Bulls attendance figures dwindle

2015-01-13 09:00
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Cape Town - Last year's attendance figures at Loftus Versfeld were at its lowest mark in 13 years, Netwerk24 reports.

According to the Blue Bulls Rugby Union's annual reports for 2014, 427 026 people attended rugby and soccer matches at Loftus Versfeld in 2014. It was a significant decrease from the 485 154 fans who attended matches in 2013. The 2013 figures also excluded five soccer matches played at the ground by Mamelodi Sundowns.

These figures are a far cry from the 2007 season, when more than one million fans poured through the gates in the first season the Bulls won Super Rugby.

In 2013, the Bulls averaged 24 619 fans per home game. That figure dropped to 16 434 in 2014 - a 34% decrease.

The biggest decrease in fan numbers was experienced in Super Rugby, where about 11 000 less fans (37%) pitched up per game, while about 26% less fans attended Currie Cup games last year.

The report also indicated that fan numbers increased for soccer matches. In 2013, 27% of fans at the ground went to watch Mamelodi Sundowns, while that number increased to 46% in 2014.

Sundowns' average attendance figure per game (12 309) were the closest its ever been to the Bulls' (16 434) since Loftus started hosting soccer games.

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