Borussia Dortmund have once again come in first place in the season ticket table for the German Bundesliga. Of the 55,000 season ticket holders for the 2015/16 season, 99.85 percent renewed their subscriptions for the coming season. Only 84 BVB fans chose not to exercise their right of renewal.
"This is a remarkable sign of trust," declared Borussia Dortmund's Chief Executive Officer Hans-Joachim Watzke as he spoke about the renewals, before sending a message of thanks to all season ticket holders: "We promise our fans that our football will again be full of heart and passion - both at Signal Iduna Park and on the road - in the coming season."
The renewal rate of 99.85% sets a new club record. This time last year, 93 fans chose not to renew their season ticket subscriptions; now that figure is down to 84 – lots of them for private or personal reasons which meant that they were moving to places that are far away.
With an average attendance of 81,178 spectators per Bundesliga home game (99.9% full), Borussia Dortmund are setting the standard across all of Europe, followed by FC Barcelona in the Spanish top flight (78,881) and Manchester United in the English Premier League (75,286). (br)
|2||FC Barcelona||Primera Division||1,498,746||19||78,881|
|3||Manchester United||Premier League||1,430,430||19||75,286|
|5||Real Madrid||Primera Division||1,324,978||19||69,736|
|6||FC Schalke 04||Bundesliga||1,040,396||17||61,199|
|7||Arsenal FC||Premier League||1,138,934||19||59,944|
|8||Manchester City||Premier League||1,026,776||19||54,041|
|9||Newcastle United||Premier League||945,317||19||49,754|
|11||Liverpool FC||Premier League||834,285||19||43,910|
|14||1. FC Cologne||Bundesliga||825,145||17||48,537|
|17||Inter Milan||Serie A||865,226||19||45,538|