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EPL clubs are averaging 34,616 fans per game through Feb. 22, up 1.5% from the same period a year ago. A portion of the gains can be attributed to the strong numbers for Newcastle, which returned to the EPL one year after being relegated to the lower level Championship League. Manchester United continues to lead all clubs with 75,008 fans per game at Old Trafford, flat compared to the same point last year. Fulham is seeing the best year-over-year gains, up 4.3%. Currently facing the prospect of relegation, West Ham United (-15.8%) and Wigan Athletic (-9.6%) are seeing the sharpest drop among EPL clubs. Listed below is club-by-club attendance for the EPL through Feb. 22, with comparisons to the same period a year ago (THE DAILY).EPL ATTENDANCE THROUGH FEB. 22
CLUBGMSTOTALAVG.% CAP.PREV.% +/-'09-10
Manchester United141,050,11275,00899.0%74,8000.3%13 Arsenal13780,11760,00999.4%59,8790.2%14 Newcastle*13610,40246,95489.7%n/an/a13 Manchester City13602,06946,31397.1%45,2922.3%13 Liverpool14587,87441,99192.2%43,367-3.2%13 Chelsea12497,05241,42197.6%41,4380.0%13 Sunderland14550,91439,35180.3%39,912-1.4%12 Aston Villa13482,50837,11686.7%38,182-2.8%14 Everton12430,21235,85189.3%36,774-2.5%14 Tottenham Hotspur13465,38735,79998.8%35,7790.1%13 West Ham United13366,36628,18279.8%33,452-15.8%13 Wolverhampton13353,76927,21392.9%28,191-3.5%14 Stoke City13348,19226,78497.4%27,036-0.9%13 Fulham14349,84624,98998.1%23,9684.3%14 Birmingham14348,68424,90682.8%24,8450.2%13 West Bromwich*14340,15824,29791.7%n/an/a12 Blackburn14336,98024,07077.3%25,047-3.9%14 Bolton14310,38022,17078.9%21,8891.3%13 Wigan Athletic14227,19216,22864.6%17,948-9.6%13 Blackpool*13204,19115,70797.6%n/an/a13 TOTALS2679,242,40534,61689.6%34,1091.5%264
NOTES: '09-10 attendance includes clubs Hull City, Burnley and Portsmouth, who were relegated after last season. * = Played in lower level Championship League last year.