Inter boast highest home attendance in Serie A

MILAN – After 23
rounds of Serie A games, the average attendance figure for all 20 top-flight clubs is 23,523, up
by 1.3% on last year’s 23,214. It is the first time in five years that Serie A crowd figures have stopped falling. There was a 0.8% decrease from 2008/09 to 2009/10, a 2.6% drop between
2009/10 and 2010/11 and a further 6.7% decline from 2010/11 to
2011/12. Despite this season’s upturn, the overall figures
show that attendances have plummeted by 8.7% when comparing 2008/09 figures with numbers from the
current campaign.

The two Milan clubs
continue to lead the way for average home attendances: AC
Milan recorded the highest average attendance last season (49,020),
ahead of Inter (44,806) and Napoli (39,808). Inter
(44,201) are in the ascendency this term, followed by AC Milan (40,876) and
Roma (39,506).
The Giallorossi have boosted home
attendance figures by 9% on last season (36,219 in 2011/12; 39,506 this year). But Fiorentina’s home crowds have swelled the most of all Serie A clubs: average attendance is 12.7%
higher than last season.

Numbers have dropped at Sicilian stadiums (-10% at Palermo’s Stadio
Barbera, -11.9% at Catania’s Stadio Massimino) but also at Udinese
(-10.4%), Genoa (-9.7%) and Siena (-7.1%). Attendance figures are
largely unchanged at Atalanta, Bologna, Parma and

The statistics were revealed in the Osservatorio Calcio Italiano’s
Report n.2/2013 , based on Stadiopostcards’ online database.

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