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EPL Clubs See Avg. Home Attendance Up 4%; Everton Leads Gains With 9% Jump

EPL teams averaged 35,932 fans per game during the '12-13 season, up around 4% from the '11-12 campaign. Manchester United once again led all clubs, with its home average of 75,530 relatively flat. Everton saw the biggest gains at home, up around 9%. Other clubs seeing gains of note were Sunderland (+4%), Wigan Athletic (+4%) and Aston Villa (+3.5%). Stoke City was the only club to see a drop of any significance, down 1%. Listed below is team-by-team attendance for the '12-13 EPL season, with comparisons to league figures from '11-12 (THE DAILY).

'12-13 ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE ATTENDANCE
HOME TEAM
GMS
TOTAL
AVG.
% CAP.
PREV.
% +/-
GMS ('11-12)
Manchester United
19
1,435,063
75,530
99.7%
75,387
0.2%
19
Arsenal
19
1,141,507
60,079
99.5%
60,000
0.1%
19
Newcastle
19
959,826
50,517
96.4%
49,936
1.2%
19
Manchester City
19
892,506
46,974
99.1%
47,045
-0.2%
19
Liverpool
19
850,224
44,749
98.8%
44,253
1.1%
19
Chelsea
19
787,786
41,462
99.2%
41,478
0.0%
19
Sunderland
19
770,344
40,544
83.2%
39,095
3.7%
19
Everton
19
690,763
36,356
91.9%
33,228
9.4%
19
Tottenham Hotspur
19
685,266
36,067
99.4%
36,026
0.1%
19
Aston Villa
19
666,135
35,060
81.9%
33,873
3.5%
19
West Ham United*
19
659,677
34,720
99.2%
n/a
n/a
n/a
Southampton*
19
586,602
30,874
94.4%
n/a
n/a
n/a
Stoke City
19
511,337
26,912
97.0%
27,226
-1.2%
19
Norwich City
19
506,762
26,672
98.0%
26,606
0.2%
19
Fulham
19
482,492
25,394
98.8%
25,293
0.4%
19
West Bromwich
19
481,838
25,360
95.9%
24,798
2.3%
19
Reading*
19
453,378
23,862
98.6%
n/a
n/a
n/a
Swansea City
19
387,037
20,370
98.2%
19,946
2.1%
19
Wigan Athletic
19
367,827
19,359
77.0%
18,634
3.9%
19
Queens Park Rangers
19
337,808
17,779
96.4%
17,295
2.8%
19
EPL TOTALS
380
13,654,178
35,932
95.1%
34,601
3.8%
380
 

NOTES: * = Played in lower level Football League Championship last season, so no comparison made. Clubs that were relegated following the '11-12 season were Blackburn, Bolton and Wolverhampton, whose statistics are included in the '11-12 EPL figures. QPR, Reading and Wigan Athletic will be relegated for the '13-14 season.

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