The 08/09 Spanish Primera kicks off this weekend, a brief warmup before the international break for World Cup qualifiers. Bill Turianski does a nice preview of the season, looking at attendance figures from the 07/08 La Liga season.
- With Real Zaragoza gone (and replaced by minnows Numancia), the average attendance is set to drop this season.
- The Vicente Calderon holds 55,000 but Atleti drew an average of 45k per game last season. If they continue their form from last season there’s no reason why they can push that up.
- What will it take for Barcelona and Real Madrid to start filling their stadiums on a regular basis?