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Fan Attendance in Sport

By: Alex Roberts
Fans in sport stadiums

How many sports leagues let fans attend last week?

As part of our sport rule updates service, we track fan attendance in stadiums across a number of sports. Research has suggested absent crowds may influence player and referee performance, so this information may be useful to sports betting traders and odds compilers.

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Fan attendance in sport – week #023 overview

31 MAY – 06th June
  • 27 competitions started letting fans into stadiums 
  • 7 competitions stopped letting fans in 
  • 23 competitions had matches with large numbers of fans in attendance
  • 107 competitions had matches with medium levels of fans in attendance
  • 242 competitions had some level of fan attendance during the period
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyballTennis (WTA)
197 ⬇️23 ⬇️4 ⬆️14 ⬇️3 ⬆️1 ➡️

 

  • 73 competitions had no fans in attendance in the period
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyballTennis (WTA)
58 ⬇️11 ⬇️0 ⬇️3 ⬆️1 ⬇️0 ➡️

Fan attendance in sport – week #022 overview

24 – 30th MAY
  • 17 competitions started letting fans into stadiums 
  • 15 competitions stopped letting fans in 
  • 35 competitions had matches with large numbers of fans in attendance
  • 125 competitions had matches with medium levels of fans in attendance
  • 304 competitions had some level of fan attendance during the period
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyballTennis (WTA)
248 ⬇️31 ⬇️1 ⬇️20 ➡️2 ➡️1 ⬇️

 

  • 116 competitions had no fans in attendance in the period
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyballTennis (WTA)
96 ⬇️15 ⬇️1 ➡️2 ⬇️2 ⬆️0 ➡️

Fan attendance in sport – week #021 overview

17 – 23rd MAY
  • 32 competitions started letting fans into stadiums 
  • 13 competitions stopped letting fans in 
  • 31 competitions had matches with large numbers of fans in attendance
  • 116 competitions had matches with medium levels of fans in attendance
  • 323 competitions had some level of fan attendance during the period
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyballTennis (WTA)
260 ⬆️33 ⬆️3 ⬇️20 ⬆️1 ➡️3 ➡️

 

  • 155 competitions had no fans in attendance in the period
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyballTennis (WTA)
131 ⬇️19 ⬇️1 ➡️3 ⬇️1 ⬇️0 ➡️

Fan attendance in sport – week #020 overview

10 – 16th MAY

As the domestic seasons draw to a close, countries such as the UK welcomed fans back to stadiums for the first time this season. The impact of no fan attendance has been particularly stark, as described by OptaJoe below:

  • 39 competitions started letting fans into stadiums 
  • 12 competitions stopped letting fans in 
  • 24 competitions had matches with large numbers of fans in attendance
  • 106 competitions had matches with medium levels of fans in attendance
  • 290 competitions had some level of fan attendance during the period
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyballTennis (WTA)
229 ⬆️32 ⬇️6 ⬇️17 ⬆️1 ➡️3 ⬆️

 

  • 197 competitions had no fans in attendance in the period
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyballTennis (WTA)
153 ⬇️29 ⬆️1 ⬇️9 ⬆️5⬆️0 ⬇️

Fan attendance in sport – week #019 overview

03-09th MAY
  • 24 competitions started letting fans into stadiums 
  • 28 competitions stopped letting fans in 
  • 31 competitions had matches with large numbers of fans in attendance
  • 105 competitions had matches with medium levels of fans in attendance
  • 276 competitions had some level of fan attendance during the period
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyballTennis (WTA)
214 ⬆️36 ⬇️9 ⬇️16 ⬆️1 ⬇️2 ⬆️

 

  • 212 competitions had no fans in attendance in the period
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyballTennis (WTA)
171 ⬇️25 ⬇️2 ⬇️8 ⬆️4 ⬇️2 ⬆️

Fan attendance in sport – week #018 overview

26-2ND MAY
  • 26 competitions started letting fans into stadiums 
  • 22 competitions stopped letting fans in 
  • 22 competitions had matches with large numbers of fans in attendance
  • 114 competitions had matches with medium levels of fans in attendance
  • 252 competitions had some level of fan attendance during the period
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyballTennis (WTA)
189 ⬆️42 ⬆️9 ⬇️8 ⬇️2 ⬇️1 ⬇️

 

  • 221 competitions had no fans in attendance in the period
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyballTennis (WTA)
178 ⬆️27 ⬆️3 ⬇️5 ⬇️7 ⬇️1 ⬇️

Fan attendance in sport – week #017 overview

19-25TH APRIL
  • 46 competitions started letting fans into stadiums 
  • 12 competitions stopped letting fans in 
  • 23 competitions had matches with large numbers of fans in attendance
  • 110 competitions had matches with medium levels of fans in attendance
  • 266 competitions had some level of fan attendance during the period
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyballTennis (WTA)
188 ⬆️41 ⬇️14 ⬆️13 ⬇️8 ⬇️2 ⬇️

 

  • 223 competitions had no fans in attendance in the period
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyballTennis (WTA)
175 ⬇️24 ⬇️4 ⬇️8 ⬇️10 ⬇️2 ⬆️

 

Fan attendance in sport – week #016 overview

12-18TH APRIL
  • 22 competitions started letting fans into stadiums 
  • 27 competitions stopped letting fans in 
  • 21 competitions had matches with large numbers of fans in attendance
  • 94 competitions had matches with medium levels of fans in attendance
  • 221 competitions had some level of fan attendance during the period
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyballTennis (WTA)
162 ⬇️31 ⬇️10 ⬇️9 ⬇️7 ⬇️1 ⬇️

 

  • 279 competitions had no fans in attendance in the period
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyballTennis (WTA)
199 ⬆️39 ⬆️7 ⬆️10 ⬆️22 ⬆️2 ➡️

Fan attendance in sport – week #015 overview

29-04TH APRIL
  • 25 competitions started letting fans into stadiums 
  • 18 competitions stopped letting fans in 
  • 23 competitions had matches with large numbers of fans in attendance
  • 97 competitions had matches with medium levels of fans in attendance
  • 216 competitions had some level of fan attendance during the period
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyballTennis (WTA)
134 ⬆️41 ⬇️13 ⬇️14 ⬆️11 ⬇️2 ⬆️

 

  • 252 competitions had no fans in attendance in the period
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyballTennis (WTA)
180 ⬆️38 ⬇️5 ⬇️10 ⬇️19 ⬇️1 ⬆️

Fan attendance in sport – week #014 overview

22-28TH MARCH

This week the BBC examined why empty grounds have destroyed home advantage. In their report (1st April 2021), they examine the impact of no fans on the Premier League:

  • For the first time, there have been more away wins (114) in the Premier League during the 2020/21 season than home wins (108)
  • 50% of Premier League teams are doing no better at home than away
  • Teams with a better away record than home has risen from 6% average over the past four seasons to 35% in 2020/21
  • The average of home wins over the past 8 seasons = 46%. In 2020/21 this has dropped to 37%

This data is why we’ve been tracking fan attendance in sport. Its impact on odds compilers, traders and sports betting professionals is too great to ignore given its impact on pricing.

