Espanyol believe bad La Liga timetables caused them to fall short of their 30,000 target for socios for the season, now the season ticket buying period is over.
They got 27,308 socios, just 95 more than last season. Coach Quique Sanchez Flores said the timetables were to blame.
"The kick-off times don't help. We respect the people organising the football but I think they have to do better in these situations," he explained.
Espanyol have only played two games on Saturday or Sunday this season out of five league matches so far.