SBD/Issue 163/The Back of the Book

Premier League Attendance Up 4.7% From '06-07

Manchester United (ManU) led the English Premier League (EPL) in attendance once again, averaging 75,691 fans per game at Old Trafford, down slightly from last season's average of 75,826. Among teams who played in the EPL last season, Blackburn saw the biggest gain, up 12.4% in average attendance. Sunderland, who spent the '06-07 season in the Coca-Cola Championship League, was up 27.8% from '05-06, when they played in the EPL. Bolton saw the biggest decline, down 11.5%, as they finished 16th in the 20-team league. Reading, Derby County and Birmingham face relegation from the EPL, while West Brom, Stoke City and Hull City will be promoted for the '08-09 season. The following lists attendance for the EPL season, with comparisons to '06-07 and '05-06 (THE DAILY).

CLUB
GMS
TOTAL
AVG.
% CAP.
'06-07
1-YR
% +/-
'05-06
2-YR
% +/-
ManU
19
1,438,129
75,691
99.4%
75,826
-0.2%
68,675
10.2%
Arsenal
19
1,141,330
60,070
99.5%
60,045
0.0%
38,184
^
Newcastle
19
975,099
51,321
98.0%
50,686
1.3%
52,032
-1.4%
Liverpool
19
827,108
43,532
96.1%
43,561
-0.1%
44,236
-1.6%
Sunderland*
19
823,536
43,344
88.5%
--
--
33,904
27.8%
Manchester City
19
800,394
42,126
88.3%
39,997
5.3%
42,856
-1.7%
Chelsea
19
786,543
41,397
98.4%
41,542
-0.3%
41,902
-1.2%
Aston Villa
19
767,068
40,372
94.7%
36,214
11.5%
34,112
18.4%
Tottenham
19
683,373
35,967
99.3%
35,739
0.6%
36,074
-0.3%
Everton
19
664,715
34,985
87.0%
36,738
-4.8%
36,860
-5.1%
West Ham
19
657,419
34,601
98.0%
34,719
-0.3%
33,743
2.5%
Derby County*
19
616,208
32,432
96.7%
--
--
--
--
Middlesbrough
19
507,452
26,708
76.2%
27,729
-3.7%
28,463
-6.2%
Birmingham*
19
497,439
26,181
87.2%
--
--
27,392
-4.4%
Blackburn
19
454,404
23,916
76.8%
21,275
12.4%
21,015
13.8%
Fulham
19
451,706
23,774
96.9%
22,279
6.7%
20,654
15.1%
Reading
19
447,108
23,532
97.4%
23,829
-1.2%
--
--
Bolton
19
397,119
20,901
74.4%
23,606
-11.5%
25,265
-17.3%
Portsmouth
19
378,366
19,914
97.9%
19,878
0.2%
19,840
0.4%
Wigan
19
361,874
19,046
75.8%
18,158
4.9%
20,610
-7.6%
TOTALS
380
13,676,390
35,991
91.3%
34,379
4.7%
33,975
5.9%

NOTES: '06-07 EPL attendance average includes figures for clubs Watford, Charlton and Sheffield United, which were relegated following the season. '05-06 EPL attendance includes figures for clubs West Brom, Birmingham and Sunderland, which were relegated following the season. ^ = Opened new venue for '06-07 season with larger capacity. * = Promoted from Coca-Cola Championship League for '07-08.

Return to top

Related Topics:

The Back of the Book

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug