With this season being the first season after Covid restrictions, attendances were expected to increase, and they have done exactly that.
Attendances have been the best that they’ve been since the 2018-19 season. Relevo have reported that 15,776,311 people have gone to games this season across Spain’s top two leagues. This was an increase of 6.4% more than in the 2018-19 season, which was the last before the Covid restrictions.
The figures should be even higher as well. The Santiago Bernabéu stadium had 80% of its capacity closed for a period. Villarreal also had to play a large part of the season away from their home stadium due to renovations.
The statistics bode well for the future and show that La Liga is in a good place. The Relevo report says that average stadium capacities were 80.2% of what they are able to hold across the season, which is 33.6% more than last season, a strong increase.
Japtej Ghura | GSFN