No One Wants to Watch the Saudi Pro League, Season Suffers Consistently Low Turnouts

A mere 144 spectators turned out for the clash between Al-Riyadh and Al-Khaleej, despite former Watford striker Andre Gray leading the line for Al-Riyadh. 

The Saudi Pro League, backed by the Public Investment Fund (PIF), has attracted global talents like Neymar, Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante, Riyad Mahrez, and Cristiano Ronaldo. But it has failed to attract fans into its stadiums and is still grappling with consistently low turnouts.

Recent examples include a regulation six-pointer between Abha and Al-Hazm, which saw only 257 attendees at the Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Stadium with a capacity of 20,000, and a match between Al Wehda and Al Okhdood at the 62,000-capacity King Abdullah International Stadium, which attracted a mere 575 spectators.

This trend continues a season-long pattern, with the lowest turnout so far comprising only 133 fans for a September Al-Riyadh home game.

Information for this story was found via the Daily Star, and the sources and companies mentioned. The author has no securities or affiliations related to the organizations discussed. Not a recommendation to buy or sell. Always do additional research and consult a professional before purchasing a security. The author holds no licenses.

Leave a Reply