Crowds in the Football League increased by 136,000 last season. The Championship had a total audience of more than 9.1m fans, at an average of over 16,500 per match. Only the Premier League (13.9m), Germany's Bundesliga (13.1m) and Spain's La Liga (10m) can boast more fans through the turnstiles in Europe.
The Football League’s Chief Executive, Shaun Harvey, said: “The BBC Price of Football study shows that clubs are rewarding fans for their loyalty and financial commitment with better value season tickets which has led to prices falling in the period since 2005.
"Season ticket holders are making up an ever greater proportion of the supporter base and account for 10 million of the 15 million admissions to Football League matches each season.
“With the average ticket price per match for new season ticket holders being as low as £15 in the Championship, £13 in League 1 and £12 in League 2, with even cheaper prices on offer for those supporters that are renewing, that, to my mind, offers outstanding value given the quality of spectacle on offer and certainly compares favourably with other sporting and leisure offerings.
“As the study also suggests, a consequence of providing greater value to the majority of fans at one end of the spectrum is that those fans at the other end of the spectrum, those adults paying on the day for a single match, may now find themselves paying a bit more at some clubs. However, there is also wide range of pre-match discounts and promotional offers being made by clubs in an effort to get these fans into their grounds and this is something we will explore further in an effort to help clubs increase their crowds.
“In recent seasons, Football League clubs have also made a concerted effort to get the next generation of supporters watching their local club with some success as the number of junior season ticket holders at clubs has increased by more than 30% since 2002."
For the main BBC Price of Football Survey article, please click here
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