Bundesliga breaks attendance records – over 5 000 fans per game

The Bundesliga has set a new attendance record. Nearly 1.6 million fans attended the matches. For the first time ever, the average per game was over 5,000 spectators.

– The popularity of the LIQUI MOLY HBL remains unbroken. Both in terms of fans in the arenas and viewers at home, German professional handball continues to enjoy increasing popularity, says Bundesliga’s managing director Frank Bohmann in a press release.

For the first time ever, seven clubs had a total attendance of over 100,000. Both Hannover and Erlangen achieved this milestone for the first time. THW Kiel had the highest average, with over 10,159 per game.

HBW Balingen-Weilstetten, who got relegated, had a 99.2 percent occupancy rate. Magdeburg had the highest with 99.6 percent.

– The consistently high spectator interest in our leagues and national teams is a clear indicator of the unique value of handball culture in Germany. Together with our fans, we maintain this culture characterized by positive atmosphere, fairness, fan proximity, passion, and genuine enthusiasm for the sport, says Bundesligas president Uwe Schwenker.