MADRID, NNC - More than 14 million fans watched the LaLiga Santander and LaLiga 1|2|3 competition throughout the 2017/2018 season live at the stadium. The data also stated that it was nearly 223,000 more than the previous season.
LaLiga Santander Stadium and LaLiga 1 set a record of 14,273,818 people in last season's game, a historic record for Spanish football. This number is up by almost 2% compared to the 2016/2017 season or one million more spectators than the number recorded in the past five seasons (13,116,314 people).
The number of LaLiga Santander spectators slumped 3.3% in the 2017/2018 season compared to the previous season. As much as 10,173,142 spectators crowded the LaLiga Santander stadium, or approximately 318,000 less than the 2016/2017 season, cited from the LaLiga press release.
The match between FC Barcelona and UD Las Palmas, which took place in private on Matchday 7, contributed significantly to the slumping number of spectators present.
Similar to the decline of spectators compared to last season in huge capacity stadiums like Santiago Bernabéu (which recorded 183,018 less spectators) and Camp Nou (with 261,072 less scpectators), also affected the total number of LaLiga Santander spectators this season.
Meanwhile, the LaLiga 1|2|3 broke its spectator record in the 2017/2018 season with nearly 4 million spectators (3,984,604) crowded the stadium to support their team. This number grew 14.9% compared to the 2016/2017 season.
The last fierced LaLiga 1|2|3 game also contributed significantly to the increase in the number of spectators making the history.
LaLiga continues to grow as the entertainment industry and resumes to lure fans to see Spanish football and boost the number of fans watching the game live in LaLiga stadiums every season.