Premier League 2010/11 Attendances

Unsurprisingly, Manchester United topped the Premier League average attendance list with their stadium capacity that is more than 15,000 seats bigger than their nearest rivals. That, and their success over the past 20 years.

Along with Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Blackpool and Wolves all averaged close to full capacity throughout their 19 home Premier League fixtures this season.

At the other end of the table, Blackpool propped up the attendance list; their stadium capacity lower than the 19th highest attended side, Wigan. Bolton were the other side in the bottom 3.

Wigan Athletic ranked bottom in the percentage turnout, with less than two-thirds of the DW Stadium full on average on match days. The next two sides who struggled to fill out their stadium in comparison to the rest of the Premier League were also based in Lancashire; Bolton and Blackburn Rovers averaging around fourth-fifths of their maximum capacity per home game.

The full table, listed in order of average attendance, with the club’s final league position in brackets is as follows:

 

Team Highest Average Capacity Percentage
1 Manchester United (1) 75486 75109 75769 99.10%
2 Arsenal (4) 60112 60025 60432 99.30%
3 Newcastle United (12) 51988 47720 52387 91.00%
4 Manchester City (3) 47679 45905 48000 95.60%
5 Liverpool (6) 44923 42820 45362 94.30%
6 Chelsea (2) 41829 41435 42055 98.50%
7 Sunderland (10) 47869 40011 49000 81.60%
8 Aston Villa (9) 42785 37180 42551 87.30%
9 Everton (7) 39673 36039 40394 89.20%
10 Tottenham Hotspur (5) 36197 35704 36310 98.30%
11 West Ham United (20) 34941 31668 35647 88.80%
12 Wolverhampton Wndrs (17) 29086 27696 28525 97.00%
13 Stoke City (13) 27566 26858 28384 94.60%
14 Birmingham City (18) 28270 25462 30009 84.80%
15 Fulham (8) 25694 25043 26600 94.10%
16 Blackburn Rovers (15) 29867 25000 31367 79.70%
17 West Bromwich Albion (11) 26196 24683 28003 88.10%
18 Bolton Wanderers (14) 26881 22870 28723 79.60%
19 Wigan Athletic (16) 22043 16812 25138 66.80%
20 Blackpool (19) 16116 15782 16220 97.20%
Team Highest Average Capacity Percentage
1 Manchester United (1) 75486 75109 75769 99.10%
2 Arsenal (4) 60112 60025 60432 99.30%
3 Newcastle United (12) 51988 47720 52387 91.00%
4 Manchester City (3) 47679 45905 48000 95.60%
5 Liverpool (6) 44923 42820 45362 94.30%
6 Chelsea (2) 41829 41435 42055 98.50%
7 Sunderland (10) 47869 40011 49000 81.60%
8 Aston Villa (9) 42785 37180 42551 87.30%
9 Everton (7) 39673 36039 40394 89.20%
10 Tottenham Hotspur (5) 36197 35704 36310 98.30%
11 West Ham United (20) 34941 31668 35647 88.80%
12 Wolverhampton Wndrs (17) 29086 27696 28525 97.00%
13 Stoke City (13) 27566 26858 28384 94.60%
14 Birmingham City (18) 28270 25462 30009 84.80%
15 Fulham (8) 25694 25043 26600 94.10%
16 Blackburn Rovers (15) 29867 25000 31367 79.70%
17 West Bromwich Albion (11) 26196 24683 28003 88.10%
18 Bolton Wanderers (14) 26881 22870 28723 79.60%
19 Wigan Athletic (16) 22043 16812 25138 66.80%
20 Blackpool (19) 16116 15782 16220 97.20%