Austrian Football Bundesliga Reveals Attendance Figures, Decreased By 6.6%
The attendance figures of the Austrian football Bundesliga "have slighty decreased," according to the KLEINE ZEITUNG. The league said that a total of 889,379 people "have attended its games during the first three quarters of the season." The number equals "an average attendance of 6,588 per game, which is a 6.6% decrease in comparison to the same period last year." This comes after the league's attendance figure already decreased by 11.5% from the '10-11 to '11-12. The team with the highest attendance number continues to be SK Rapid Vienna with an average of 14,255 fans per home game. Rapid is followed by Sturm Graz (10,163) and current first-place team Austria Vienna (9,052). Defending champion Red Bull Salzburg ranks fourth with an average of 8,327 fans per game. The team with the lowest average attendance is SC Wiener Neustadt with only 2,796. In addition to its attendance figures, the league "also revealed that the percentage of Austrian players in the country's top flight is the highest since the '95-96 season." After 27 matchweeks, an average of 75.9% of all minutes have been played by Austrian national team eligible players (KLEINE ZEITUNG, 4/3).