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A-League to break 1 million fan mark in record time

A-League to break 1 million fan mark in record time
January 23, 2015

The Hyundai A-League is on track to break the 1 million crowd mark in record time when the competition resumes this weekend.

So far this season, 972,444 fans have flocked through the turnstiles in 68 Hyundai A-League matches.

Football Federation Australia (FFA) Chief Executive David Gallop said the 1 million aggregate figure shows that the Hyundai A-League’s unique atmosphere continues to attract fans in record numbers.

Gallop explained "there’s nothing like the live buzz of an A-League match and hitting a new record is proof of the league’s continual growth.

“I thank each and every member and fan who has attended games this season.

“I am sure that the short break in the A-League has left fans ready for the second half of the season and the exciting run into the play-offs.”

Gallop also praised Australian audiences for making the AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 such a runaway success.

He added "the crowds and TV ratings show the appetite for football in this nation/

“The diversity on show in our own backyard over the past fortnight shows how football can unite people from across the spectrum. It has been a fantastic festival and now the A-League joins the mix.”

With three crucial matches this weekend, the 1 million mark is expected to be reached when league leaders Perth Glory host third placed Melbourne Victory at nib Stadium on Sunday (kick-off 5pm local), faster than any of the Hyundai A-League’s previous nine seasons.



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