Premier League season average attendance increased slightly in week 11, up +0.24% to 36,607, driven by larger home team capacities versus the prior week. While raw attendance was up slightly, the average capacity fill rate decreased by (-0.10) points, down to 95.3% on the season. The only home team not to win their match last week was Tottenham, who fell 1-o to Newcastle at White Hart Lane. The remaining home sides saw 6 victories and 3 draws.
This week 4 clubs were unable to fill their stadiums above the season average capacity fill rate of 95.3%, including Swansea City and Southampton, both Aston Villa and Sunderland couldn’t muster even 85% fill rates for their home matches. This marks the 5th time this season that Aston Villa have failed to fill the stadium above 90%, and they have the worst fill rate of any club in the Premier League thus far. This may or may not surprise some, as Villa struggled to remain in the top flight last season, but this campaign have worked their way to the middle of the table, offering a better on-the-pitch product for fans to enjoy this year. Whatever the issue, the front office at Villa Park needs to figure out a solution.