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:
|1||Manchester United (1)||75486||75109||75769||99.10%|
|3||Newcastle United (12)||51988||47720||52387||91.00%|
|4||Manchester City (3)||47679||45905||48000||95.60%|
|8||Aston Villa (9)||42785||37180||42551||87.30%|
|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%|
|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%|