FC Seoul topped attendance in the top-flight K League Classic for the second straight this year. The data for the team is seen Wednesday.
The K League, the operator of the nation’s pro football leagues, said Seoul have drawn more than 310,061 fans this season, the most among the 12 clubs in the first division. Seoul, which finished fifth in the 2017 season, also led the league in the number of paying spectators, with 265,416.
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Pohang Steelers, however, had the highest percentage of paid attendance. This is as an average 96.4 percent of the fans at their home stadium purchased tickets to watch their performances. Pohang were followed by Jeonnam Dragons at 93 percent and Suwon Samsung Bluewings at 90.1 percent.
The K League said more than 1.48 million fans visited stadiums to see the Classic matches this season. However, this is down 310,000 from last year’s attendance. However, it claimed the league saw an increase in the number of paying spectators since 1.23 million or 83.1 percent of fans purchased tickets to watch Classic matches. Last year, the percentage of paid attendance was 75 percent. Seongnam FC topped the average number of paying spectators with 1,477. Police club Asan Mugunghwa FC had the highest percentage of paid attendance as 68 percent of their fans bought tickets to see their matches.