Official release from Football Australia
More Australians and New Zealanders have watched the Hyundai A-League than ever before after a new aggregate attendance record was set for the 2011/12 regular season which concluded yesterday.
The cumulative total of 1,416,157 fans for the season bettered the previous season-high total of 1,393,933 in Season 6 (2010/11).
The Season 7 aggregate was reached playing 30 less matches than the previous season with 135 matches being played across 25 weeks compared to 165 matches played in season 6.
Almost 50,000 fans attended matches in Wellington, Gold Coast, Perth, Adelaide and Sydney across the weekend to ensure the new mark was set.
The Season 7 average regular season attendance of 10,490 was bolstered by significant increases in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle and Wellington.
The Hyundai A-League 2011/12 season also saw some increases in other key areas including goals, TV audience and memberships.