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English Premier League Attendance Up 1.5% Through Feb. 22

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
CLUB
GMS
TOTAL
AVG.
% CAP.
PREV.
% +/-
'09-10
GMS
Manchester United
14
1,050,112
75,008
99.0%
74,800
0.3%
13
Arsenal
13
780,117
60,009
99.4%
59,879
0.2%
14
Newcastle*
13
610,402
46,954
89.7%
n/a
n/a
13
Manchester City
13
602,069
46,313
97.1%
45,292
2.3%
13
Liverpool
14
587,874
41,991
92.2%
43,367
-3.2%
13
Chelsea
12
497,052
41,421
97.6%
41,438
0.0%
13
Sunderland
14
550,914
39,351
80.3%
39,912
-1.4%
12
Aston Villa
13
482,508
37,116
86.7%
38,182
-2.8%
14
Everton
12
430,212
35,851
89.3%
36,774
-2.5%
14
Tottenham Hotspur
13
465,387
35,799
98.8%
35,779
0.1%
13
West Ham United
13
366,366
28,182
79.8%
33,452
-15.8%
13
Wolverhampton
13
353,769
27,213
92.9%
28,191
-3.5%
14
Stoke City
13
348,192
26,784
97.4%
27,036
-0.9%
13
Fulham
14
349,846
24,989
98.1%
23,968
4.3%
14
Birmingham
14
348,684
24,906
82.8%
24,845
0.2%
13
West Bromwich*
14
340,158
24,297
91.7%
n/a
n/a
12
Blackburn
14
336,980
24,070
77.3%
25,047
-3.9%
14
Bolton
14
310,380
22,170
78.9%
21,889
1.3%
13
Wigan Athletic
14
227,192
16,228
64.6%
17,948
-9.6%
13
Blackpool*
13
204,191
15,707
97.6%
n/a
n/a
13
TOTALS
267
9,242,405
34,616
89.6%
34,109
1.5%
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.

 

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