The Spanish LaLiga registered a total attendance of 7,605,952 in the first half of the 2019/20 campaign. This figure represents an increase of 85,727 in the number of fans who attended stadiums at the same stage of last season and a year-to-year rise of 1.53 per cent.
In LaLiga, the figure of 5,398,206 in-stadium spectators shows a 5 per cent increase on the number recorded at the halfway point of the 2018/19 season, with 255,086 more fans attending games.
Meanwhile, LaLiga SmartBank has posted record stadium occupancy rates at this stage of the season in comparison with previous campaigns, achieving levels of 51.6 per cent.
The stadiums of the clubs competing in the Spanish second tier in the 2019/20 season boast bigger capacities than the arenas that hosted games in the 2018/19 campaign, with the total number of spectators now exceeding the 2.2-million mark.
Average stadium occupancy rates across the LaLiga Santander grounds have also risen during this period and sit at 74.3 per cent, with an average of 28,412 in-stadium spectators.
The total stadium occupancy rates across the two divisions jumped from 61.4 per cent in January of the 2019/20 season to the current 65.9 per cent.
LaLiga has set itself a target of breaking new ground by surpassing 15 million in-stadium spectators across the two leagues. This would represent a significant rise from the figure of 13.1 million recorded at the close of the 2013/14 season.