The Premier League, also known to some as the Premiership, is one of the biggest leagues in the world, along with La Liga and the Bundesliga. The Barclays EPL is now broadcast in 212 territories around the world, a total of 80 different broadcasters show action from this very popular league. The TV audience for PL games is 4.7 billion that is a lot of people watching the soccer.

Various English teams take part in this football league each season including Manchester United, Aston Villa, Sunderland, Chelsea, Manchester City, Everton and many more. You can usually establish which team is which by their kit. For example Manchester United football shirts are worn by the Manchester United team; the design will depend on whether they are playing at home or away.

The FA Premier League was first formed in 1992, when teams from the first division decided to break away from the football league. The first season went ok and took some getting used to by fans. By the end of the 1992-1993 seasons the aggregate attendance was 9.75 million.
The millions of football spectators increased year by year and when next checked in the 2010-11 season the aggregate attendance had increased to 13.4 million.

This has risen each year making the sport grow more and more popular. Season tickets are now available for spectators which give them all year round access to every home match.

Fans of the Premier League include UK and foreign citizens, 32 per cent of adult football supporters said that they were actively engaged with the Barclays league. Many UK supporters enjoy watching soccer and looking back at the 2010-11 season over 700,000 foreign fans came to England to watch a PL match.

As the Premier League started to become really popular, the people who work behind the scenes started to make amendments and improvements on each football ground to ensure they could cater to all people including disabled spectators who need certain access areas to the stadium.

As more people tuned in to the Premier League on the TV and online, it gave the FA and the soccer clubs more money to spend on players and their home grounds. Once the money started coming in football players would be more expensive to sign.

For example Gareth Bale's transfer to Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur, the Spanish outfit were willing to pay £86 million for the Welsh star which is a shocking figure. Arsenal also spent some money on Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid.

Buying new players is another way of increasing the popularity in football, if someone in the UK hears their team is buying a world class player from another team they are likely to tune in and see how good he is.

For fans who cannot come to England, there is the Barclays Asia Trophy which is a tournament that sees three PL teams take on local opposition. So far the Asia Trophy has taken place in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand and China. This is a brilliant idea and a good way of increasing popularity once again.

With children, their love for the PL and their team come from parents or friends at school, parents may persuade children to support a PL team like them and this increases the amount of people watching the match each time there is a new supporter.

Purchasing shirts also helps; some of the most popular are the Manchester United football shirts, the Barcelona jerseys, Real Madrid, Arsenal and Liverpool. When a young child sees a friend in a certain kit, they want one.

Women also enjoy watching the football, many years ago this probably would not have been the case and stadiums were a lot less appealing as they are today. If you visit a football stadium now you can enjoy nice hot and cold food, respectable toilets and you can also choose to sit in a family area.

The Premier League will continue its always increasing popularity as time goes on, stadiums will improve even more, encouraging more fans to watch the game live.

Do you ever go and watch your team play at their home ground?

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