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Record-breaking Year For Premier League Attendances

By Alex Stedman • 09 June 2018

The Premier League has announced that the 2017/18 campaign was a record-breaking year for overall attendances.
The season saw a new record for overall attendance, with the total available stadium capacity figure at 801,913, compared to 742,402 in the 2016/17 season.

The total attendance across all 20 top-flight stadiums was 14,629,066, compared to 13,618,596 during the previous campaign, and the average attendance also grew from 35,838 to 38,495.

The figures also show an increase in away attendances across the top flight, and an improvement in away utilisation as a result – there were also less season-ticket-holder no shows during the 2017/18 season than the campaign before.
The Premier League’s average away supporter attendance in 2017/18 was 2,241, and on average the Amex Stadium entertained 2,454 visiting supporters per game.

The Amex was the sixth-most visited venue for away supporters and on the side’s travels Albion took an average of 2,526 fans to away games - the seventh-best travelling support in the Premier League.

The above figure surpassed those set by a number of clubs including Arsenal (2,522), Everton (2,519), West Ham (2,420) and Southampton (1,944).
Albion also recorded their highest-ever average home crowd figures during the campaign, and the side made the Amex a happy hunting ground with the total number of fans comfortably surpassing half a million spectators.

Over 30,000 people watched the Seagulls in Premier League action on 16 occasions last season, and the final 10 matches on home soil during the campaign all surpassed that figure – ending with the memorable 1-0 victory Manchester United on Friday 4th May that sealed top-flight survival.
Chief Executive Paul Barber said: “These statistics are a fantastic testament to both our supporters and the Premier League as a whole.
“We saw record-breaking crowds at the Amex last season, and that’s down to the loyalty of our supporters and the team competing in the best league in the world.
“The numbers show the superb progress we’ve made as a club and we look forward to welcoming fans back to the Amex Stadium next season for another year in the Premier League.”

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