With an average attendance of 42,421 spectators per match the Bundesliga achieved one of the highest attendance figures in its history. Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, the two most powerful clubs in the league consistently post impressive attendance figures.
It is well known that ticket prices in the Bundesliga are much more accesible than in other European Leagues, particularly when compared to the ticket prices in the Premier League and La Liga.
The question remains, however, why is there such a great difference in the matchday revenue generated between BVB and Bayern Munich?
One factor to consider is the massive difference in corporate hospitality boxes in their respective stadiums. The Allianz Arena, built in 2005 has over 100 corporate hospitality VIP boxes. Corporate hospitality is the source where football clubs gain the most margin from a ticketing standpoint.
On the other hand, the Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund which was built in 1974 only has 18 corporate hospitality boxes at the ground. Corporations and high net-worth individuals purchase these luxury suites at a premium rate and this has a significant impact in the matchday ticketing turnover at the end of the year.
Evidently other factors come into play such as how far each club advances in the European and domestic cup competitions, food consumption at the concession stands, etc.
The infographic below compares several key matchday indicators between both clubs.