Sunday’s opening-round match between Oita Trinita and AC Nagano Parceiro has set a new attendance record for the MEIJI YASUDA J3 League, the J.League has announced.
The announced attendance of 9,189 fans breaks the previous mark of 9,040 achieved by SC Sagamihara and YSCC Yokohama last year.
Trinita, who were relegated following last year’s J2-J3 Promotion/Relegation Playoff, won 1-0.
The overall J.League highest attendance belonged to the game between Yokohama F. Marinos and Urawa Reds on December 5, 2004, when 64,899 supporters gathered at International Stadium Yokohama.
The highest attendance in the J1 League was achieved when F. Marinos hosted Albirex Niigata on November 30, 2013, in which 62,632 turned up.
The J2 League record happened when 42,223 were in attendance when Albirex welcomed Omiya Ardija, with 42,223 watching from the stands.