Factcheck: the published spectator figures

FRIDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER 2022, 09:45 - lajoya
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OTHER Following reports about the spectator numbers and Anderlecht's reaction to them, we took a look at the figures published ourselves. We looked at four media outlets. What is striking: the immediately published figures are very much higher than the now mentioned averages.


As a reminder: according to Het Nieuwsblad, Anderlecht received an average of 13,400 spectators in its home matches this season. Het Laatste Nieuws talked about 10,780.

We dug up the editions of both newspapers that appeared the day after the game and in which they published the number of spectators. We also looked at the websites of the Pro League and of Sporza.

Below are the figures.

Figures website Pro League:

Matchday 1: Anderlecht - Oostende: 18,000 fans
Matchday 3: Anderlecht - Seraing: 18.000 fans
Matchday 5: Anderlecht - AA Ghent: 17,500 fans
Matchday 7: Anderlecht - OH Leuven: 17,500 fans
Matchday 9: Anderlecht - Kortrijk: 16.000 fans

Figures paper newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws:

Matchday 1: Anderlecht - Oostende: 19,000 fans
Matchday 3: Anderlecht - Seraing: 19.000 fans
Matchday 5: Anderlecht - AA Ghent: 19,000 fans
Matchday 7: Anderlecht - OH Leuven: 19,500 fans
Matchday 9: Anderlecht - Kortrijk: 18.000 fans

Figures paper newspaper Het Nieuwsblad:
Matchday 1: Anderlecht - Oostende: /
Matchday 3: Anderlecht - Seraing: /
Matchday 5: Anderlecht - AA Ghent: 17,500 fans
Matchday 7: Anderlecht - OH Leuven: 17,500 fans
Matchday 9: Anderlecht - Kortrijk: 16,000 fans
In Het Nieuwsblad's online archive, we could only go back to September 1.

Figures Sporza:
Matchday 1: Anderlecht - Oostende: 19,000 fans
Matchday 3: Anderlecht - Seraing: 19.000 fans
Matchday 5: Anderlecht - AA Ghent: 17,500 fans
Matchday 7: Anderlecht - OH Leuven: 19,500 fans
Matchday 9: Anderlecht - Kortrijk: 18,000 fans

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