Man United Leads the Premier League in Average Attendance

old_trafford.gifIf you’re wondering what the average attendances are for Premier League clubs in the 2007/2008 season thus far, here they are. Not only does Man United lead the league table, but they also have the highest average attendance. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to also have the largest capacity among the 20 Premier League clubs.

1. Manchester United, Old Trafford, 75,638
2. Arsenal, Emirates Stadium, 60,062
3. Newcastle United, St James Park, 51,122
4. Liverpool, Anfield, 43,529
5. Sunderland, Stadium of Light, 42,546
6. Manchester City, City of Manchester Stadium, 42,069
7. Chelsea, Stamford Bridge, 41,499
8. Aston Villa, Villa Park, 39,848
9. Everton, Goodison Park, 36,766
10. Tottenham Hotspur, White Hart Lane, 35,931
11. West Ham United, Boleyn Ground, 34,616
12. Derby County, Pride Park, 32,270
13. Middlesbrough, Riverside Stadium, 26,401
14. Birmingham City, St. Andrews, 26,176
15. Fulham, Craven Cottage, 23,503
16. Reading, Madejski Stadium, 23,469
17. Blackburn Rovers, Ewood Park, 23,369
18. Bolton Wanderers, Reebok Stadium, 20,412
19. Portsmouth, Fratton Park, 19,999
20. Wigan Athletic, JJB Stadium, 18,740

Based on this league table, you can see a correlation between average attendance size (i.e. amount of revenue being brought in from ticket sales) with a club’s actual league position. Clubs such as Wigan, Bolton, Reading, Fulham and Birmingham City are near the foot of both the real league table and average attendance.

In contrast, you can see how clubs such as Portsmouth and Blackburn are overachieving.

There are so many other observations that can be pulled from this league table. What are some of the points that you find most interesting? Click the comments link below to share your thoughts.

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