Premier League season average attendance grew by +0.01% in week 29, but saw an 18.9% increase versus week 28. Out of 10 matches only 1 club was unable to fill its stadium beyond 90% capacity: Sunderland. For the 11th time this season and for the 9th straight home match, the Black Cats have failed to meet this mark set by the rest of the league in recent weeks.
On the other hand, the league saw promising attendance numbers from clubs that have previously struggled to match capacity rates of other teams in the top flight, such as Aston Villa and Southampton. As the race for the title starts to get interesting, crowds are beginning to fill in more and more around the league. 6 out of the last 10 match weeks the average season capacity fill rate has increased, and 2 out of the last 3 – a healthy indication for the league as it enters the waning stages of competition.