Cologne - Bundesliga 2 set a Matchday 1 attendance record on the opening weekend of the 2014/15 campaign.

A total of 228,928 fans turned out to watch the nine scheduled encounters, amounting to a heady average of 25,436 supporters per game and smashing the previous curtain-raising best-mark of 176,327 (2012/13) in the process.

The 30 per cent rise is testament to the division's ever-growing allure, with high-quality, fan-centric football very much the norm in Germany's riveting second tier.

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