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Volume 10 No. 24
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La Liga Side Celta Vigo Reportedly Fined For Low Attendances; League Denies Issuing Fine

La Liga reportedly "handed out a fine to Celta Vigo" for its "low attendances at the start of the season," according to the London TELEGRAPH. The club recorded crowds of 16,961 and 17,384 in its first two home matches at Balaídos Stadium, which has a capacity of 29,000. La Liga rules state that clubs "have to fill a minimum requirement" of 70% of their stadiums. Regulations that came into effect this season demand that "sections of grounds which appear prominently on television must be fully populated by fans" (TELEGRAPH, 9/20). LIBERTAD DIGITAL reported La Liga sources said that the league "has not fined Celta Vigo for matters related to attendance" (LIBERTAD DIGITAL, 9/20).