The opening day garnered 4.8 million TV viewers tuned in for futsal by international players. This was followed by the first two matches of the tournament.
More than 64,600 watched the championship, beating the aggregate spectatorship of all the previous AFC Futsal Club Championships combined since the competition started in 2010. The 2016 attendance increased by 365% on the 2015 edition.
The support tends to be thunderous, and as the stadium has the capacity of 6 thousand spectators, and the games are played in the summer evenings, it is usually filled with spectators.
Keith Tozer (League Commissioner of the Professional Futsal League), President of the Wisconsin Sports Group and Mark Sabljak, CEO of Milwaukee Urban Soccer Collaborative, announced today a partnership regarding their MKE Futsal Initiative.
This weekend, Futsal history will be made in Northern Ireland when the first Futsal event and coaching conference will take place called the Irish FA Futsal International Cup and Coaching Conference in partnership with Futsal Focus.
Foyle Futsal Club has been crowned National Futsal League Champions for 2016 after victory by one goal over Sparta Belfast in a pulsating game at Lagan Valley LeisurePlex.
Last year the University of Applied Sciences Vern from Croatia won the European Futsal Championships and this year the University of Zagreb made it two years in a row that the country has dominated the competition.
FS Derby has appointed ex-Manchester Futsal Club Coach and Australian goalkeeper of the year, Frank Chiarella, as their new Head Coach.
Women’s futsal has been in the spotlight over recent weeks with sides representing New Zealand taking part in a pair of international tournaments for the first time and such milestones are likely to keep coming with further opportunities in the pipeline.
The seventh edition of the NZF National Youth Futsal Championships took place over the weekend with 60 teams from each of the country’s seven federations battling it out over six competitions at the Central Energy Trust Arena in Palmerston North.