What does the fan attendance data tell us for the week c. 22nd March – 28th March, let’s dive into the numbers:

  • 17 competitions started letting fans into stadiums 
  • 26 competitions stopped letting fans in
  • 24 competitions had matches with large numbers of fans in attendance
  • 78 competitions had matches with medium levels of fans in attendance
  • 195 competitions had some level of fan attendance during the period
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyballTennis (WTA)
109 ⬇️45 ⬇️15 ⬆️10 ➡️14 ⬆️1 ⬇️

 

  • 233 competitions had no fans in attendance in the period
    • Down from 248 the previous week
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyballTennis (WTA)
149 ⬇️41 ⬆️6 ⬆️13 ⬆️24 ⬇️0 ⬇️

Fan attendance in sport – week #013 overview

15-21st MARCH
  • 23 competitions started letting fans into stadiums 
  • 30 competitions stopped letting fans in 
  • 19 competitions had matches with large numbers of fans in attendance
  • 92 competitions had matches with medium levels of fans in attendance
    • Up from 87 the previous week
  • 230 competitions had some level of fan attendance during the period
    • Up from 222 the previous week
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyballTennis (WTA)
141 ⬆️50 ⬆️13 ⬇️10 ⬆️12 ⬆️2 ⬇️

 

  • 248 competitions had no fans in attendance in the period
    • Down from 254 the previous week
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyballTennis (WTA)
175 ⬆️30 ⬇️6 ⬆️6 ➡️31 ⬆️0 ⬇️

Fan attendance in sport – week #012 overview

08-14th MARCH
  • 36 competitions started letting fans into stadiums 
  • 26 competitions stopped letting fans in 
  • 28 competitions had matches with large numbers of fans in attendance
    • Up from 19 the previous week
  • 87 competitions had matches with medium levels of fans in attendance
    • Up from 74 the previous week
  • 222 competitions had some level of fan attendance during the period
    • Up from 199 the previous week
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyballTennis (WTA)
136 ⬆️47 ⬆️17 ⬆️8 ⬇️10 ⬇️3 ⬇️

 

  • 254 competitions had no fans in attendance in the period
    • Down from 255 the previous week
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyballTennis (WTA)
171 ⬆️42 ⬆️5 ⬇️6 ⬇️28 ⬆️1 ⬇️

Fan attendance in sport – week #011 overview

01 – 07th MARCH
  • 32 competitions started letting fans into stadiums (table below)
  • 24 competitions stopped letting fans in (table below)
  • 19 competitions had matches with large numbers of fans in attendance
    • Up 3 from the previous week
  • 74 competitions had matches with medium levels of fans in attendance
    • Up from 65 the previous week
  • 199 competitions had some level of fan attendance during the period
    • Up from 180 the previous week
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyballTennis (WTA)
118 ⬆️40 ⬇️13 ⬇️10 ⬇️13 ⬆️5 ⬆️

 

  • 255 competitions had no fans in attendance in the period
    • Up from 249 the previous week
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyballTennis (WTA)
170 ⬆️41 ⬇️6 ⬇️11 ⬇️25 ⬇️2 ⬆️

Which competitions started letting fans in?

01 – 07th MARCH
RegionCountrySportCompetition% of games without fans% of games with small attendance% of games with medium attendance% of games with full attendance
South AmericaArgentinaBasketballTorneo Federal de Basquetbol75.0025.000.000.00
EuropeAustriaSoccer2. Liga88.8911.110.000.00
South AmericaBrazilSoccerPaulista A288.8911.110.000.00
South AmericaBrazilVolleyballSuperliga (men)80.0020.000.000.00
EuropeBulgariaSoccerFirst Professional League80.0020.000.000.00
EuropeCyprusSoccerCup0.00100.000.000.00
EuropeCzech RepublicSoccerCzech Cup75.0025.000.000.00
EuropeCzech RepublicVolleyballExtraliga (men)66.6733.330.000.00
EuropeDenmarkSoccerSuperligaen83.3316.670.000.00
WorldEuropeVolleyballCEV Champions League - Final Stages (men)66.670.0033.330.00
EuropeFranceSoccerLigue 290.0010.000.000.00
EuropeFranceTennisWTA Open 6ème Sens Métropole de Lyon (Singles)90.329.680.000.00
EuropeGreat BritainBasketballBBL Championship85.7114.290.000.00
EuropeIsraelSoccerLiga Alef South66.6733.330.000.00
EuropeItalyVolleyballSerie A1 (women)66.6733.330.000.00
EuropeItalySoccerSerie B78.9521.050.000.00
EuropeItalySoccerSerie C - Girone A93.336.670.000.00
AfricaMoroccoSoccerBotola50.0050.000.000.00
South AmericaParaguaySoccerDivision Profesional85.7114.290.000.00
EuropePolandBasketball1. Liga Kobiet - Group B (women)50.0050.000.000.00
EuropePolandBasketballPolska Liga Koszykowki80.0020.000.000.00
EuropePortugalSoccerCampeonato de Portugal - Group G83.3316.670.000.00
EuropePortugalBasketballLPB90.0010.000.000.00
EuropeSpainBasketballLiga EBA - Group A66.670.000.0033.33
EuropeSpainSoccerSegunda B - Group 390.0010.000.000.00
EuropeSpainVolleyballSuperliga Femenina0.000.00100.000.00
EuropeSpainSoccerTercera Division - Group 614.2985.710.000.00
EuropeSwedenBasketballBasketligan33.3366.670.000.00
EuropeSwitzerlandSoccerSuper League90.0010.000.000.00
AsiaThailandSoccerThai League T10.00100.000.000.00
AsiaThailandSoccerThai League T20.0087.5012.500.00
EuropeTurkeySoccer1. Lig90.919.090.000.00

Which competitions stopped letting fans in?

01 – 07th MARCH

RegionCountrySportCompetition22-28.201-07.3
ArgentinaSouth AmericaBasketballLa Liga Argentinayesno
BrazilSouth AmericaBasketballNBByesno
CroatiaEuropeSoccer1. HNLyesno
CroatiaEuropeBasketballPremijer Ligayesno
CyprusEuropeSoccerFirst Divisionyesno
EuropeWorldVolleyballCEV Challenge Cup (men)yesno
EuropeWorldVolleyballCEV Volleyball Cup (men)yesno
EuropeWorldVolleyballCEV Volleyball Cup (women)yesno
GeorgiaEuropeSoccerErovnuli Ligayesno
ItalyEuropeBasketballLega Basket Ayesno
ItalyEuropeSoccerSerie Ayesno
Korea RepublicAsiaBasketballWKBL (women)yesno
MexicoNorth/Central AmericaSoccerLiga MX Femenilyesno
NetherlandsEuropeSoccerEredivisieyesno
PolandEuropeHandballSuperligayesno
PortugalEuropeSoccerPrimeira Ligayesno
SpainEuropeSoccerDivision de Honor U19 - Group 5yesno
SpainEuropeSoccerDivision de Honor U19 - Group 7yesno
SpainEuropeBasketballLiga EBA - Group Cyesno
SpainEuropeBasketballLiga Femenina 2 - Group Ayesno
SpainEuropeBasketballLiga Femenina 2 - Group Cyesno
SwedenEuropeHandballElit Serien (men)yesno
SwedenEuropeIce HockeySwedish Hockey Leagueyesno
TurkeyEuropeSoccerSüper Ligyesno

Fan attendance in sport – week #010 overview

22 – 28th February
  • 30 competitions started letting fans into stadiums (table below)
  • 22 competitions stopped letting fans in (table below)
  • 16 competitions had matches with large numbers of fans in attendance. 
  • 65 competitions had matches with medium levels of fans in attendance
  • 180 competitions had some level of fan attendance during the period
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyballTennis (WTA)
97 ⬆️44 ⬆️14 ⬇️11 ⬆️11 ➡️3 ➡️

 

  • 249 competitions had no fans in attendance in the period
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyballTennis (WTA)
158 ⬆️43 ⬆️7 ⬇️12 ⬆️28 ⬆️1 ⬆️

Which competitions started letting fans in?

