Barcelona generates a record €8.2 million in ticket sales

Julian Araujo

On October 24, 2021, Barcelona generates hosted their arch-rivals Real Madrid at Camp Nou stadium for the El Clásico. The game was an unforgettable one as it drew a lot of attention from fans all over the world. Barcelona won the game 3-2, but the victory wasn’t the only record they broke that day. The game also set a new record for the highest ticketing revenue in football history. With Barcelona raising a staggering €8.2 million in ticket sales alone.

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The previous record was by Barcelona generates themselves, who raise €5.8 million from the same fixture in the 2019-2020 season. However, the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions led to a reduction in stadium capacity and ticket prices. Which meant that the record was by a significant margin this year.

The game was attend by over 90,000 fans, which was the maximum allow capacity at Camp Nou due to COVID-19 protocols. The two teams have been rivals for over a century and have played each other over 240 times. Making it one of the most anticipated games in the football calendar.

How did Barcelona generates this much on selling in tickets

The match was also notable for featuring two of the world’s best players, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The two players have been rivals for over a decade and have a long-standing personal rivalry that has captivated football fans all over the world. It was the first time the two players had face each other since Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United in the summer transfer window.

The revenue generated from Barcelona generates ticket sales is a significant boost to Barcelona’s finances, which have been struggling in recent years. The club has been facing financial difficulties due to a combination of factors, including the COVID-19 pandemic. Mismanagement, and high player salaries. The revenue generated from the El Clásico game will help the club pay off some of its debts and invest in new players and infrastructure.

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