The Big Bash League has burst into the top 10 most attended sports leagues in the world.
The late-season average of 28,279 before Sunday's two games has propelled the BBL to ninth position on the list of the world's most attended sports leagues, nudging ahead of Japan's professional baseball league (28,248) and Indian Super League football (26,376) and ensuring the Canadian Football League (24,737) and Italy's Serie A (23,001) are absent from the top 10.
Top 10 most watched sports leagues (average crowds, 2015/16)
- 1. NFL 68,278
- 2. German Bundesliga 43,331
- 3. US College Football Division I FBL 43,288
- 4. English Premier League 36,464
- 5. AFL 33,428
- 6. Indian Premier League 31,750*
- 7. Major League Baseball 30,517
- 8. La Liga 28,498
- 9. Big Bash League 28,279
- 10. Nippon Professional Baseball 28,248
* IPL figures are from 2014 tournament when first 20 games were played in the UAE and are unofficial.
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