22 – 28th February
RegionCountrySportCompetition% of games without fans% of games with small attendance% of games with medium attendance% of games with full attendance
WorldAfricaSoccerCAF Champions League - Group Stage42.8642.860.0014.29
EuropeAustriaSoccerBundesliga85.7114.290.000.00
EuropeBelgiumVolleyballLiga A Dames (women)50.0050.000.000.00
South AmericaBrazilVolleyballSuperliga (women)75.0025.000.000.00
EuropeCroatiaSoccer1. HNL80.0020.000.000.00
AfricaEgyptSoccerEgypt Cup66.6733.330.000.00
EuropeEnglandSoccerNational League93.756.250.000.00
WorldEuropeHandballEHF Champions League - Group Stage80.0020.000.000.00
North/Central AmericaGuatemalaSoccerPrimera Division de Ascenso0.00100.000.000.00
EuropeHungarySoccerNB I80.0020.000.000.00
EuropeIsraelSoccerLiga Alef North0.00100.000.000.00
EuropeIsraelBasketballLigat ha'Al (women)33.3333.3333.330.00
EuropeItalySoccerSerie A90.0010.000.000.00
AsiaKorea RepublicBasketballWKBL (women)0.00100.000.000.00
North/Central AmericaMexicoSoccerLiga MX88.8911.110.000.00
North/Central AmericaMexicoSoccerLiga MX Femenil50.0050.000.000.00
EuropeNetherlandsSoccerEredivisie90.919.090.000.00
EuropePolandHandballSuperliga66.6733.330.000.00
EuropePortugalSoccerPrimeira Liga87.5012.500.000.00
AsiaQatarSoccerSecond Division50.0050.000.000.00
EuropeSpainBasketballLEB Plata - East Conference66.6733.330.000.00
EuropeSpainHandballLiga Asobal50.000.0050.000.00
EuropeSpainBasketballLiga EBA - Group D50.0050.000.000.00
EuropeSpainSoccerTercera Division - Group 120.0080.000.000.00
EuropeSpainSoccerTercera Division - Group 1340.0040.0020.000.00
EuropeSpainSoccerTercera Division - Group 160.0066.6733.330.00
EuropeSwedenHandballElit Serien (men)90.919.090.000.00
EuropeSwitzerlandSoccerChallenge League85.7114.290.000.00
EuropeTurkeySoccerSüper Lig90.919.090.000.00
WorldWorldBasketballFIBA Americup - Qualification75.0025.000.000.00

Which competitions stopped letting fans in?

22 – 28th February

RegionCountrySportCompetition% of games without fans% of games with small attendance% of games with medium attendance% of games with full attendance
WorldAfricaSoccerCAF Champions League - Group Stage42.8642.860.0014.29
EuropeAustriaSoccerBundesliga85.7114.290.000.00
EuropeBelgiumVolleyballLiga A Dames (women)50.0050.000.000.00
South AmericaBrazilVolleyballSuperliga (women)75.0025.000.000.00
EuropeCroatiaSoccer1. HNL80.0020.000.000.00
AfricaEgyptSoccerEgypt Cup66.6733.330.000.00
EuropeEnglandSoccerNational League93.756.250.000.00
WorldEuropeHandballEHF Champions League - Group Stage80.0020.000.000.00
North/Central AmericaGuatemalaSoccerPrimera Division de Ascenso0.00100.000.000.00
EuropeHungarySoccerNB I80.0020.000.000.00
EuropeIsraelSoccerLiga Alef North0.00100.000.000.00
EuropeIsraelBasketballLigat ha'Al (women)33.3333.3333.330.00
EuropeItalySoccerSerie A90.0010.000.000.00
AsiaKorea RepublicBasketballWKBL (women)0.00100.000.000.00
North/Central AmericaMexicoSoccerLiga MX88.8911.110.000.00
North/Central AmericaMexicoSoccerLiga MX Femenil50.0050.000.000.00
EuropeNetherlandsSoccerEredivisie90.919.090.000.00
EuropePolandHandballSuperliga66.6733.330.000.00
EuropePortugalSoccerPrimeira Liga87.5012.500.000.00
AsiaQatarSoccerSecond Division50.0050.000.000.00
EuropeSpainBasketballLEB Plata - East Conference66.6733.330.000.00
EuropeSpainHandballLiga Asobal50.000.0050.000.00
EuropeSpainBasketballLiga EBA - Group D50.0050.000.000.00
EuropeSpainSoccerTercera Division - Group 120.0080.000.000.00
EuropeSpainSoccerTercera Division - Group 1340.0040.0020.000.00
EuropeSpainSoccerTercera Division - Group 160.0066.6733.330.00
EuropeSwedenHandballElit Serien (men)90.919.090.000.00
EuropeSwitzerlandSoccerChallenge League85.7114.290.000.00
EuropeTurkeySoccerSüper Lig90.919.090.000.00
WorldWorldBasketballFIBA Americup - Qualification75.0025.000.000.00

 

Fan attendance in sport – week #009 overview

15 – 21st February
  • 34 competitions started letting fans into stadiums (table below)
  • 16 competitions stopped letting fans in (table below)
  • 10 competitions had matches with large numbers of fans in attendance. 
  • 48 competitions had matches with medium levels of fans in attendance
  • 143 competitions had some level of fan attendance during the period
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyballTennis (WTA)
71 ⬆️33 ⬇️16 ⬆️9 ⬇️11 ⬆️3 ⬆️

 

  • 215 competitions had no fans in attendance in the period
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyballTennis (WTA)
143 ⬇️30 ⬇️8 ⬆️11 ➡️23 ⬇️0 ⬇️

Which competitions started letting fans in?

