Every team’s goal should be to compete on their own field, in front of their own fans and supporters, as often as possible. Football is a highly emotive sport, and as a result, players and fans alike have an unshakable link with the stadiums in which they play and watch the game.
La Liga is the home of a number of the best stadiums and arenas in the world, where football is played at its most prestigious level. Both the host squad and the visiting team benefit from the increased enthusiasm that comes from playing in front of such large crowds at the stadium. However, the visiting team has an extremely difficult challenge.
Here are three of the stadiums in La Liga that have the highest overall capacity for spectators.
#1 Spotify Camp Nou – FC Barcelona – 99,354 seats
The football stadium that belongs to Barcelona is the one that holds the record for the most spectators in all of Europe, making it one of the most successful and well-known clubs in both La Liga and all of Europe. The staggering amount of 99,354 fans can be accommodated inside of the Blaugrana’s home stadium, the Spotify Camp Nou. The stadium was constructed in 1957, and its hybrid grass field is 105 meters long and 68 meters wide. When Camp Nou is at capacity, it creates a spectacle that is out of this world, and being there is an experience that can only be had once.
Extremely large numbers of people visited the venue on a daily basis throughout the 2022-2023 season, with the average number of spectators reaching 83,205. At the conclusion of this season, Camp Nou is scheduled to undergo renovations, and it is anticipated that the finished product will have even more of the most cutting-edge amenities than before.
#2 Santiago Bernabéu – Real Madrid – 81,044 seats
Real Madrid holds the record with 35 victories in La Liga, making them the most successful team in the history of the championship. Santiago Bernabeu, the club’s stadium, is a fitting place for Los Blancos to call “home.” This enormous stadium, which is located in the middle of Madrid and has a capacity of 81,044 spectators, was given its name in honor of the club’s iconic player and current president, Mr. Santiago Bernabeu.
The Santiago Bernabeu Stadium was constructed in 1947, and it is now undergoing renovations that are intended to make the stadium into a cultural center of international caliber that is capable of hosting a variety of different events. It is anticipated that the redevelopment of the stadium will be concluded in December of 2023.
The club boasts an incredible average attendance of 57,038 people so far in the current 2022-23 La Liga season, despite the fact that there is a restricted amount of seating available as a result of the renovation works. The natural grass field at Santiago Bernabeu is 105 meters by 68 meters in size.
#3 Civitas Metropolitano – Atlético Madrid – 68,456 seats
Atletico Madrid is one of the most successful teams in La Liga, and its stadium, the Vicente Calderón, is a formidable stronghold that other teams would do well to avoid. Up until 2017, Atletico Madrid played their home games in the Vicente Calderón Stadium, which had a total seating capacity of 54,907. As the prominence of the club increased, they deliberated the possibility of establishing a new base of operations for its supporters. As a result, they developed what is currently known as Civitas Metropolitano but was once called Wanda Metropolitano. It has a significantly increased seating capacity of 68,456.
Atletico began using the field in 2017, and the playing surface is a natural grass field of 105 meters by 68 meters in size. Civitas Metropolitano is a dangerous place for other La Liga clubs to play as a result of both the aggressive playing style of Atletico Madrid and the support that their fans provide to their side.
Home stadiums are so important to football teams and players that they are often referred to as “second homes.” It is not a coincidence that every team plays better at home matches when they have the support of their supporters. In point of fact, the local support serves as the team’s 12th player.