Date: 13th October 2018 at 12:08pm
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England has an approximate population of 53.01 million compared to 5.295 million residing in Scotland.  Another pointless fact is that football is as popular south of the border as it is north of Gretna.

Therefore, one doesn’t have to dig out an old abacus to work out there will be more spectators visiting Premier League stadiums compared to the ones who attend our Premiership grounds.

Slow news day

As Europe endures another domestic league shutdown, we at Vital Hibs thought we would bring our readers some impressive figures. Or should I write uninteresting?

Which Football League Draws The Biggest Crowd?

The following chart illustrates how the European league attendances, including Russia’s PL, compare to one another.

Bundesliga

There are 82.67 million inhabitants, (probably more since they allowed migrants to settle in their country) living in Germany. And football is popular as it ever was. Okay, I appreciate England’s Premier League has a worldwide TV audience bigger than any other. However, one interesting statistic is that the EPL will never beat the Bundesliga attendance figures unless they amend their laws because most European leagues allow sections of safe-standing.

Infographic: Which Football Leagues Draw the Biggest Crowds? | Statista

Premiership stadia maximum capacities

The following figures do, on occasion, fluctuate.

Celtic Park – 60,832

Ibrox – 51,028

Pittodrie – 22,199

Easter Road – 20,420

Tynecastle – 20,099

Rugby Park – 18,128

Fir Park – 13,742

Dens Park – 12,085

McDiarmid Park – 10,673

Almondvale – 10,016

St Mirren Park – 8,023

New Douglas Park – 6,000

Does this prove anything?

The Premiership could give the likes of England’s second tier a run for their money if lower club teams such as Dundee United (14,209), Ayr (12,175), Greenock Morton (12,011) and Dunfermline (11,904) were ever promoted.

 

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