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Xavi has brought fans back: Camp Nou averaging the highest attendance in Europe

With Barcelona winning five and drawing one of their six games in La Liga and the Champions League, scoring 20 goals and conceding just two, culers have had plenty of reasons to smile about so far this season.

After enduring drab football as well as a lack of results in recent campaigns under Quique Setien and Ronald Koeman, watching Xavi’s side in action has seemingly been a breath of fresh air for the fanbase.

As a result, a new statistic reveals that the supporters have been in attendance during games in huge numbers this term.

According to the numbers released by Post United, the Spotify Camp Nou has had the highest average attendance out of any stadium in Europe during the 2022/23 season up until this point.

🏟 El Camp Nou ha empezado este curso siendo el estadio con una mayor afluencia media

📈 Ha superado al Signal Iduna Park, que lideró esta lista en la 2021-22

❓ ¿Te sorprende alguno de los estadios que aparecen en la lista? pic.twitter.com/MNLmCrXHdR

— Post United (@postunited) September 10, 2022

While Borussia Dortmund’s iconic Signal Iduna Park topped this list in the previous campaign, the Catalan giants’ attendance in the stadium has leapfrogged that of the German giants.

Across the previous several campaigns, Barcelona were barely able to scratch the 70,000 mark, despite the ability to host more than 99,000 people.

Poor results, coupled with the lack of stars (especially last season after Lionel Messi’s exit), meant people stopped turning up to the Camp Nou.

This was, especially highlighted last season when Barcelona hosted Eintracht Frankfurt at home, and nearly 50% of the audience were Frankfurt fans. Since then, Joan Laporta has imposed minimum attendance rules on season-ticket holders.

Aside from the Camp Nou, the other stadiums on the list in order include Signal Iduna Park (Borussia Dortmund), Allianz Arena (Bayern Munich), Old Trafford (Manchester United), San Siro (AC Milan), Giuseppe Meazza (Inter Milan), Orange Velodrome…

Source link : https://barcauniversal.com/xavi-has-brought-fans-back-camp-nou-averaging-the-highest-attendance-in-europe/

Author : Srinivas Sadhanand

Publish date : 2022-09-11 19:44:46

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