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Looks great. Bilbao doesnt seem like a big city. Does it source supporters from all of Basque country or mostly the city? Their attendances are much better than their city size would suggest.
 

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Bilbao is not a big City, 380000 citizens. But the area of Gran Bilbao has 1.000.000 (Barakaldo, Getxo, Santurtzi, Sestao, Portugalete, Basauri, Galdakao, Erandio,...)

And, there are a lot of Socios from other towns and litle towns of Bizkaia, Araba, Cantabria, Burgos and Gipuzkoa.

Athletic is the biggest football club of Euskadi.
 

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Looks great. Bilbao doesnt seem like a big city. Does it source supporters from all of Basque country or mostly the city? Their attendances are much better than their city size would suggest.
The size of the city is not the biggest factor if a team draw big crowds. Villareal for example is only 50.000 and still attract crowds of 25.000+. And there are many examples like that in England and Germany of smaller cities drawing large crowds.
 
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The size of the city is not the biggest factor if a team draw big crowds. Villareal for example is only 50.000 and still attract crowds of 25.000+. And there are many examples like that in England and Germany of smaller cities drawing large crowds.
Not really. The size of the urban area has a very strong correlation with attendance in England and Germany.
 

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Not really. The size of the urban area has a very strong correlation with attendance in England and Germany.
And what about teams like Wigan or St Pauli, those are teams with very strong local support. They are hardly competing for fans with the more established teams.

Wigan is not even 100.000 and still draws 25.000+ crowds. St Pauli is under 30.000 and still draw 25.000+ crowds.
 
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