World Cup Brings No Boost in K-League Attendance

Korea's professional football league, the K-League, always enjoyed increased popularity after the World Cup.

Game attendance used to increase immediately following the World Cup. In 1998, the figure nearly doubled from 7,472 in the first half of the season to 15,289 in the second half which started after the world cup in France.

But that boost was nowhere to be found last weekend when six K-league games took place on Saturday and Sunday. Only 43,482 people attended six matches, or roughly 7,247 per game. That figure is 10 percent less than the average attendance for the first half of this season, 7,928.

A total of 570,826 people attended 72 matches held in the first half.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jul. 07, 2014 11:34 KST