Average attendances at Czech soccer top flight matches down in first part of season

Average attendances at Czech first division football games were down in the pre-winter part of the season, which came to an end on Sunday. The average gate over the 16 rounds between late July and end of November was 4,705 around 300 lower than in the same period in 2013. Champions Sparta Prague had an average attendance of 7,861, about 2,000 lower than last year, though the defending champions have yet to welcome their biggest rivals Viktoria Plzeň and Slavia Prague to their Letná stadium.