February 3 – Premier League action returned mid-week after a weekend of FA Cup action, and so did the fans to Burnley and Middlesbrough, though neither sold out their stadiums.
Burnley had an attendance drop for their home FA Cup win to just over 50% of their stadium capacity. Three days later they were back up to 85% for their home win over fast fading Premier League champions Leicester City.
Four cubs reported over 99% of their stadium capacity full, with West Ham having just 20 unfilled seats according to official capacity figures. The Hammers seem to have nailed their initial problems over crowd control at their new London Stadium and will be pushing for the local authorities to allow them to increase to the full 60,000 capacity.
West Ham were followed by Stoke City, Man utd and Arsenal who all regularly fill more than 99% of the stadiums. Stoke are about to being an extension of their stadium to a 30,000 capacity from its current 27,453 limit.
More than 8 million seats have now been filled at Premier League grounds in the first 23 rounds of the season.
Insideworldfootball figures are based in the official stadium capacity figures and the official reported attendances.
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