Newcastle United are the 10th best supported club in Europe based on average home attendance — according to German web-site – Stadienwelt.
Newcastle fans – average home attendance more than 50,000
German clubs are always very well supported, and they have four clubs in the top ten, and to a large extent the size of the stadium is important in the list, and some measure the attendance by the average attendance as a percentage of the capacity of the stadium.
But based on total average attendance Newcastle sit in 10th place in Europe, which is not bad at all, and the increase ion average attendance is also due to the nine year and ten years deals the club have offered over the last couple of years where the season tickets have been frozen for that length of time.
Here are the top 20 positions, and it’s not too surprising that Burussia Dortmund are at the very top.
1. 80,451 Borussia Dortmund 2. 75,527 Manchester United 3. 73,615 Barelona 4. 72,118 Real Madrid 5. 71,000 Bayern Munich 6. 61,068 Schalke 7. 60,077 Arsenal 8. 52,494 Hamburg 9. 50,194 Ajax 10.50,061 Newcastle United 11.49,813 Stuttgart 12.48,990 Borussia Monchengladbach 13.47,000 Manchester City 14.46,981 Eintracht Frankfurt 15.46,037 Inter-Milan 16.45,928 Glasgow Rangers 17.45,340 Glasgow Celtic 18.44,885 Feyenoord 19.44,695 Liverpool 20.44,353 Fortuna Dusseldorf
It’s a little surprising that Benfica are not in the list, as they have a beautiful stadium that holds over 65,000, and how come Rangers are in there - being in the fourth tier of Scottish football?
Newcastle have also released excellent financial figures for the financial year through last June, although there was a drop in gate receipts due to the freezing of season ticket prices over the nine and ten year periods.
And it’s also noticeable that Newcastle are always trying to full the stadium at home games, because they know that gives us an advantage over the opposition.
And to think we could do even better if we get that plan to increase the capacity of St. James’ Park to 60,000 actually executed, but we’d only rise a few places in the above table.
Now we just need to stay in the Premier League this season, and we’ll be in great shape.
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