Barcelona-Based La Liga Side Espanyol Loses 2,257 Season-Ticket Holders
La Liga side Espanyol has experienced a decline of 2,257 in its number of season-ticket holders since the start of last season, according to EL PERIODICO. Espanyol spokesperson Rafael Entrena attributed the decrease to Spain's economic crisis. This season "is beginning with 26,879 Espanyol season-ticket holders, after there were 29,136 at the start of last year." Entrena said, "We have added 1,500 season-ticket holders but lost 2,500, and another 1,000 (not included in the calculations) have not renewed or given a response and we expect to recover some of them" (EL PERIODICO, 9/20).