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EPL Attendance Up Nearly 3%; Aston Villa Leads All Clubs In Gains At The Gate

EPL teams are averaging 36,590 fans per match through Jan. 21, up nearly 3% from the same period last season. Manchester United continues to hold a large lead over all clubs with 75,179 fans per match. That figure is flat compared to the same period during the '12-13 season. Aston Villa is seeing the biggest gains to date, with attendance up 8.5% for the Birmingham-based club. Cardiff City leads in attendance among the three promoted clubs this season. The club is at 103% capacity for home games in the capital city of Wales. Stoke City is seeing the sharpest drop at the gate among EPL clubs, down nearly 5%. Fulham is seeing a 3% drop for homes games at Craven Cottage in Southwest London (THE DAILY).

EPL ATTENDANCE THROUGH JAN. 21
HOME TEAM
GAMES
TOTAL
AVG.
% CAP.
PREV.
% +/-
DATES ('12-13)
Manchester United
11
826,969
75,179
99.2%
75,508
-0.4%
11
Arsenal
11
660,195
60,018
99.4%
60,096
-0.1%
10
Newcastle United
11
553,963
50,360
96.1%
49,637
1.5%
12
Manchester City
11
517,921
47,084
99.3%
46,937
0.3%
12
Liverpool
11
491,531
44,685
98.7%
44,674
0.0%
12
Chelsea
11
456,618
41,511
99.3%
41,327
0.4%
11
Sunderland
11
450,516
40,956
84.1%
40,171
2.0%
11
Everton
11
407,142
37,013
93.5%
36,965
0.1%
11
Aston Villa
11
406,664
36,969
86.4%
34,084
8.5%
11
Tottenham Hotspur
11
395,585
35,962
99.1%
35,965
0.0%
12
West Ham
11
379,391
34,490
98.5%
34,631
-0.4%
12
Southampton
11
328,691
29,881
91.4%
30,318
-1.4%
12
Cardiff City*
11
302,750
27,523
102.6%
n/a
n/a
n/a
Norwich City
11
295,010
26,819
98.5%
26,637
0.7%
11
Stoke City
11
283,633
25,785
93.0%
27,094
-4.8%
11
Fulham
11
272,618
24,783
96.4%
25,548
-3.0%
11
West Brom
11
272,040
24,731
93.0%
25,175
-1.8%
12
Hull City*
11
263,977
23,998
94.5%
n/a
n/a
n/a
Crystal Palace*
11
260,745
23,704
90.3%
n/a
n/a
n/a
Swansea City
11
223,861
20,351
98.1%
20,312
0.2%
12
TOTALS
220
8,049,820
36,590
95.7%
35,609
2.8%
228
               

NOTES: * = Played in lower level Football League Championship last season. Queens Park Rangers, Reading and Wigan were relegated following the '12-13 season. Last season's totals include statistics for the three relegated clubs.

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