The Professional Football League has announced record figures for attendance at Ligue 1 stadiums for this first part of the season. Unsurprisingly, Stade Rennais is very successful in getting the crowds to move to Roazhon Park. FC Lorient and Stade Brestois can also count on numerous supporters.
These are record figures that the LFP communicated this week. Never has our beautiful Ligue 1 attracted so many spectators in the stadiums of France. Indeed, nearly 4.5 million people traveled during the first 19 meetings of the season to attend a football match. This trend represents a 12% increase compared to last year. Better, it is even a 5% increase compared to 2019-2020, the last season before the pandemic. If the Vélodrome welcomes the most supporters in Ligue 1 each weekend (more than 62,000 on average), Paris Saint-Germain can boast of having the best occupancy rate (99%).
the Rennais Stadium fills its enclosure well…
On a good sporting momentum for several years, Stade Rennais is also experiencing a constant increase in its number of spectators. Since the start of the season, an average of more than 27,000 spectators (7th in attendance) have come to cheer on the Rouge et Noir at Roazhon Park. A significant figure if we refer to the maximum capacity of the stadium which can only accommodate 30,000 people. The Bretillian club therefore has the 4th highest occupancy rate (94%) in Ligue 1 and it is easy to understand why. With spectacle, goals and a polished game, Rennes is quite simply one of the most pleasant teams in the championship.
…just like FC Lorient
Authors of an excellent start to the season, the Hakes are also attracting crowds to their lair. On average, nearly 15,000 Bretons travel to each match to take over the stands at Moustoir. In a fairly small stadium like this, this represents a superb occupancy rate of 88%, which makes FC Lorient a club firmly established in the Top 10 of this ranking. Let’s hope that the Morbihannais will manage to maintain their good form at home over the second half of the season, especially since the Moustoir should be modernized in the coming seasons.
Stade Brestois surprises
Despite the rain, the wind and the bad results, the supporters of the Ty-Zefs are always present at Francis-Le Blé to encourage their team which really needs it this season. They are on average nearly 12,000 (occupancy rate of 77%) to brave the bad weather to put the atmosphere in an aging enclosure while waiting for the potential new stadium which could emerge from the ground by 2027. Until then, Finisterians will already have to stay in the elite.