A significant increase in stadium attendance by over 35%, compared to the 2014-15 season, despite the current economic climate, is yet another positive development regarding Super League, the top-flying professional football league in Greece.
It is the first time since the 2011-2012 season that such an increase in ticketed spectators is observed, bringing the average well over 5,200.
Super League Greece CEO Michael Anagnostou, stated the following:
“We are satisfied with such a significant attendance increase, despite the adverse economic climate in Greece. The main reasons for this increase, which is over 35% compared to last season, are the following: Two traditional football “brands” with strong fan bases, AEK FC and Iraklis FC, have joined Super League and most of the Super League Clubs have adjusted their ticket prices, both on a match-by-match basis, as well as the season tickets, making them more affordable for fans.
This is another significant indication that domestic leagues need strong, unique and historic football brands within their “brand portfolio” which can adjust to the current needs of the local markets. The leagues need to regulate the business environment so that these brands can be viable and successful.”