A national passion, football is increasingly present in the lives of Brazilians. With packed stadiums and a lot of singing and devotion in the stands, the most popular sport in the world continues to influence a legion of fans spread across the territory of the country. That said, Grupo Pluri, a consultancy specializing in studies, research and analysis of Brazilian football, brought up a survey related to the theme “occupancy rate by stadiums” that surprised a lot of people.
In July, Palmeiras led the ranking for the second consecutive time. Verdão recorded an incredible 90.27% occupancy rate in three games played at Allianz Parque. This percentage reflects the strong presence of Alviverde fans in the club’s home matches.
In vice-leadership, another giant of Brazilian football: Cruzeiro, with a rate of 83.26% generated by its two commitments at Arena Independência, valid for the Brasileirão. Closing out the top 3, the biggest surprise of the list of 10 teams. Playing in Series B, Vila Nova played twice at Estádio Onésio Brasileiro Alvarenga (popularly known as OBA) in July and achieved an excellent occupancy rate of 81.44%.
Palmeiras boasted a surprising occupancy rate at Allianz Parque, surpassing 90%. It is interesting to note that among the top 10 teams in this ranking, three are not part of the Série A of the Brasileirão.
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The month of July at Vila Nova in Serie B
Vila Nova is having a good campaign in Serie B and this is largely due to the massive support that the team has been receiving from the stands. In July, the team from Goiás played two games at home, against Vitória and ABC. Against Leão Baiano, leader of the competition, Tigre won 1-0 and made the 10,000 fans present (9,924 paying) happy at the OBA.
Already in the match against ABC, tie in 1 to 1, but another show of the fans of Goiás. There were 10,000 fans present at the OBA, of which 9,276 paid.
In addition to the two aforementioned games, Vila Nova played four more games in July, all away from home. The performance was not good, and Tigre suffered three defeats (Londrina, Ceará and Novorizontino) and a draw (Atlético-GO). With 42 points conquered, the team from Goiás occupies sixth place in Série B.
Remo and Vitória are part of the top 10
In the top 10 ranking of highest occupancy rates per stadium in July, other giants appear, such as Flamengo, São Paulo and Grêmio. However, drawing attention again to the surprises, we have Remo in eighth place and Vitória in 10th.
Traditional club from the northern region of Brazil, Remo did not have a good campaign in Série C and is eliminated. However, even so, their faithful and passionate fans have been doing well. The 71.81% occupancy rate puts Leão Azul ahead of Botafogo, the current isolated leader of Série A.
Last but not least, Vitória closes the top 10 of the ranking. Leader of Serie B, Rubro-Negro Baiano is going through a very special moment and has been pushed by its imposing crowd.