Celta Vigo fined over low La Liga attendancesSeptember 20, 2017
Celta Vigo have been fined for having low attendances in La Liga this season so far.
The Galician club have had a stuttering start to the season under former Barcelona coach Juan Carlos Unzue, losing three of their four games.
Having faced both Real Sociedad and lowly Alaves at the Balaidos this season, La Liga officials have now hit the club with a fine for having attendances under the 75% threshold.
Attendances for those games came to 16,961 and 17,384 respectively, getting nowhere near the 29,000 capacity.
Reports in Spanish press do not state the amount of the fine, but such a decision from La Liga has been justified with governing bodies wanting make Spanish football as profitable for each club, following heavy criticism that both Barcelona and Real Madrid receive more than the other 18 sides in La Liga.
Football Espana report that the cheapest ticket available at the Balaidos is €15 (£13.33), while the most expensive ticket is €40 (£35.53).
Further reports in Spain have also argued that Barcelona, who failed to fill their 75% against Eibar on Tuesday night – should also be fined, but no news has surfaced on that.
Juan Carlos Unzue’s side face newly-promoted Getafe on Thursday evening, hoping to push on from their single win this season.