The Serie A 08-09 season kicks off this weekend with a host of tasty fixtures (the highlight of the opening weekend being the Fiorentina v Juventus game on Sunday evening). Bill from billsportsmaps.com has a map showing the 07/08 attendance figures of all 20 teams playing in the Serie A this season.
- Attendances are low compared to what you’d expect in England and Germany – average attendances are usually half that of stadium capacity. It’s not all calciopoli and fan violence; there’s an economic and social drift away from football.
- Juventus have a really small stadium – for a club so successful you’d think they’d have upgraded by now.
- Despite finishing 4 places behind, Milan were still a bigger draw than Internazionale.