08 – 14th February
RegionCountrySportCompetition% of games without fans% of games with small attendance% of games with medium attendance% of games with full attendance
South AmericaArgentinaSoccerTorneo Regional Federal Amateur - Playoffs50.0050.000.000.00
AsiaAustraliaTennisWTA Phillip Island Trophy (Doubles)88.2411.760.000.00
EuropeAustriaSoccer2. Liga87.5012.500.000.00
EuropeBelgiumSoccerFirst Division A72.7327.270.000.00
EuropeCyprusSoccerFirst Division57.1442.860.000.00
EuropeCzech RepublicSoccerCzech Liga70.0030.000.000.00
EuropeDenmarkSoccer1st Division83.3316.670.000.00
EuropeDenmarkHandballHandboldligaen (men)71.4328.570.000.00
EuropeDenmarkSoccerSuperligaen50.0050.000.000.00
EuropeFranceSoccerLigue 290.919.090.000.00
EuropeGreat BritainBasketballBBL Championship85.7114.290.000.00
EuropeItalyVolleyballSerie A1 (women)83.3316.670.000.00
EuropeNetherlandsSoccerEerste Divisie91.678.330.000.00
EuropePolandBasketball2 Liga - Group D50.0050.000.000.00
EuropePolandHandballSuperliga (women)50.0050.000.000.00
EuropePortugalSoccerCampeonato de Portugal - Group G66.6733.330.000.00
EuropePortugalBasketballLiga Portuguesa Feminina (women)75.0012.5012.500.00
EuropeSerbiaVolleyballOdbojkasko Prvenstvo Srbije (women)50.0050.000.000.00
EuropeSpainSoccerDivision de Honor U19 - Group 283.330.0016.670.00
EuropeSpainSoccerDivision de Honor U19 - Group 60.000.00100.000.00
EuropeSpainSoccerDivision de Honor U19 - Group 785.7114.290.000.00
EuropeSpainBasketballLiga EBA - Group A66.670.0033.330.00
EuropeSpainBasketballLiga Femenina 2 - Group A50.0050.000.000.00
EuropeSpainSoccerSegunda B - Group 391.678.330.000.00
EuropeSpainSoccerSegunda Division - South (women)50.0050.000.000.00
EuropeSpainSoccerTercera Division - Group 1733.3366.670.000.00
EuropeSpainSoccerTercera Division - Group 1866.6733.330.000.00
EuropeSpainSoccerTercera Division - Group 30.00100.000.000.00
EuropeSpainSoccerTercera Division - Group 683.3316.670.000.00
EuropeSwedenHandballElit Serien (women)0.00100.000.000.00
AfricaTunisiaSoccerLigue Professionnelle 266.6733.330.000.00
EuropeUkraineBasketballFBU Super League (women)0.0066.6733.330.00
EuropeUkraineBasketballHigher League33.3366.670.000.00
EuropeUkraineSoccerPremier League33.3366.670.000.00

Which competitions stopped letting fans in?

08 – 14th February

RegionCountrySportCompetition8-14.215-21.2
EuropeCroatiaSoccer1. HNLyesno
WorldEuropeHandballEHF Champions League - Group Stageyesno
EuropeFinlandSoccerSuomen Cup - Group Stageyesno
EuropeGreat BritainBasketballBBL Trophyyesno
EuropeHungarySoccerNB Iyesno
EuropeHungaryHandballNB I (men)yesno
EuropeIsraelBasketballLigat ha'Alyesno
EuropeItalySoccerSerie C - Girone Cyesno
AsiaJapanVolleyballV League Division 2 (men)yesno
AsiaKorea RepublicVolleyballV-League (men)yesno
AsiaKorea RepublicBasketballWKBL (women)yesno
North/Central AmericaMexicoSoccerLiga MXyesno
EuropePolandBasketball1. Liga Kobiet - Group B (women)yesno
EuropeSlovakiaSoccer2. Ligayesno
EuropeSpainBasketballLEB Plata - East Conferenceyesno
EuropeSwitzerlandSoccerChallenge Leagueyesno

Fan attendance in sport – week #008 overview

08 – 14th February
  • 16 competitions started letting fans into stadiums (table below)
  • 21 competitions stopped letting fans in (table below)
  • 5 competitions had matches with large numbers of fans in attendance. 
    • Asia: Australian National Basketball League and Japanese B2 Basketball League
    • North / Central America: El Salvador Primera Division (football) and Nicaragua Primera Division (football)
    • Europe: EHF Women’s Champions League (handball)
  • 36 competitions had matches with medium levels of fans in attendance
  • 120 competitions had some level of fan attendance during the period
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyballTennis (WTA)
53 ⬆️35 ⬆️11 ⬇️11 ⬇️9 ⬆️1 ⬇️

 

  • 234 competitions had no fans in attendance in the period
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyballTennis (WTA)
152 ⬆️39 ➡️7 ➡️11 ⬇️24 ⬆️1 ⬆️

Which competitions started letting fans in?

08 – 14th February
RegionCountrySportCompetition% of games without fans% of games with small attendance% of games with medium attendance% of games with full attendance
South AmericaArgentinaBasketballLiga Nacional85.7114.290.000.00
South AmericaBrazilVolleyballSuperliga (men)66.6733.330.000.00
EuropeDenmarkBasketballBasketligaen75.0025.000.000.00
EuropeGreat BritainBasketballBBL Trophy66.6733.330.000.00
EuropeIcelandBasketballPremier League80.0020.000.000.00
EuropeIsraelSoccerPremier League (women)66.6733.330.000.00
EuropeItalySoccerSerie C - Girone C83.3316.670.000.00
AsiaKorea RepublicVolleyballV-League (men)80.0020.000.000.00
North/Central AmericaMexicoSoccerLiga MX85.710.0014.290.00
South AmericaParaguaySoccerDivision Profesional60.0040.000.000.00
EuropeSlovakiaSoccerSuper Liga83.3316.670.000.00
EuropeSpainSoccerDivision de Honor U19 - Group 175.0025.000.000.00
EuropeSpainBasketballLiga Femenina 2 - Group C50.0050.000.000.00
EuropeSpainSoccerPrimera Division (women)61.5430.777.690.00
EuropeSpainSoccerSegunda B - Group 490.0010.000.000.00
EuropeTurkeySoccer1. Lig87.5012.500.000.00

Which competitions stopped letting fans in?

08 – 14th February

RegionCountrySportCompetition1-7.28-14.2
EuropeBelgiumSoccerBeker van Belgieyesno
EuropeBelgiumSoccerFirst Division Ayesno
EuropeCroatiaBasketballKup Krese Cosica (Croatian Cup)yesno
EuropeCyprusSoccerFirst Divisionyesno
EuropeCzech RepublicSoccerCzech Ligayesno
EuropeCzech RepublicIce HockeyExtraligayesno
EuropeDenmarkHandballHandboldligaen (men)yesno
EuropeFranceSoccerFeminine Division 1 (women)yesno
EuropeFranceBasketballLNB Pro Ayesno
EuropeFranceSoccerLigue 2yesno
FriendlyFriendlySoccerClub Friendly Womenyesno
EuropeItalyBasketballLega Basket Ayesno
EuropeItalySoccerSerie Ayesno
EuropeItalyVolleyballSerie A1 (women)yesno
EuropeNetherlandsSoccerEredivisieyesno
EuropePortugalSoccerCampeonato de Portugal - Group Gyesno
AsiaSaudi ArabiaSoccerSaudi Professional Leagueyesno
EuropeSpainBasketballLiga ACByesno
EuropeSpainBasketballLiga EBA - Group Ayesno
EuropeSpainSoccerSegunda B - Group 3yesno
EuropeSpainSoccerTercera Division - Group 17yesno

Fan attendance in sport – week #007 overview

01 – 07th February

Arsene Wenger comments on the impact one major club has seen occur to their point-per game achievements at home since fans have been unable to attend matches en-masse. He also touches on the wider influences fans have on job security for managers and how their lack of attendance has in many cases perhaps bought managers more time in their roles.

Just last week, in a blow for normalcy for professional sport teams in the State of New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo has implemented a limit of 10 per cent attendance at venues.

