Demba Ba wants fans to create the same atmosphere as against Arsenal [divider]
Beşiktaş striker Demba Ba has urged fans to start filling the stands as the Black Eagles continue their title challenge.
Ba wants the Beşiktaş faithful to recreate the atmosphere against Arsenal in every remaining home game this season.
“It would be great to play in an atmosphere like the one against Arsenal in the Champions League playoffs,” Ba told Fanatik.
“It would be great to play in front of a full stadium again.”
The average crowd numbers dropped to 6,998 per-game at the end of week 18, less than half compared to this stage last season.
Beşiktaş have only averaged 15,000 supporters per-game despite the Atatürk Olympic stadium being a 72,000 capacity stadium.
The controversial Passolig e-ticketing system has been blamed for the drop in attendance.
The Passolig system is currently being taken to court by a non governmental organization named Supporter Rights Solidarity Center (Taraf-Der).
Taraf-Der are campaigning for the Passolig to be disbanded on grounds that the e-ticketing system violates the constitution and the European Convention on Human Rights.
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