Dallmeier

Business Directory

Browse the Directory

Sign Up to the Directory

FC Business Twitter
FC business Linked in
FC Business facebook
FC Business Youtube

Football Attendances Up in Britainís Golden Year of Sport

Thu 20th Dec 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Great Britain’s golden year of sport was reflected in record attendances and viewing figures with Football fans accounting for more than half of all sports attendance in 2012 according to a report released by Deloitte.

The UK’s amazing year of sport drew attendances of over 75m at professional sports events during 2012, according to analysis by the Deloitte Sports Business Group. 

Football contributed over 42m of total sports attendances, due to the perennial popularity of professional club football through the top five tiers of England and Scotland’s four divisions.

The Premier League is second only to the Bundesliga as the highest attended domestic league in Europe, with the Championship an impressive fourth in 2011/12.

Dan Jones, Partner in the Sports Business Group at Deloitte, commented:  “The demand and passion for sport in the UK was reflected in the 11 million tickets sold for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games. 

“When added to the 64m attendees at other professional UK sport events, there was a total of 75m visits to sporting events across the UK in 2012. The British public’s appetite for attending sporting events, in absolute terms and relative to its population size, is unmatched anywhere in the world.”

The dramatic 2011/12 Premier League season was reflected in record viewing figures with the critical Manchester derby in April attracting a peak audience of over 4.4m – the highest ever UK pay-tv sports audience with many more watching in the pubs and clubs around the country.

 

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

Subscribe to our newsletter

 

RETURN TO LATEST NEWS SECTION

SUBSCRIBE TO THE FCBUSINESS RSS FEED

If you have any football business related news stories you’d like to share then please contact us – agourley@fcbusiness.co.uk

Add to: Google Google | Yahoo Yahoo | Live Live | del.icio.us del.icio | Digg Digg |

Related Articles

Reading Use Ground-Breaking Sisgrass Technology

Fri 29th Sep 2017 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The Madejski Stadium becomes first venue with dual-use pitch to experience added durability of SIS Pitches’ advanced hybrid system. Reading FC have become the first UK sports club with a...

Evertonís New Stadium Set To Bring £1bn City Economy Boost

Wed 20th Sep 2017 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Everton’s proposed new stadium at Bramley Moore Dock will provide a £1bn boost to the local economy according to studies. The latest projections of the economic impact of a major new...

Have Your Say On St George's Park

Tue 12th Sep 2017 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The Football Association (FA) is looking for your opinion to help improve the offering at St. George’s Park. The FA are committed to improving the offering at their St. George's Park facility...

Clubs called on to install life-saving defibrillators

Fri 25th Aug 2017 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The FA has joined up with the British Heart Foundation to call on grassroots and amateur football clubs in England to help save more lives from cardiac arrests by installing life-saving...