01 – 07th February
  • 22 competitions started letting fans into stadiums (table below)
  • 18 competitions stopped letting fans in (table below)
  • 10 competitions had matches with large numbers of fans in attendance. Our highest recorded number since we started this tracker.
    • Six of these were in Europe (Russia accounted for 67%), three in Asia and one in North/Central America
      • Europe:
        • Russia: KHL (3%), MHL (3%) and VHL (4%) ice hockey and Women’s SuperLeague volleyball (25%) – number in brackets denotes % of matches played with large attendance
        • Spain: Liga EBA – Group A basketball (33%) and Tercera Division – Group 15 football (33%)
      • Asia:
        • Australia: National Basketball League – 40% matches with large attendance
        • Chinese Taipei: P League + – 50% matches with large attendance
        • Japan: B1 League basketball – 8% matches with large attendance
      • North/Central America
        • Nicaragua: Primera Division soccer – 40% matches with large attendance
  • 117 competitions had some level of fan attendance during the period
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyballTennis (WTA)
49 ⬆️32 ⬇️14 ⬇️12 ⬆️5 ⬇️3 ⬆️

 

  • 211 competitions had no fans in attendance in the period
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyballTennis (WTA)
131 ⬇️39 ⬆️7 ➡️13 ⬇️21 ⬇️0

Which competitions started letting fans in?

01 – 07th February
RegionCountrySportCompetition% of games without fans% of games with small attendance% of games with medium attendance% of games with full attendance
AsiaAustraliaTennisWTA Gippsland Trophy (Doubles)73.3326.670.000.00
South AmericaBrazilSoccerCopa Alagoas85.7114.290.000.00
EuropeCroatiaBasketballKup Krese Cosica (Croatian Cup)50.0050.000.000.00
EuropeCzech RepublicSoccerCzech Liga75.0025.000.000.00
EuropeCzech RepublicIce HockeyExtraliga90.0010.000.000.00
WorldEuropeVolleyballCEV Champions League (women)73.9113.0413.040.00
EuropeGermanyBasketballBasketball Bundesliga69.2330.770.000.00
EuropeIsraelBasketballLigat ha'Al66.6733.330.000.00
EuropeItalyBasketballLega Basket A77.7822.220.000.00
EuropeItalySoccerSerie A90.0010.000.000.00
EuropeItalySoccerSerie B83.3316.670.000.00
AsiaKorea RepublicBasketballWKBL (women)50.0050.000.000.00
EuropePortugalSoccerCampeonato de Portugal - Group G66.6733.330.000.00
EuropeRussiaHandballYouth League U20 (women)50.0050.000.000.00
AsiaSaudi ArabiaSoccerSaudi Professional League87.5012.500.000.00
EuropeSpainSoccerSegunda B - Group 391.670.008.330.00
EuropeSpainSoccerTercera Division - Group 1483.330.0016.670.00
EuropeSpainSoccerTercera Division - Group 1775.0025.000.000.00
EuropeSwitzerlandSoccerChallenge League88.8911.110.000.00
EuropeSwitzerlandSoccerSuper League88.8911.110.000.00
AfricaTunisiaSoccerLigue Professionnelle 166.6733.330.000.00
WorldWorldBasketballBasketball Champions League Americas75.0012.5012.500.00

Which competitions stopped letting fans in?

01 – 07th February

RegionCountrySportCompetition25-31.11-7.2
South AmericaArgentinaSoccerTorneo Regional Federal Amateuryesno
EuropeBelgiumSoccerSuper League (women)yesno
South AmericaBrazilBasketballNBByesno
South AmericaBrazilSoccerSerie Ayesno
AsiaChinaBasketballCBAyesno
AfricaEgyptSoccerPremier Leagueyesno
WorldEuropeBasketballEuroleagueyesno
AsiaJapanVolleyballV League Division 1 (women)yesno
North/Central AmericaMexicoSoccerLiga MXyesno
EuropePolandVolleyballPolska Liga (men)yesno
EuropePolandHandballSuperliga (women)yesno
EuropeSpainSoccerCopa del Reyyesno
EuropeSpainBasketballLiga Femenina 2 - Group Ayesno
EuropeSpainBasketballLiga Femenina 2 - Group Cyesno
EuropeSpainSoccerPrimera Division (women)yesno
EuropeSwitzerlandSoccerNationalliga A Womenyesno
EuropeTurkeySoccer1. Ligyesno
EuropeTurkeyBasketballTürkiye Basketbol Super Ligiyesno

Fan attendance in sport – week #006 overview

25 – 31st January
  • 22 competitions started letting fans into stadiums (table below).
  • 26 stopped letting fans in (table below)
  • 8 competitions had matches with large attendance
    • Four of these were in Asia (Australia, China and Japan), one in North/Central America (Nicaragua) and the remaining three in Europe (Spain).
    • Basketball competitions accounted for 62.5% of competitions with large fan attendances, soccer made up the rest
  • 118 competitions were played with some level of fans.
    • The icon represents the total number versus the previous week
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyballTennis (WTA)
46 ⬇️38 ⬇️15 ➡️7 ⬆️10 ⬆️2 ⬆️

 

  • 224 competitions currently have no fans.
    • The icon represents the total number versus the previous week
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyballTennis (WTA)
135 ⬆️37 ⬇️7 ⬆️14 ⬆️29 ⬇️0


Which competitions started letting fans in?

25 – 31st January
RegionCountrySportCompetition% of games without fans% of games with small attendance% of games with medium attendance% of games with full attendance
South AmericaArgentinaSoccerTorneo Federal A - Playoffs50.0050.000.000.00
EuropeBelgiumSoccerFirst Division A88.8911.110.000.00
EuropeBelgiumSoccerSuper League (women)80.0020.000.000.00
South AmericaBrazilSoccerSerie A91.678.330.000.00
EuropeCroatiaSoccer1. HNL87.5012.500.000.00
WorldEuropeHandballEHF Women's Champions League - Group Stage50.0050.000.000.00
FriendlyFriendlySoccerClub Friendly Women50.0050.000.000.00
EuropeGermanyIce HockeyDeutsche Eishockey Liga50.0050.000.000.00
EuropeHungarySoccerNB I87.5012.500.000.00
EuropeItalyBasketballSerie A295.244.760.000.00
North/Central AmericaMexicoSoccerLiga MX87.5012.500.000.00
EuropeNetherlandsSoccerEredivisie94.445.560.000.00
EuropePolandBasketball1. Liga Kobiet - Group B (women)0.00100.000.000.00
EuropePolandHandballSuperliga (women)66.6733.330.000.00
EuropeRomaniaSoccerLiga I93.756.250.000.00
EuropeSpainSoccerCopa del Rey87.500.0012.500.00
EuropeSpainBasketballLiga EBA - Group D50.0050.000.000.00
EuropeSpainBasketballLiga Femenina60.0040.000.000.00
EuropeSpainBasketballLiga Femenina 2 - Group C66.6733.330.000.00
EuropeSpainSoccerSegunda Division - North (women)0.000.00100.000.00
EuropeTurkeySoccer1. Lig90.0010.000.000.00
EuropeTurkeyBasketballTürkiye Basketbol Super Ligi87.5012.500.000.00

Which competitions stopped letting fans in?

