Monaco: French club struggles to attract fans in mecca for the rich

Monaco: French club struggles to attract fans in mecca for the rich

Sep 28, 2016 | AS Monaco FC Fans | 0 comments

Monaco, France (CNN)A Champions League night; the world’s most prestigious club competition; a last-second equalizer to extend the home side’s unbeaten start in their group — but all played out in front of a half-empty stadium.

For a fixture that many of Europe’s top tier clubs would expect to sell out, Monaco attracted just 8,100 fans for its 1-1 draw against German side Bayer Leverkusen.
With a capacity of just over 18,000, Monaco’s Stade Louis II stadium is one of the smallest in Europe’s top five leagues, yet the club often struggles to draw five-figure attendances.

But it’s certainly not for a lack of enthusiasm from the diehard fans that do go to watch, as is evident from the roars that erupt and echo around the enclosed basin every time a decision goes against the team, or a shot whistles past the post.
“Monaco is just too expensive for Monaco fans,” laments Yohan, who traveled into the city to support his team for the game against Leverkusen.



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