I was reading an article about the Scottish Cup and it mentioned a final in 1937 between Aberdeen and Celtic which Celtic won 3-1. The thing that astonished me most though was the attendance watching this match in the stadium was 147,365.
The top British sides get nothing close to this now, why was the attendances so large in football years ago?
Camp Nou holds 99,354 seated. Imagine if this was standing it would well hold over 200,000 people. So quite understandable why attendances back in the day could hold record crowds.