LaLiga ends first half of 2019/20 campaign with 1.53% increase in stadium attendance
10 January 2020: The LaLiga Santander and LaLiga SmartBank stadiums registered a total attendance of 7,605,952 in the first half of the 2019/20 campaign. This record-breaking figure represents an increase of 85,727 in the number of fans who attended stadiums at the same stage of last season and a year-to-year rise of 1.53%.
In LaLiga Santander, the figure of 5,398,206 in-stadium spectators shows a 5% increase on the number recorded at the halfway point of the 2018/19 season, with 255,086 more fans attending games.
Meanwhile, LaLiga SmartBank has posted record stadium occupancy rates at this stage of the season in comparison with previous campaigns, achieving levels of 51.6%. Meanwhile, it should be noted that the stadiums of the clubs competing in the Spanish second tier in the 2019/20 season boast bigger capacities than the arenas that hosted games in the 2018/19 campaign, with the total number of spectators now exceeding the 2.2-million mark.
Average stadium occupancy rates across the LaLiga Santander grounds have also risen during this period and sit at 74.3%, with an average of 28,412 in-stadium spectators.
The total stadium occupancy rates across the two divisions jumped from 61.4% in January of the 2019/20 season to the current 65.9%.
LaLiga has set itself a target of breaking new ground by surpassing 15 million in-stadium spectators across the two leagues. This would represent a significant rise from the figure of 13.1 million recorded at the close of the 2013/14 season.