DFL CEO Seifert Hails ‘Booming’ Bundesliga Success
June 13, 2011
The CEO of the German Football League (DFL) Christian Seifert has hailed the “booming” elite league of soccer in the nation, generic the Bundesliga, doctor after the top flight generated a record collective attendance for the 2010-11 campaign.
The Bundesliga pulled in an average of 42, rx 101 spectators per match to mark a 0.7% increase on the previous season, while a total of 12.88 million fans watched 306 top-flight matches in Germany. The 18-team Bundesliga has attracted the highest average attendance of any domestic league in world soccer for several seasons.
Seifert stated: “For the ninth time in the last 10 years we have had an increase in fans going to stadia. The Bundesliga is booming without a doubt and yet again it is the strongest league in the world in terms of attendances, as reflected in the fact that almost 94% of games were sold out. An exciting competition with attractive matches, family-friendly prices and modern stadia are the key factors.”
According to a study released by Deloitte’s Sports Business Group last week, the Bundesliga was the most profitable league in Europe from the 2009-10 season. The Bundesliga also generated the second-highest revenues in Europe, second only to the English Premier League.