LaLiga attendances up 7.3 per cent year-on-year

LaLiga stadium attendances are up 7.3 per cent year-on-year according to research conducted by Palco 23.

5,248,853 spectators attended the 295 matches played to date in the league, the first time Spanish professional soccer has exceeded the 5 million mark before Christmas.

Unlike in previous years, LaLiga managed to close every month of the season up on the corresponding figure for last year. The average attendance for each club was 27,500.

Attendances for the Segunda División, the second tier in Spain, were up 21.2 per cent at 1,673,909, with an average of 10,415 people per game.

This year’s LaLiga has been more competitive than in previous seasons. The top eight teams in the league are separated by just 8 points while perennial title contenders Real Madrid sit in fifth place.