Ceyhun Kazancı gets together with press members in Antalya, where he shared updates about Passolig, and gave information on ticket sales, season ticket and average attendance figures of Antalyaspor and Alanyaspor over the last two seasons.
Kazancı underlined the significant increase in Antalyaspor's attendance figures following its promotion to Super Lig, fueled by the inauguration of the new stadium and transfer of several stars, noting that a similar rise is also expected from Alanyaspor in the season 2016-2017.
Passolig General Manager Ceyhun Kazancı gets together with press members in Antalya to share some updates about Passolig and answer the questions of press members. Board members of Antalyaspor and Alanyaspor were also present at the conference which was held on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Rixos Downtown Hotel.
Ceyhun Kazancı underlined that attendance increased by 35% in Spor Toto Super Lig and TFF 1. Lig compared to the previous season, and total number of Passolig Card holders hit 2.1 million. "We aim to reach 3 million Passolig Cards by the end of the season 2016-2017" Kazanci stated, "A significant increase was seen in attendance, ticket sales and revenues in both Spor Toto Super Lig and PTT 1. Lig during the season 2015 - 2016. Attendance increased by 35% for Super Toto Super Lig and 32.5% for PTT 1. Lig games compared to the previous season."
Kazancı underlined the significant increase in attendance rate and ticket revenues compared to the previous season, noting: "The increase in attendance is also reflected on matchday revenues. Total attendance figure was 1 million 904 thousand for Spor Toto Super Lig for the season 2014-2015 whilst this figure rose to 2 million 568 thousand for the season 2015-2016. And In PTT 1. Lig, the attendance number rose to 661 thousand from 498 thousand. In the season 2014-2015, 302 thousand football fans attended Ziraat Turkish Cup games whilst this figure hit 364 thousand during the last season. As for Champions League and UEFA Europa League games, for the season 2015-2016, attendance numbers rose to 477 thousand from 336 thousand over the season 2014-2015. Whilst the total attendance number for the season 2014-2015 was 3 million 42 thousand, 4 million 41 thousand football fans filled the stadiums over the season 2015-2016."
Football Fans Rally To Record High In Antalya
"Passolig Card numbers are assessed by province", Ceyhun Kazancı said and noted "Antalya is represented by Antalyaspor and Alanyaspor in Spor Toto Super Lig, and despite its high standing, it still has a significant potential for growth."
In Antalya, total number of Passolig Card holders rose to 86,500 from 27 thousand over the season 2014-2015. As a result, Antalya climbed to 5th place in Turkey ranking by number of Passolig Card holders compared to its position as the 11th province in the previous season. The first four provinces ranking above Antalya by number of Passolig Cards are Istanbul, Ankara, Konya and Bursa in respective order. There are 740 thousand Passolig Card holders in Istanbul, 123 thousand in Ankara, 116 thousand in Konya and 107 thousand in Bursa.
"Already known for football, Antalya keeps developing with new investments", Ceyhun Kazancı said. "Inauguration of Antalyaspor's new stadium, its strengthened squad with transfer of star players like Eto'o and the successful results it gets in the league were effective in the increase in attendance rates in Antalya. We anticipate that promotion of Alanyaspor to Super Lig will also increase the attendance figures and average attendance rate in Antalya considerably. We expect to see Antalya climb to a higher place in national ranking, fueled by the performance of these two clubs this year.
Antalyaspor's attendance figure rose fivefold with a record high sales of season tickets
With inauguration of Antalya Arena and transfer of star players; Antalyaspor has experienced a boost in average attendance, season tickets sales and matchday revenues. Excited by these developments, Antalyaspor fans filled the stadium; and average attendance for the 2015-2016 Hasan Dogan Season rose fivefold compared to the previous season. Number of Passolig Card holder Antalyaspor fans hit 51 thousand as of the end of July compared to approximately 8 thousand for the season 2014-2015, moving Antalya up to 7th place in Turkey ranking.
Antalyaspor has also broken a record as it moved from Akdeniz University Stadium to Antalya Arena. Number of season tickets sold increased fivefold following inauguration of the new stadium. Antalyaspor sold 17 thousand season tickets for the season 2015-2016 compared to 3 thousand for the season 2014-2015.
Easily accessible and modern stadiums increase attendance, said Ceyhun Kazancı, Passolig General Manager. A considerable increase is observed in new stadium across Turkey, Kazancı noted and said: "Football fans now want to watch games in a safe and comfortable manner in modern stadiums as Turkey deserves. Investments in this area satisfy not only fans but also the clubs from an economic standpoint."
Alanyaspor fans ready for Super Lig
Alanyaspor achieved an 85% increase in the number of Passolig Card holders over the season 2015-2106 since its promotion to Spor Toto Super Lig. The club is expected to raise this rate even higher over the season 2016-2017 which will be named after Turgay Seren. Alanyaspor almost doubled its Passolig Card holders to 13 thousand for the 2015-2016 Hasan Dogan Season compared to 7 thousand for the 2014-2015 Suleyman Seba Season.
Passolig goes mobile in the new season
Passolig General Manager Ceyhun Kazancı also announced that a mobile Passolig application would go live in the new season. Coming soon, the application will provide a wide range of services in a fast and simple way for football fans including card application, ticket purchase, card purchase, card renewal, top-up, term extension, ticket transfer and transfer of single game tickets from season tickets.