Driven in particular by Bordeaux and Saint-Etienne, Ligue 2 attracts spectators to the stadiums

With 1.48 million spectators after 19 days, Ligue 2 has achieved its best attendance result in stadiums for more than ten years. The 47% increase in attendance compared to the previous season, and 10% compared to the pre-COVID period (2019-2020), reflects a clear enthusiasm for the second division.

Obviously, the presence of Bordeaux and Saint-Étienne is no stranger to this renewed interest, both at home and away. The increase in attendance is also linked to sporting issues: the excellent performance of the HAC, leader in the ranking, and a new pricing policy have enabled Stade Océane to experience the strongest growth with an 84% increase in attendance.

The stadiums had not welcomed so many spectators since the 2011-2012 season where Lens and Nantes played. At mid-season, 57 matches attracted more than 10,000 spectators in thirteen different stadiums, compared to only 12 matches in 8 stadiums during the first part of the 2021-2022 season.

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