The Camp Nou has registered a higher average attendance than in other recent seasons. This year’s 79,390 average was 2.7% up on the previous season.
Improvement in Copa del Rey too
Home attendances were also up in the Copa del Rey. The average for the 2009/10 season was 37,245,
while this year, with two additional games, there was an average of 48,387 fans in the stadium for
Barça are not just getting better on the pitch, but on the terraces too. The attendance figures
show that there was an average of 2,158 more people in the stadium for league matches this season
compared to last season’s average of 77,033.
More than 80,000 for nine matches
In 9 of the 19 games played in the league this year, there were over 80,000 spectators. It
was also the league that produced the highest turnout of the season, the 98,255 that saw Barça beat
Apart from the clásico, the other games that saw more than 80,000 bodies pass through the
turnstiles were, in chronological order, against Valencia (87,975), Sevilla (81,020), Villarreal
(80,766), Atlético Madrid (84,766), Athletic Bilbao (83,533), Getafe (81,913), Almeria (80,452) and
Up on previous seasons
That figure of 79,390 was not just higher than the one for the 2009/10 season, but also the
six preceding campaigns. Josep Guardiola’s first year on the bench was watched by an average
of 69,864 spectators and the two under Frank Rijkaard in 2004/05 and 2005/06 were seen by an
average of 73,073 and 73,236 spectators respectively.
Good use of Seient Lliure
One of the main reasons for such improvements is the way season ticket holders are making
better use of the Seient Lliure. There has been a remarkable increase in freed seats. There were
14,549 seats freed per game in the 2009/10 season and this year that number rose to 16,110. This
system is clearly ensuring that more members and fans without season tickets are able to get to