Fans of Neymar’s former club, Santos, break attendance record

44,804 Santos supporters set attendance record, driving team to Campeonato Paulista final.
Desmond Efe-Khaese
2024-03-28 11:38:09

Santos fans set an attendance record at the Neo Química Arena, cheering their team to a 3-1 victory over Red Bull Bragantino and securing a spot in the Campeonato Paulista final. The match attracted 44,804 spectators, the highest attendance for any game at the Corinthians stadium this season.


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“This turnout surpassed our expectations,” a Santos official admitted, highlighting the strategic success of moving the semifinal away from Vila Belmiro. The game generated over R$3 million in gross income, a significant financial boost for the club. The net proceeds will be split with Bragantino, as the match was a one-off knockout event.

The presence of a massive Santos fan base in Itaquera was not just a show of numbers. “It’s a reflection of our passion and commitment to the team,” a fan commented. Despite playing in Series B of the Brasileirão and being in a phase of reconstruction, Santos has consistently received strong support from its fans.

The overwhelming support at the Neo Química Arena symbolizes the deep bond between Santos and its supporters, underscoring the vital role of fan engagement in football’s success stories.