The DFL, the governing body of the Bundesliga and 2.Liga, has issued some statistics that show that attendance in the top divisions is doing reasonably well. Right now the Bundesliga is averaging about 42,125 fans per match, which is a 1.8% increase over last year’s numbers. However, since most of the Bundesliga stadiums are pretty full every weekend, this increase is largely due to the fact that a small stadium club went down, a bigger one came up. Greuther Fürth and Düsseldorf went down, and Hertha Berlin and Braunschweig came up. Düsseldorf had pretty good numbers, but Hertha has drawn big crowds. And Braunschweig has a small stadium, but it’s bigger than Fürth, and they’ve filled it up too.
The 2.Liga has also seen an increase, currently at 17,497, which is up from last season’s 16,083.