Premier League Season Attendance Down -1.28%, to 35,805 in Week 7

Barclays Premier League average attendance was 33,021 in week 7, the lowest yet this season, and a -4.72% decrease versus the previous week. The Season average declined by -1.28% to 35,805 driven by week 7′s smaller stadiums following week 6’s poor fill rates. The home team stadiums on average ranked 12th (out of 20), the lowest of the season, with the average stadium capacity dropping to only 34,3195, an -8.85% decrease to week 6 and a -10.54% decrease to the season average. Stadiums on average were 96.53% full in week 7.

Source: BPL; Analysis by Business of Soccer

Source: BPL; Analysis by Business of Soccer

There were 5 games that were filled below the season average capacity fill rate, representing 50% of the match ups in week 7. For the first time this season, two weeks in a row we saw at least one team have its stadium less than 90% full. Last week it was Aston Villa, Fulham, and Everton, and this week the culprits were Southampton. There was only one sellout in week 7: Cardiff City vs Newcastle at Cardiff City Stadium in Wales, where the fans packed the house to 102.4% capacity. This is the 4th straight sellout for Cardiff City and they are the only side in the Premier League to sellout even one match thus far, other than Swansea City in week 4 vs Liverpool.

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