Spanish soccer team Getafe using Tinder-style dating app to boost crowds

View of the Alfonso Perez Stadium in Getafe, Spain. The team is hoping a new dating app will lead to the birth of even more fans.
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By Marcus Kwesi O'Mard

Spanish soccer club Getafe has turned to technology in order to populate its stadium.

Getafe on Tuesday launched a dating app, which fans can use to meet and socialize while attending games at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez. Getafe hopes the “Getafinder” will help fans “reproduce” enough supporters to increase attendances at the 17,393-seat stadium on the outskirts of Madrid.

“Getafe have the least season ticket holders in la Liga,” Getafe said on its Facebook page. “We need to reproduce.”

“Because the mood has never failed us.”

Getafe is averaging just 7,753 fans this season. We’ll check back in nine-plus months’ time to gauge the effectiveness of “Getafinder.”

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