Date: 22nd May 2013 at 5:50pm
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Serie-A-logo-300x159Final figures have been published for attendances at Serie A in 2012/13 and the number of fans has risen by over 6.0% over the previous season.

The best supported club over their 19 home games was Inter, who drew an average of 46,551 fans to the San Siro despite their poor season; they were closely followed by AC Milan (43,651) and Roma (40,179). Napoli came in fourth (39,636) while Juventus trailed in fifth position (38,600), though Juventini would point to the fact that their stadium’s capacity was filled more often.

Figures were released by Osservatorio Calcio Italiano, and they made generally positive reading. The only missing figures came from Cagliari, whose stadium issues are well-documented, and Chievo. Without those two clubs, the eighteen Serie A sides drew an average of 24,665 fans to each of their games this season, higher than last year’s 23,085.

As last season, only one side this year drew an average crowd of lower than 10,000; and just as Lecce were last year they were one of the relegated teams – Siena (9,582).

The study also showed that Juventus were the biggest draw for home supporters, with ten of the eighteen clubs’ highest attendances being against the Bianconeri.

Meanwhile the best supported team outside Serie A will be making a return to the top-flight. Hellas Verona’s 15,402 average was some 5,000 higher than any other Serie B club.

The full Serie A ranking was as follows.

  1. 46,551 – Inter
  2. 43,651 – AC Milan
  3. 40,179 – Roma
  4. 39,636 – Napoli
  5. 38,600 – Juventus
  6. 31,992 – Lazio
  7. 25,665 – Fiorentina
  8. 23,123 – Sampdoria
  9. 21,436 – Bologna
  10. 19,740 – Genoa
  11. 18,287 – Palermo
  12. 15,615 – Torino
  13. 15,506 – Udinese
  14. 15,396 – Atalanta
  15. 13,862 – Catania
  16. 12,740 – Parma
  17. 12,736 – Pescara
  18. 9,582 – Siena

(No figures available for Chievo or Cagliari)