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CSL By the Number: Round 22 Attendance

There was a full slate of matches over the weekend, but without home matches for the better attended clubs, the stats look a bit anemic.

  • Qingdao vs. Beijing – 12,180
  • Changchun vs. Jiangsu – 12,000
  • Chengdu vs. Shaanxi – 5,868
  • Shandong vs. Hangzhou – 12,793
  • Tianjin vs. Shanghai – 18,683
  • Shenzhen vs. Dalian – 6,352
  • Henan vs. Hangzhou – 20,688
  • Liaoning vs. Nanchang – 15,821

The averages for the season to date are below.  It’s interesting that among China’s first-tier cities, two are at the very top (Guangzhou, Beijing) and the other two are at the bottom (Shanghai, Shenzhen).  It also appears obvious that Hangzhou’s forced move from its home base has severely damaged its attendance.  Overall, the fans are coming back in numbers.

  1. Guangzhou – 46,108
  2. Beijing – 39,888
  3. Shaanxi – 32,884
  4. Liaoning – 20,059
  5. Henan – 18,616
  6. Tianjin – 16,748
  7. Dalian – 16,233
  8. Jiangsu – 15,823
  9. Shandong – 13,595
  10. Changchun – 13,113
  11. Nanchang – 10,405
  12. Shanghai – 10,274
  13. Hangzhou – 9,450
  14. Qingdao – 8,098
  15. Chengdu – 7,516
  16. Shenzhen – 7,476

Brandon Chemers aka B. Cheng aka A Modern Lei Feng – is a name which may be familiar to many in the Chinese blogosphere. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for Wild East Football and is one of the lonely souls writing about Chinese football in English for the last 10 years. Chemers' credentials are second to none – his former blog focused not only on the fortunes of his beloved Beijing Guoan FC, but a multitude of other aspects of Beijing life. He’s deservedly built a reputation in the Chinese blogosphere as an insightful observer of not only Chinese football, but also the wider picture of life in modern China and its many layers. For WEF, beyond writing about Guoan, he often focuses on fan culture and the business of Chinese football.

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