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LaLiga attendance figures rise to beat pre-pandemic total

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Top-tier LaLiga football clubs attracted a cumulative attendance of over 11 million during the 2022-23 season, according to reports released in Spain.

The figure surpasses the number posted during the 2018-19 season, which was the last year unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic, by 10%.

2Playbook, citing data collected by its market intelligence platform, reported that the total attendance across the 380 LaLiga matches was 11.2 million, which equates to an average attendance of 29,538 per match.

The report noted that 12 clubs exceeded 80% capacity during the season, with Barcelona leading the way with an average crowd of more than 83,000.

Data collected by Palco23 puts the total attendance figure at 11.1 million and average capacity at 77.9%. Palco23 reported that the Segunda División registered an attendance figure of around 4.5 million for the season, with an average capacity of 57%.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Serie A, the top division of Italian club football, had recorded its best attendance figures since the turn of the century, with an average of 29,495 fans heading through stadium gates during the 2022-23 season.

Five clubs managed to break the 90% mark in terms of average attendance versus stadium capacity. Inter Milan and AC Milan topped the list with average attendances of 72,641 (95.8%) and 71,880 (94.8%) at the 75,817-capacity Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

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