La Liga returned today and is debuting some “virtual fan” technology to make up for empty seats in the empty arenas.

This is what it looks like in a still frame:

And a video clip so you can see what it looks like while the teams are playing:

Kind of looks like a video game, doesn’t it? Like Madden or FIFA, which makes sense, since they worked with EA Sports and a Norwegian company to make this work. You can see the clip of the empty seats when the camera switches, since the virtual technology is only applied via the main camera that pans left and right.

Gotta say, I think I prefer the empty seats. You?