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SOCIOS: CLOSE TO REACH THE TARGET MARK

15 Oct 2014
The club is expecting to reach 25,000 socios for the present season, the last report indicates that 23,745 season ticket holders have paid their subscriptions, Deportivo have collected €5.5 million with this. Still, the Riazor presents poor attendances.

 Despite the negative start of season, the fans of Deportivo have shown a positive response to the club. President Tino Fernández targeted to reach the mark of 25,000 socios (season ticket holders) for the return to Primera División and even said in public that he was dreaming of reaching the 30,000 subscriptions.

The last report of the club, which was very detailed, indicated that Depor already have 23,745 socios. Now, the club expects to reach the mark of 24,000 before the end of the year and later end the season very close to the target of 25,000. Deportivo already surpassed the number of socios had on last year (22,752) and is close to the mark had two years ago.

Of the reported number of subscriptions, 18,475 are socios that are renewing their membership, which means that 22% of the season ticket holders are new (5,270). The detailed report of the club also indicates that 2,327 socios renewed their subscriptions through the internet, 1,141 are persons above the 65’s and also that 5,532 (23% of the total) are women. The clubs also reported that these subscriptions meant an income of €5.5 million

The evolution of the socios in recent seasons:

Season Socios
2003-2004 30,800
2004-2005 29,500
2005-2006 25,000
2006-2007 23,000
2007-2008 20,000
2008-2009 21,000
2009-2010 17,000
2010-2011 16,000
2011-2012 25,589
2012-2013 25,288
2013-2014 22,752
2014-2015 23,745

POOR ATTENDANCES TO THE RIAZOR
Despite the good numbers with the socios the true is that the Riazor isn’t presenting good statistics regarding the attendances. After three home meetings the Riazor has presented an average attendance of 21,861 persons, which represents the 63% of the stadium’s capacity (34,600 seats).

It’s the fifth lowest average in the league, only above the one presented by Elche CF (59%), UD Almeria (51%), RCD Espanyol (38%) and Getafe CF (37%). Other two clubs are below the 70% of their stadium’s capacity are RC Celta (68%) and Sevilla CF (64%).

And this average could tend to be lower, because it must be remembered that Real Madrid already visited the Riazor (attendance 27,685), therefore of the sixteen home games remaining in the calendar only four could reach the mark of the 30,000: FC Barcelona, Valencia CF, RC Celta and Atlético Madrid, though it’s also true that the last two home meetings (Villarreal CF and Levante UD) could have a solid attendances depending of the team’s needs at that point.

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