Ligue 1: historic attendance record, more spectators in stadiums than ever before

“As the first half of the Ligue 1 season draws to a close, record crowds are pouring into stadiums, showing that despite the challenges in Europe, French clubs are finally paying off by providing their fans with the best fan experience possible.”

We are only halfway through the season, but Ligue 1 Uber Eats has broken many previously unattainable records. With an average of 26,742 spectators per match compared to 23,773 last season, the French championship experienced a 12% increase in attendance, a historic development between the two seasons.

Since the start of the season, the average attendance of 13 of the 16 clubs on Ligue 1 Uber Eats for the 2022/2023 season has increased or at least remained stable compared to the previous mid-season; these figures confirm that more than 100 clubs came. There are 4 million spectators in all Ligue 1 stadiums this season.

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It is a very impressive figure, showing an increase of 20,000 spectators with the remaining 17 championship matches. In the middle of the 2023/24 season, the stadium’s occupancy rate reached a record level of 84%; This is a statistic supported by 8 out of 18 clubs, which record an indoor occupancy rate of over 90% (Olympique de Marseille, Paris Saint-Germain, RC Lens, Stade Rennais FC, RC Strasbourg Alsace, FC Lorient, Stade Brestois 29 , Clermont Foot 63).

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The clubs that achieved success last season and the clubs that were promoted to the next league are putting on remarkable performances in their stadiums. There is a 74% increase in half a season at FC Metz’s Saint-Symphorien stadium. Le Havre’s Océane stadium currently has an average attendance of 21,320, with an attendance rate of +115% compared to the 2022/2023 financial year. 25,000 possible.

This data, collected by AFP last November, shows that Ligue 1 clubs are stepping up their efforts to develop strategies to fill their stadiums and engage with fans in the best possible way. It’s a winning recipe that allows French football fans to flock in droves to follow their favorite teams and players.

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