April 4 – The return from the international break saw Premier League crowds match the ground capacity levels of the opening day of the season at 97.76% across the league, the joint second highest of the season.
Six clubs recorded crowd levels above 99% of the capacity of the stadium – Crystal Palace exceeding their official capacity at Selhurst Park by 351. Just 7,600 seats were unfilled with 3,395 of them at bottom of the table West Brom.
West Brom were the only club to record less that 90% of their stadium full, with every other club above 94.5%.
Crystal Palace topped the table followed by West Ham, who after the pitch invasions of their last home game managed to keep all their fans in the stands.
Newcastle United were third showing the Geordie faithful are keeping the faith under manager Rafael Benitez. Another home win just about puts them clear of relegation danger.
Manchester United, who today announced they were keeping season ticket and match ticket prices frozen for a seventh consecutive season, were just below Chelsea in sixth place in the table with 693 unfilled seats. The club boasted that their fans have received a price reduction of 17% in real terms over the time they have frozen their ticket prices.
The Insideworldfootball stadium capacity stats are based on the official stadium capacities and the official reported match day attendances. No allowances are made for seat kills dues to safety or mediarequirements.
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