25 – 31st January

RegionCountrySportCompetition18-24.125-31.1
South AmericaBrazilVolleyballSuperliga (women)yesno
South AmericaColombiaSoccerPrimera Byesno
EuropeCroatiaBasketballPremijer Ligayesno
EuropeCzech RepublicSoccerCzech Ligayesno
EuropeEnglandSoccerNational Leagueyesno
WorldEuropeBasketballEuroleague Womenyesno
WorldEuropeBasketballFIBA Basketball Champions Leagueyesno
EuropeCzech RepublicSoccerTipsport Ligayesno
EuropeGermanyBasketballBasketball Bundesligayesno
EuropeItalyBasketballLega Basket Ayesno
EuropeLithuaniaBasketballLietuvos Krepsinio Lygayesno
EuropePortugalBasketballLPByesno
EuropeRussiaHandballYouth League U20 (women)yesno
EuropeSlovakiaBasketballExtraliga (women)yesno
EuropeSpainSoccerDivision de Honor U19 - Group 1yesno
EuropeSpainSoccerDivision de Honor U19 - Group 2yesno
EuropeSpainBasketballLiga EBA - Group Byesno
EuropeSpainSoccerSegunda B - Group 3yesno
EuropeSpainSoccerSegunda Divisionyesno
EuropeSpainSoccerSegunda Division - South (women)yesno
EuropeSpainSoccerTercera Division - Group 1yesno
EuropeSpainSoccerTercera Division - Group 14yesno
EuropeSpainSoccerTercera Division - Group 16yesno
EuropeSpainSoccerTercera Division - Group 4yesno
EuropeTurkeySoccerSüper Ligyesno
AsiaVietnamSoccerV.League 1yesno

Fan attendance in sport – week #005 overview

20 – 26th January
  • 30 competitions started letting fans into stadiums (table below). The highest number since we started this fan attendance in sport tracker.
  • 17 stopped letting fans in (table below)
  • 9 competitions had matches with large attendance. Breaking last weeks total for a week period since we started this tracker:
    • Australian NBL – 14% of matches had large attendance, 86% had medium attendance
    • Belarus Premier League (Basketball) – 50% had large attendance, 50% had small attendance
    • Japanese B1 Basketball League – 15% had large attendance, 85% had medium attendance
    • Japanese V League Division 1 (women) – had large attendance across all four fixtures played
    • Russian Volleyball SuperLeague – had 20% large attendance, 80% small
    • Russian VHL – had a split of fan attendance across its 22 played fixtures. Just 5% had large attendance, the majority having medium levels of fans. 10% of matches had no fans in attendance.
    • The only competition this week, that went from no fans to fans, was the Liga EBA – Group A Basketball League in Spain which two matches played had a large level of fans in attendance
    • Spain’s Tercera Division – Group 15 – played one match with a large number of fans
    • V. League 1 in Vietnam played 7 games with 29% of matches having a large number of fans.
  • 114 competitions were played with some level of fans.
    • The icon represents the total number versus the previous week
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyball
47⬆️39 ⬆️15 ⬆️5 ➡️8 ⬆️

 

  • 214 competitions currently have no fans.
    • The icon represents the total number versus the previous week
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyballTennis (WTA)
121 ⬇️43 ⬇️4 ⬇️12 ⬆️34 ⬆️No matches played


Which competitions started letting fans in?

20 – 26th January
RegionCountrySportCompetition% of games without fans% of games with small attendance% of games with medium attendance% of games with full attendance
South AmericaArgentinaSoccerTorneo Regional Federal Amateur89.4710.530.000.00
South AmericaBrazilSoccerSerie A95.454.550.000.00
South AmericaColombiaSoccerPrimera B75.0025.000.000.00
EuropeCroatiaBasketballPremijer Liga85.7114.290.000.00
EuropeCzech RepublicVolleyballExtraliga (women)50.0050.000.000.00
EuropeDenmarkHandballHandboldligaen (women)66.6733.330.000.00
EuropeEnglandSoccerNational League94.745.260.000.00
WorldEuropeHandballEHF European League - Group Stage (women)40.0060.000.000.00
WorldEuropeBasketballEuroleague Women88.2411.760.000.00
WorldEuropeBasketballVTB Youth League70.0030.000.000.00
EuropeFranceSoccerLigue 290.919.090.000.00
EuropeCzech RepublicSoccerTipsport Liga80.0020.000.000.00
EuropeGermanyIce HockeyDeutsche Eishockey Liga50.0050.000.000.00
EuropeItalyVolleyballSerie A1 (women)60.0040.000.000.00
EuropeLithuaniaBasketballLietuvos Krepsinio Lyga83.3316.670.000.00
EuropePortugalBasketballLPB80.0020.000.000.00
EuropeRomaniaSoccerLiga I90.919.090.000.00
EuropeRussiaIce HockeyWHL (women)66.6733.330.000.00
EuropeSpainBasketballLEB Plata - West Conference33.3366.670.000.00
EuropeSpainBasketballLiga EBA - Group A0.000.000.00100.00
EuropeSpainBasketballLiga EBA - Group C66.6733.330.000.00
EuropeSpainSoccerPrimera Division (women)87.5012.500.000.00
EuropeSpainSoccerSegunda B - Group 388.8911.110.000.00
EuropeSpainSoccerSegunda B - Group 560.0010.0030.000.00
EuropeSpainSoccerSegunda Division91.678.330.000.00
EuropeSpainSoccerSegunda Division - South (women)75.0025.000.000.00
EuropeSpainSoccerTercera Division - Group 1475.000.0025.000.00
EuropeSpainSoccerTercera Division - Group 466.6733.330.000.00
EuropeSwedenBasketballBasketligan66.6733.330.000.00
EuropeTurkeySoccerSüper Lig94.125.880.000.00

Which competitions stopped letting fans in?

20 – 26th January
RegionCountrySportCompetition13-19.120-26.1
ArgentinaSouth AmericaSoccerTorneo Federal A - Playoffsyesno
BrazilSouth AmericaVolleyballSuperliga (women)yesno
ChinaAsiaBasketballCBAyesno
EgyptAfricaSoccerPremier Leagueyesno
EuropeWorldHandballEHF Women's Champions League - Group Stageyesno
FranceEuropeSoccerFeminine Division 1 (women)yesno
IcelandEuropeSoccerFotbolti.net Cup - A Divisionyesno
ItalyEuropeSoccerSerie Byesno
MexicoNorth/Central AmericaSoccerLiga MXyesno
PolandEuropeVolleyballPolska Liga (men)yesno
PolandEuropeHandballSuperliga (women)yesno
SpainEuropeSoccerCopa del Reyyesno
SpainEuropeSoccerDivision de Honor U19 - Group 7yesno
SpainEuropeBasketballLiga EBA - Group Dyesno
SpainEuropeBasketballLiga Femenina 2 - Group Cyesno
SpainEuropeSoccerSegunda Division - North (women)yesno
SpainEuropeSoccerTercera Division - Group 3yesno

Fan attendance in sport – week #004 overview

💡 Home win percentage % in the Bundesliga was at its lowest level in the history of the competition with home sides having won 49 out of 144 games (34%) as of the 18th January. The second lowest home win percentage was the 2019/20 season which is when fan attendances began to be impacted due to COVID-19.

