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La Liga: seating capacity in football stadiums Spain 2020/2021

FB Barcelona’s Camp Nou ranked as the Spanish football stadium with the largest capacity during the 2020/21 season with approximately 99.8 thousand seats. Real Madrid’s Bernabéu followed second, with a capacity to host nearly 85.5 thousand fans. Many football fans flock into stadiums when a game is on, and to accommodate that considerable amount of followers the teams require large buildings with enough seating capacity even though the attendance of live matches has been in decline in the past years.

Barcelona and Real Madrid also have highest salaries

Spaniards are passionate about football, a sport that is often conceived as much more than just an entertainment – it revolves around strong feelings and emotion. It will then come as no surprise that some Spanish football teams not only made the global list of best paid players, but also topped it. The Football Club Barcelona led the list of highest salaries per player in La Liga at 12.28 million U.S. dollars in 2019/20. Real Madrid ranked second, with its average player earning approximately 11.2 million U.S. dollars that year.

A popular phenomenon on television too

Broadcast football games traditionally hold high positions in the Mediterranean country. The popularity of football in Spain can be sensed when looking at the annual audience list, which, in 2019, was topped by one football game broadcast: "el clásico", between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, one the most watched matches in the entire world.

Ranking of football stadiums in Spain's first division in season 2020/2021, based on seating capacity

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