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West Ham mayhem plays out to a packed house

March 13 – West Ham’s London Stadium bubble has well and truly burst after the scenes last weekend where pitch invasions and a toxic atmosphere from an increasingly disaffected supporter base is turning the Premier League’s newest venue into its ugliest. Even so, the stadium was still packed to its 57,000 capacity.

The Hammers topped Round 30 with just 96 seats unfilled. They were closely followed by Newcastle United with 159 unfilled seats for their relegation win over fast sinking Southampton.

Eight teams reported attendance capacities over 96% with Bournemouth, the club with the smallest ground in the league with a capacity of just 11,360, reporting a capacity attendance 0f 93.56%.

West Brom were bottom of the table – as they are of the league proper – dipping below 90%, reflecting their perilous state and fan disappointment in the west Midlands. Across the league only 10,166 seats were unfilled. Of those 3,292 were at West Brom.

This weekend there will be just four Premier League fixtures as seven clubs feature in the quarter finals of the FA Cup. The league then takes a break for international fixtures before resuming with a full fixtures list on March 31.

The Insideworldfootball attendance figures are taken from the official stadium capacity figures and the official reported match day attendances. No allowances are made for seat kills due to safety or media requirements, or local authority restrictions.

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