times higher than those recorded in Italy and France. League 2, attendances are twice those of their German equivalents and almost five times those of Italian football.

Football League Chairman, Greg Clarke, said: 'Attracting more than seventeen million fans into their grounds is an outstanding achievement by Football League clubs, particularly in the current economic climate.

'Our clubs are focussed on attracting a new, family audience to football and those efforts are clearly working.

'I would like to thank everybody that has been to one of our matches this season for supporting their club and our competition.'

For more details, see www.football-league.co.uk/latestnews




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Site Staff Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday May 21 2010

Time: 5:28PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Bristol City Articles

Wasted Chances Cost says Cotterill (Sunday November 23 2014)

Preston End City's Glorious Home Run (Saturday November 22 2014)

Stats: Bristol City v Preston (Saturday November 22 2014)

Bristol City v Preston: The Team Line-Ups (Saturday November 22 2014)

City Set For Preston Test (Friday November 21 2014)

Elliott Remains Banned (Friday November 21 2014)

Roger East In Charge of City v Preston. (Thursday November 20 2014)

Fixtures Dates for Final Day (Thursday November 20 2014)

Archived Bristol City Articles

List All Vital Bristol City Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Shed 8 23
2. Dingo6666 19
3. Tax Dodger 18
4. Staffs Robin 16
5. BigAndy999 12
6. salty balls 12
7. Lollipop Licker 11
8. Dung Heap 10
9. Zac Dingle 10
10. biffo bear 7

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Bristol City 18 10 6 2 +14 36
2. Swindon 18 10 5 3 +15 35
3. Preston 18 10 4 4 +11 34
4. MK Dons 15 9 3 3 +14 30
5. Sheff Utd 17 9 3 5 +4 30
6. Notts County 17 8 5 4 +8 29
7. Peterborough 18 8 3 7 +5 27

Breaking League News

Fleetwood 0-1 Walsall - Report
Walsall : 24/11/2014 08:16:00
Wasted Chances Cost says Cotterill
Bristol City : 23/11/2014 22:59:00
Grayson Praises His Players After Important Win.
Bristol City : 23/11/2014 22:46:00
Swindon's Smith Set To Return Against Fleetwood
Swindon : 23/11/2014 20:16:00
Vital Posh MOTM v Swindon Town Poll
Peterborough : 23/11/2014 13:45:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Preston
Suggested By:  
Fielding 0%
Ayling 0%
Flint 0%
Williams 0%
Little 0%
Smith 0%
Pack 0%
Freeman 0%
Bryan 0%
Agard 0%
Wilbraham 0%
Emmanuel-Thomas 69' 0%
Kane 70' 0%
Reid 85' 0%