OTHER In response to newspaper reports about declining spectator numbers, Anderlecht is coming out with an official statement. According to purple-white, the figures from the newspapers are not correct. An error in the Pro League database would be the cause. The club does not release (in their eyes) correct figures.
Read Anderlecht's full message below:
After several articles about the declining spectator numbers in Belgian stadiums, the club is forced to correct some elements. Indeed, there are major differences in the frames of reference used and the analysis are based, among other things, on an error in the Pro League database.
In the last three seasons, on average, at least 85% of the number of tickets available in our stadium were sold.
Last season we sold 10% more tickets than 2019-2020, the last season without the impact of the corona pandemic.
This season we are receiving on average the same number of spectators as the 2021-22 and 2019-20 season (pre-corona). Despite the - by now known - context after 5 games:
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