The Bundesliga announced that they were unlikely to allow fans to return to stadiums during the 2020/21 season. With other competitions likely to remain cautious in allowing fans back into venues, what steps can your trading teams be taking to manage your models in light of influences on home advantage that we are seeing across sports competitions?

11th – 17th January
  • 12 competitions started letting fans into stadiums (table below)
  • 26 stopped letting fans in (table below), up from 22 the previous week
  • 8 competitions had matches with large attendance. Our highest total for a week period since we started this tracker:
        • New: Copa del Rey
        • New: Vietnam V.League 1
        • New: NBA
        • New: Spain Tercera Division – Group 15
        • New: Qatar Stars League
        • New: Chinese Taipei P League +
        • New: Russia Superleague Division I
        • El Salvador Primera Division Playoffs
  • 63 competitions were played with some level of fans
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyball
24181155

 

  • 224 competitions currently have no fans
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyballTennis (WTA)
1245675301


Which competitions started letting fans in?

11th – 17th January
RegionCountrySportCompetition% of games without fans% of games with small attendance% of games with medium attendance% of games with full attendance
EuropeGermanyBasketballBasketball Bundesliga75%25%0%0%
WorldEuropeBasketballEuroleague82%18%0%0%
South AmericaBrazilVolleyballSuperLiga (Women)80%20%0%0%
South AmericaSouth AmericaFootballCONMEBOL Libertadores50%50%0%0%
EuropeItalyFootballSerie A90%10%0%0%
EuropeSpainBasketballLEB Plata - East Conference67%0%33%0%
EuropeSpainFootballDivision de Honor U19 - Group 750%50%0%0%
EuropeSpainBasketballLiga Femenina 2 - Group C67%33%0%0%
EuropeRussiaHandballYouth League U20 (women)75%25%0%0%
EuropeAustriaIce hockeyAustrian Hockey League91%9%0%0%
EuropeSwedenIce hockeyHockey Allsvenskan89%11%0%0%
EuropeSpainFootballSegunda Division - North (women)0%100%0%0%

Which competitions stopped letting fans in?

11th – 17th January
RegionCountrySportCompetition04-10 Jan11-17 Jan
EuropeFranceFootballLigue 2YesNo
EuropeWorldBasketballFIBA Basketball Champions LeagueYesNo
EuropeItalyFootballSerie D - Group BYesNo
EuropeItalyFootballSerie D - Group EYesNo
EuropeTurkeyFootballSüper LigYesNo
EuropeNetherlandsFootballEerste DivisieYesNo
EuropeSpainBasketballLEB Plata - West ConferenceYesNo
EuropeWorldHandballEHF European League - Group Stage (women)YesNo
EuropeLithuaniaBasketballLietuvos Krepsinio LygaYesNo
EuropeSpainFootballSegunda B - Group 3YesNo
EuropeSpainFootballSegunda B - Group 4YesNo
EuropeSpainFootballTercera Division - Group 6YesNo
EuropeSpainFootballTercera Division - Group 10YesNo
EuropeSpainFootballDivision de Honor U19 - Group 3YesNo
EuropeSpainFootballTercera Division - Group 11YesNo
EuropeSpainFootballDivision de Honor U19 - Group 4YesNo
EuropeSpainFootballTercera Division - Group 13YesNo
EuropeCzech RepublicVolleyballExtraliga (men)YesNo
EuropeSpainFootballPrimera Division (women)YesNo
South AmericaArgentinaFootballCopa Diego Armando MaradonaYesNo
EuropeItalyBasketballSerie A2YesNo
EuropeItalyVolleyballSuperLega (men)YesNo
EuropeCzech RepublicIce hockey1 LigaYesNo
South AmericaArgentinaBasketballLiga NacionalYesNo
EuropeSpainBasketballLEB OroYesNo
EuropeCzech RepublicFootballTipsport LigaYesNo

Fan attendance in sport – week #003 overview

💡 New research by NFL Football Operations examines how betting markets have changed their perception of home advantage in 2020?

The report found that home field advantage had been slowly decreasing each season since 2006. However, 2020 has seen the biggest season-to-season drop over that time, dropping more than a full point from 2019. And the 1.30 point spread on average means home-field advantage is now worth less than half of what it was in 2006 (3.30 points).

Should you be considering alterations to your betting markets models where fans are not in attendance in light of this analysis?

4th- 10th January
  • 14 competitions started letting fans into stadiums (table below)
  • 22 stopped letting fans in (table below)
  • 4 leagues had matches with full attendance
      • New this week: Turkish Süper Lig – played 13 matches in the period. 11% of games played had full/large levels of fan attendance
      • New this week: J League Cup – Final – was played with a full/large fan attendance
      • New this week: Premier League Basketball (Belarus) – played 50% of its matches with a large/full fan attendance, the remainder had a medium number of fans
      • Japan B1 Basketball League – played 28 matches in the period. 50% had full attendance, up from 7% the previous week, the remaining 50% had a medium level of fans in attendance
      • Notable changes from last week
        • The Primera Division in El Salvador still had fans inside stadiums, but all matches were played with a small number of fans. Two matches the prior week had a large number of fans in attendance.
  • 45 competitions played with some level of fans
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyball
2411811

 

  • 179 competitions currently have no fans
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyballTennis (WTA)
9652123151


Which competitions started letting fans in?

4th- 10th January
RegionCountrySportCompetition% of games without fans% of games with small attendance% of games with medium attendance% of games with full attendance
EuropeSpainBasketballLiga ACB71%29%0%0%
EuropeTurkeyFootballSüper Lig90%5%0%5%
EuropeNetherlandsFootballEerste Divisie92%8%0%0%
EuropeSpainBasketballLiga Femenina 2 - Group B25%50%25%0%
EuropeLithuaniaBasketballLietuvos Krepsinio Lyga67%33%0%0%
EuropeSpain
FootballTercera Division - Group 933%67%0%0%
EuropeSpainFootballTercera Division - Group 1033%67%0%0%
EuropeSpainFootballDivision de Honor U19 - Group 350%50%0%0%
EuropeSlovakiaBasketballSBL75%25%0%0%
South AmericaArgentinaFootballCopa Diego Armando Maradona93%7%0%0%
EuropeItalyVolleyballSuperLega (men)67%33%0%0%
AsiaJapanBasketballWJBL (women) 0%0%100%0%
EuropeRussiaBasketballSuper League Division 125%62.5%12.5%0%
EuropeRussiaBasketballSuper League 1 (women)40%60%0%0%

Which competitions stopped letting fans in?

