The data managed by Barça on the influx of spectators in Montjuïc are very far from those of last season (22-23). The differences are catastrophic. The 39,603 spectators who attended the only official match played so far, the league match against Cádiz, represent a decrease of almost 44,000 people compared to the previous year’s average in the same competition, when, according to UEFA data, the 83,498 spectators at the 19 games at the Spotify Camp Nou.
One of the objectives envisaged by Joan Laporta in his second term as president was to regain the enthusiasm of members and fans, which should lead to an increase in attendance at the Estadi. The data shows that the goal was largely achieved. This explains the body that regulates European football “The European club talent and competition landscape” a comprehensive report analyzing, among other things, audience growth in European stadiums.
In this sense, Barça was the club that recorded the best figures of all leagues on the continent, with 83,498 spectators per game. Actually, It is the only club that has more than one and a half million fans (1,586,457) in its stadium. In second place is Manchester United with 1,399,749 spectators who came to Old Trafford to enjoy the Premier League. The English are closely followed by Borussia Dortmund (1,380,875) and the two Milan clubs that share the stadium (Inter, 1,379,978 and Milan, 1,364,728). The first French team to appear in the standings is Olympique de Marseille, which welcomes 62,739 fans per game to the Vélodrome and records a total of 1,192,045 in Ligue 1. A great number considering that the stadium holds 67,000 spectators.
The Bernabéu, at half throttle
Real Madrid, for its part, is far from these figures (56,644 fans per game and 1,076,242 in total), although it should be taken into account that the capacity of the Madrid stadium was reduced during the renovation work. Despite everything, UEFA’s report shows that football is still very much alive among fans. And it’s like this: 22-23, with 109 million viewers across all leagues, is the best score in history.
The ten stadiums with the best average in years 22-23
1. SPOTIFY CAMP NOU (FC BARCELONA)
83,498 AVERAGE PER GAME
2º SIGNAL IDUNA PARK (B. DORTMUND)
3º ALLIANZ ARENA (BAVARIA)
4. OLD TRAFFORD (MANCHESTER UNITED)
5º SAN SIRO (INTER)
6º SAN SIRO (MILAN)
7. VELODROME (OL. MARSELLA)
8. OLYMPIC LONDON (WEST HAM)
9. OLYMPIC ROME (AS ROME)
10º TOTTENHAM STADIUM (TOTTENHAM)