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UPDATED: 12:25, February 27, 2005
Chinese Super League attendance hits record low in 2005
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The attendance of the Chinese Super League in its inaugural season last year hit a record low inChinese soccer's professional history, the Chinese Football Association (CFA) said Saturday.

The CFA said in a report that the average attendance per game in a scandal-hit opening season was 11,000, a 38 percent fall fromthe previous season.

The report said that the total attendance registered of all the132 Super League matches last season was 1.45 million, which was also the lowest in the past 10 years.

China introduced professional soccer league in 1994.

The report added that some 1.3 billion people watched the SuperLeague games on TV last season, a 42 percent decrease from that for the first division league the previous season.

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