4th- 10th January
RegionCountrySportCompetition28-03 Jan04-10 Jan
AfricaTunisiaFootballLigue Professionnelle 1YesNo
EuropeUkraineBasketballFBU Super League (women)YesNo
EuropePortugalFootballLiga Revelacao U23YesNo
South AmericaChileFootballPrimera DivisionYesNo
South AmericaBrazilFootballCBF Brasileiro U20 - PlayoffsYesNo
AfricaEgyptFootballPremier LeagueYesNo
EuropeUkraineBasketballHigher LeagueYesNo
EuropeLithuaniaBasketballLithuanian Federation CupYesNo
EuropeEnglandFootballNational LeagueYesNo
WorldAfricaFootballCAF - Champions League QualifiersYesNo
EuropeEnglandFootballNational League NorthYesNo
EuropeCzech RepublicIce hockeyExtraligaYesNo
EuropeAustriaIce hockeyAustrian Hockey LeagueYesNo
EuropeTurkeyFootball1. LigYesNo
EuropeDenmarkBasketballBasketligaenYesNo
EuropeSwedenIce hockeyAllsvenskanYesNo
EuropeSwedenBasketballBasketliganYesNo
EuropeNorwayIce hockeyEliteserienYesNo
WorldWorldFootballArab Club Champions Cup - FinalYesNo
AsiaIndiaFootballI-LeagueYesNo
EuropeEnglandFootballWomen's ChampionshipYesNo
EuropeBelgiumVolleyballBelgium's Cup (women)YesNo

Fan attendance in sport – week #002 overview

28th – 3rd January
  • 11 competitions started letting fans into stadiums (table below)
  • 12 stopped letting fans in (table below)
    • Notably the Turkish Süper Lig which had recently allowed fans back in. The 1.Lig in Turkey had 9% of matches with small attendance.
  • 3 leagues had matches with full attendance
      • New this week: The Chinese Taipei P League (basketball) played 5 matches during the period with with full attendance or a large number of fans.
      • New this week: Primera Division in El Salvador played 6 matches during the period, with two having a large number of fans in attendance, two were played with a medium amount of fans and two with small number in attendance.
      • Japan B1 Basketball League – played 18 matches in the period. In contrast to the previous week, only 7% had full attendance (versus 42%), and 93% had medium attendance of fans.
  • 67 competitions played with some level of fans
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyball
35151421

 

  • 134 competitions currently have no fans
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyball
73406411

 

Which competitions started letting fans in?

28th – 3rd January
RegionCountrySportCompetition% of games without fans% of games with small attendance% of games with medium attendance% of games with full attendance
AfricaTunisiaFootballLigue Professionnelle 183%17%0%0%
EuropeBelgiumFootballFirst Division A50%50%0%0%
South AmericaChileFootballPrimera Division90%10%0%0%
South AmericaBrazilFootballCBF Brasileiro U20 - Playoffs83%17%0%0%
AfricaEgyptFootballPremier League83%17%0%0%
EuropeRussiaBasketballPremier League (women)0%100%0%0%
EuropeSpainFootballSegunda B - Group 267%33%0%0%
EuropeAustriaIce hockeyAustrian Hockey League91%9%0%0%
EuropeItalyBasketballSerie A283%17%0%0%
Middle EastIsraelBasketballLigayt ha'Al75%25%0%0%
EuropeCyprusFootballWomen's First Division0%100%0%0%

Which competitions stopped letting fans in?

28th – 3rd January
RegionCountrySportCompetition21-27 December28-03 Jan
EuropeItalyBasketballLega Basket AYesNo
EuropeTurkeyFootballSüper LigYesNo
South AmericaArgentinaFootballTorneo Federal AYesNo
EuropeSpainFootballDivision de Honor U19 - Group 6YesNo
EuropeEnglandFootballNational League SouthYesNo
EuropeSpainFootballTercera Division - Group 9YesNo
EuropeItalyVolleyballSerie A2 (women)YesNo
Middle EastSaudi ArabiaFootballSaudi Professional LeagueYesNo
South AmericaArgentinaFootballPrimera NacionalYesNo
EuropeSlovakia
BasketballSBLYesNo
EuropeItalyVolleyballSerie A1 (women)YesNo
South AmericaEcuadorFootballSerie A - Championship FinalYesNo

Fan attendance in sport – week #001 overview

21st – 27th December
  • 14 competitions started letting fans back into stadiums (table below)
  • 27 stopped letting fans in (table below)
  • Two competitions played in the period had games with full fan attendance
    • Belarus Basketball Cup – 50% of the games played
    • Japan B1 Basketball League – 42% had full attendance
  • 93 competitions have some level of fans in stadiums
FootballBasketballIce hockeyHandballVolleyball
49191177

 

  • 171 competitions currently have no fans

Which competitions started letting fans in?

21st – 27th December

RegionCountrySportCompetition
EuropeItalyBasketballLega Basket A
South AmericaBrazilSoccerSerie A
EuropeTurkeySoccerSüper Lig
EuropeSwitzerlandSoccerChallenge League
EuropeItalySoccerSerie C - Girone C
EuropeItalyVolleyballSerie A2 (women)
EuropeRussiaHandballSuperleague (men)
EuropeRussiaHandballYouth League U20 (women)
EuropeSpainSoccerPrimera Division (women)
EuropeTurkeySoccer1. Lig
South AmericaArgentinaSoccerTorneo FederaI A
EuropeItalyVolleyballSerie A1 (women)
South AmericaBrazilVolleyballSuperliga (women)
AfricaAlgeriaSoccerLigue 1 - U21

Which competitions stopped letting fans in?

21st – 27th December
RegionCountrySportCompetition14-20th December21-27 December
EuropeBelgiumSoccerFirst Division AYesNo
South AmericaParaguaySoccerDivision ProfesionalYesNo
EuropeEuropeBasketballEuroleagueYesNo
EuropeEuropeBasketballEurocupYesNo
South AmericaBrazilVolleyballSuperliga (women)YesNo
EuropeFranceSoccerLigue 2YesNo
South AmericaChileSoccerPrimera DivisionYesNo
EuropeDenmarkSoccerSuperligaenYesNo
EuropeNetherlandsSoccerEredivisieYesNo
EuropeHungarySoccerNB IYesNo
EuropeRomaniaSoccerLiga IYesNo
EuropeUKBasketballBBL ChampionshipYesNo
AsiaThailandSoccerThai League T1YesNo
EuropeEnglandSoccerFA TrophyYesNo
AsiaBahrainSoccerPremier LeagueYesNo
EuropeCyprusSoccerWomen's First DivisionYesNo
EuropeRussiaBasketballPremier League (Women)YesNo
EuropeSpainSoccerSegunda B - Group 2YesNo
EuropeSpainSoccerDivision de Honor U19 - Group 2YesNo
South AmericaBrazilBasketballNBBYesNo
AsiaKoreaVolleyballV-League (Men & Women)YesNo
EuropePolandVolleyballPolska Liga (Men)YesNo
EuropeItalyVolleyballSuperLega (Men)YesNo
EuropeSpainVolleyballLiga EBA - Group AYesNo
South AmericaBrazilSoccerPaulista U20 - PlayoffsYesNo
EuropeSpainBasketballLiga EBA - Group EYesNo

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How does Stats Perform track fan attendance?
Stats Perform operates a global network of journalists, data analysts and data collectors who record information like fan attendance for hundreds of thousands of sporting events per year on behalf of fans, clubs, broadcasters, fantasy games and sportsbooks.

For which sports does Stats Perform report fan attendance?
Currently we’re reporting fan attendance at a wide range of global soccer, basketball, ice hockey, handball and volleyball games.

Disclaimer
While efforts have been made to ensure accuracy and validity, the information published should not be treated as complete or up to date and is indicative only, due to the complexities of sourcing and maintaining it. No liability is accepted for errors or omissions.

How do I obtain the full dataset?
Please get in touch if you would like the full list of leagues. We refresh the dataset every week.

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