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Spurs set new Premier League attendance record as West Ham pack London Stadium

October 26 – Spurs broke the 10-year-old Premier League attendance record in Round 9 of fixtures last week with 80,827 fans at Wembley for their 4-1 win over Liverpool.

The attendance figure breaks the previous Old Trafford record of 76,098 fans who watchdd Manchester United play Blackburn Rovers.

Wembley has been something of a feast or famine for Spurs who had only 23.926 turn up for their Carabao Cup game against Barnsley and just 26,251 for a pre-season friendly against Juventus.

Elsewhere West Ham was packing fans into the London Stadium to top the attendance capacity chart with just 23 seats unfilled according to official figures.

West Ham, Newcastle and Chelsea all reported attendance capacities of over 99%. Five more clubs reported capacities over 97%. Out of 444,504 tickets available across the Premier League only 15,538 seats were unfilled.

Southampton will be disappointed at the 2,588 empty seats at St Mary’s. Spurs, with almost 10,000 seats unfilled at Wembley (though local authority seat restrictions do reduce the stadium capacity) have the potential to set more Premier League attendance records.

The Insideworldfootball attendance figures are compiled using the official stadium capacity figures and the official reported match day attendance. No allowance is made for seat kills due to media or safety requirements.

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