In the second last round of Allsvenskan one of the largest amount of spectators in history took place in Stockholm. Before the final round it is clear that Allsvenskan will attract over two million spectators in total for the fourth season in a row.
”When things get exciting, Swedish football can attract incredible numbers of spectators”, says Ola Rydén, League manager at Swedish Elite Football.
The largest audience figures were found in round 29 in Stockholm where over 80,000 people attended two different arenas at one and the same time. AIK, who had a chance to secure the league title, attracted over 50,000 spectators, which is the fourth largest audience in the history of Allsvenskan, and at Hammarby, 31,810 spectators went to the arena to thank Kennedy Bakircioglü in his final appearance for the club.
”We did not beat the attendance record for a singel match in Allsvenskan but with over 81,000 spectators in Stockholm at the same time we did make history anyway. Never before have so many people seen football at the same time in the same city in Sweden”, says Ola Rydén.
With 50,128 spectators AIK took a new club record for the second time this season regarding the amount of spectators. 31,810 spectators is a new club record for Hammarby. Both teams have finished playing at home for the season and both clubs has an average over 23,000 spectators throughout the season. Something two clubs never had before during the same season.
Currently, approximately 1,960,000 people have seen Allsvenskan in place during the season, meaning that the total audience figure for the entire league is likely to exceed two million spectators for the fourth season in a row. This is also Swedish football history.
Highest amount of spectators in Allsvenskan 2018:
AIK – GIF Sundsvall 50 128
AIK – Hammarby IF 49 034
Hammarby IF – BK Häcken 31 810
AIK – Malmö FF 31 160
AIK – Djurgårdens IF 30 552