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EPL Attendance Up 2% During '13-14 Season, With Everton Leading Gains

EPL teams averaged 36,657 fans per match during the '13-14 season, up 2% from '12-13. Despite Manchester United having one of its worst records since the EPL began in '92-93, the club's attendance was relatively flat. Everton, which finished fourth in the standings and will make next season's UEFA Champions League, saw the biggest uptick among EPL clubs (+4%). Aston Villa was up 2%, while four clubs -- West Ham, Southampton, Fulham and Stoke City -- saw a 2% drop at the gate (THE DAILY).

'13-14 EPL ATTENDANCE
HOME TEAM
GAMES
TOTAL
AVG.
% CAP.
PREV.
% +/-
GAMES ('12-13)
Manchester United
19
1,428,928
75,207
99.3%
75,530
-0.4%
19
Arsenal
19
1,140,251
60,013
99.4%
60,079
-0.1%
19
Newcastle United
19
957,511
50,395
96.2%
50,517
-0.2%
19
Manchester City
19
894,527
47,080
99.3%
46,974
0.2%
19
Liverpool
19
848,750
44,671
98.7%
44,749
-0.2%
19
Chelsea
19
788,153
41,482
99.2%
41,462
0.0%
19
Sunderland
19
780,706
41,090
84.4%
40,544
1.3%
19
Everton
19
716,902
37,732
95.4%
36,356
3.8%
19
Aston Villa
19
685,535
36,081
84.3%
35,060
2.9%
19
Tottenham Hotspur
19
680,360
35,808
98.7%
36,030
-0.6%
19
West Ham United
19
649,741
34,197
97.8%
34,720
-1.5%
19
Southampton
19
574,020
30,212
92.4%
30,874
-2.1%
19
Cardiff City*
19
521,165
27,430
102.2%
n/a
n/a
n/a
Norwich City
19
509,302
26,805
98.5%
26,672
0.5%
19
Stoke City
19
496,607
26,137
94.2%
26,732
-2.2%
19
West Bromwich
19
478,678
25,194
94.8%
25,360
-0.7%
19
Fulham
19
474,563
24,977
97.2%
25,394
-1.6%
19
Hull City*
19
458,217
24,117
94.9%
n/a
n/a
n/a
Crystal Palace*
19
458,169
24,114
91.8%
n/a
n/a
n/a
Swansea City
19
387,725
20,407
98.4%
20,370
0.2%
19
TOTALS
380
13,929,810
36,657
95.9%
35,921
2.0%
380
               

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

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