12.2 millions people interested in volleyball

SuperLega Credem Banca reached 12.222.000 people interested in volleyball, according to Sponsor Value promoted by StageUp and Ipsos, increasing the numbers by 4.7% since may 2020. This is the best result ever, back to the start of research in 2001.

The panel interviewed italians among the range 14-64 years, with “interested people” who are people who declared they follow the sport, even sometimes and without continuity. Superleague is followed with continuity by 3.8 millions people, on National TV Rai (35%), Lega Volley Channel on eleven Sports (7%), on radio (7%) and on social networks (11%). Also Serie A2 saw a big increase, 15%, with more than 10 millions interested.

Obviously it’s difficoult the keep the comparison with football, but, according to the research, people interested in volleyball are more aware to the sponsors in a volleyball game than the football fans. Plus, when a person interested in volleyball is approching the buy of something sponsored, this person choose the volleyball brand more than a football brand.

President of Lega Pallavolo Serie A Massimo Righi, said: “we are growing up thanks to our oustanding job, we the League and our great Clubs. Sponsors, athletes, coaches, executives, everybody helped the volleyball movement to keep high the attention and work hard to stay focused on the target. We are looking out for continuity in growing up, every day working hard on this”.

Giovanni Palazzi, StageUp CEO, said: “Despite the COVID19 emergency, people forced to stay at home saw the volleyball interest growing up, also thanks to the RAI and Lega Volley digital channels, always present in giving a big coverage to volleyball for all the fans”.

Muticlient SPONSOR VALUE is a research promoted by StageUp and Ipsos, considered the real research company for sport events, covering Football Serie, Basket, Volley, F1 and MotoGp.

STAGEUP, a FiBo Spa Company (finance company of Legacoop Bologna, Unipol Gruppo Finanziario, Coop Alleanza 3.0, Conad Italia), works on marketing, outsourcing and temporary management. In last 20 years made itself as one of the top brands about researches and advisoring in sport. together with Par-Tec Spa in january 2020 launched an italian system integrator, ChainOn (WWW.CHAINON.IT) first digital marketplace based on blockchain and artificial intelligence, looking for sell and buy sponsorships.

IPSOS is a brand leader french born in 1975, and present in 89 countries with more than 16.000 employees. In Italy there are 300 people working on 2000 active research projects for 400 customers.