UK time is: 07:33:54
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 Crewe Alexandra Articles

Newcomer set to miss out (Thursday July 31 2014)

My decision says Davis (Thursday July 31 2014)

Davis delight at deal (Thursday July 31 2014)

Striker signs for Crewe (Thursday July 31 2014)

Striker on trial (Wednesday July 30 2014)

Crewe trial international (Wednesday July 30 2014)

First-half goals decisive (Wednesday July 30 2014)

Selection issues for Crewe (Tuesday July 29 2014)

Duo press claims (Tuesday July 29 2014)

Crewe release duo (Tuesday July 29 2014)

Archived Crewe Alexandra Articles

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

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Colchester 0 0 0 0 0 0
6. Coventry 0 0 0 0 0 0
7. Crawley 0 0 0 0 0 0
8. Crewe 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Doncaster 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Fleetwood 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Gillingham 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

League One Preview 2014/15 - Barnsley to Coventry
Walsall : 01/08/2014 23:58:00
Ticket Information: Bantams v Posh
Peterborough : 01/08/2014 22:28:00
DRFC Midfielder signs one-month deal
Doncaster : 01/08/2014 21:31:00
DRFC Rovers bring in Aston Villa keeper
Doncaster : 01/08/2014 21:24:00
DRFC Wabara joins Rovers
Doncaster : 01/08/2014 21:11:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are Crewe stronger than this time last season?
Suggested By:  Vital Crewe
Yes 60%
No 40%