OBSERVATORY ON THE SUPPORTERS OF “A” and “B” SERIES 2009-2010. In collaboration with the Institute Sporteconomy. (Research code: 2009-110ym)
According to the data gathered by Format –Ricerche di mercato on behalf of the Institute Sporteconomy, 9 Italians out of 10 don’t go to the stadium anymore because of the presence of ultras and violent people. The over 2500 interviewees reported that the presence of ultras or violent groups in the world of football affects “very much” (35.4%) or “enough” (34.1%) their frequency of going to the stadiums. Only 30.6% of the interviewees, on the contrary, tend to attach “little importance” (15,7%) or “no importance” (14.9%) to the presence of violent groups of organized supporters. Moreover, respondents declare that they would be more encouraged to watch the matches live if teh stadiums belonged to the football clubs and there was more attention to the family target.