Atiker Konyaspor closes also the season 2015-2016 as Anatolian Passolig Leader with 102 Passolig Card holder fans.
Passolig General Manager Ceyhun Kazanci gets together with press members at an iftar dinner in Konya, during which he mentioned that attendance numbers in Spor Toto Super Lig and PTT 1. Lig increased by 35% compared to the previous season. Kazanci said that number of Passolig Card holders saw 2,1 million and was expected to hit 3 million by the end of the season 2016-2017.
Besides Ceyhun Kazanci, Passolig General Manager; Atiker Konyaspor's Deputy Chairman Fatih Yilmaz, and board members Prof. Dr Ahmet Ak, Hasan Ali Unlu and Ahmet Baydar also attended the dinner, during which current information about Passolig was shared.
Ceyhun Kazanci highlighted the significant increase in ticket sales and revenues in both Sport Toto Super Lig and PTT 1. Lig over the season 2015 - 2016, "A 35% increase has been recorded in total attendance figures in both leagues year over year. In the season 2015-2016, attendance numbers increased by 35% in Super Toto Super Lig and 32.5% in PTT 1. Lig games compared to the previous season."
Kazanci underlined the significant increase in attendance numbers and ticket revenues compared to the previous season, noting: "The increase in attendance numbers is also reflected on matchday revenues. Total attendance figure was 1 million 904 thousand in 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 rose to 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."
Konya has strong fan support
Atiker Konyaspor, the Passolig leader among other Anatolian clubs for the season 2014/2015, maintained its leading position during the last season. Atiker Konyaspor left behind other Anatolian teams and closed also the season 2015/2016 as the leader of Anatolia in Passolig Card league with 102 Passolig Card holder fans. Atiker Konyaspor has been the football club with the most Passolig Card holders after the Big Three.
With 73 Passolig Cards, Atiker Konyaspor was the leading football team in Anatolia by Passolig Card holders in the season 2014 – 2015, and it increased this figure by nearly 40% over the season 2015-2016.With 73 Passolig Cards, Atiker Konyaspor was the leading football team in Anatolia by Passolig Card holders in the season 2014 – 2015, and it increased this figure by nearly 40% over the season 2015-2016.
Atiker Konyaspor sold 17,500 season tickets in the season 2014-2015, and the club increased this figure by 4.3% to 18,250 over the football season 2015-2016.
The highest attendance rate at Konya Buyuksehir Torku Arena during the season 2015-2016 was recorded at the Ziraat Turkish Cup quarter final versus Besiktas. 38 thousand 188 football fans attended the game.
Passolig General Manager Ceyhun Kazanci underlined the strong potential of Konya, despite its leading position in Anatolia by Passolig card holders. "Atiker Konyaspor has set greater targets in Turkey and UEFA Europa League for the season 2016-2017 and we anticipate that these targets will reveal this potential," he added.