Indian Super League Among Best-Attended Football Leagues in the World

Updated: 12 November 2014 16:44 IST

Indian Super League has achieved a rare milestone of having registered the highest average stadium attendance for any football League in Asia.

Indian Super League Among Best-Attended Football Leagues in the World
Nicolas Anelka in action for FC Mumbai City during ISL. © AFP

The Indian Super League, inching closer to its halfway mark, has achieved the rare milestone of having registered the highest average stadium attendance for any football League in Asia. According to a press release, at the completion of Match#27 on November 9, the inaugural edition of Indian Super League has had an average stadium attendance of 22,639, positioning ISL as best attended League across Asia, ahead of competitions such as China's CSL, Japan's J-League and South Korea's K-League.

 

Fans' enjoyment of attending Indian Super League matches across the country has also made India score globally amongst the best football Leagues. ISL ranks the fifth highest football League in average attendance around the world, behind only Bundesliga, EPL, La Liga and Serie A, and ahead of the USA's popular MLS, French Ligue 1 and Mexico's Liga MX.

 

Del Piero Delhi Dynamos ISL
Del Piero (R) in action during the ISL game vs Pune.

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The average attendance ranks ISL as the 11th best attended Leagues across any sport around the world.

 

The ISL is already the most watched non-cricketing sport in India with 275 million viewers tuning in over the first three weeks alone. The League has also dominated social media trends notching up over 5 billion impressions on Facebook and Twitter.  The Indian Super League is being beamed across a global audience, expanding the reach of the most exciting new football league across five continents and in 23 languages.

Topics : Indian Super League Football
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