Category: Premier League
October 17 – Predictions that Tottenham Hotspur would break the Premier League’s 10-year attendance record in their clash against Bournemouth fell 2,600 fans short with Spurs only filling 81.67% of Wembley Stadium (73,502 was the official attendance figure) for their clash with Burnley.
October 5 – English Premier League clubs have rejected a proposal to end equal distribution of overseas TV money and replace it with handing a greater share to those who finish highest in the table.
October 4 – English Premier League club chiefs are gathering in London today for what is being touted in some quarters as one of the most important meetings since the league’s creation in 1992.
October 4 – The Premier League had another sold out weekend for Round 7 of the season with four clubs reporting over 99% of their stadium capacity full, eight clubs over 95% and all ten home teams over 90%.
September 27 – The Premier League has sold more than 2.2 million tickets in the first six rounds of the season. Just 124,360 seats have gone unfilled, the majority of them due to stadium capacity restrictions.
September 18 – Chelsea returned to the top of the attendance capacity chart after their Sunday lunchtime London derby with Arsenal. Just 185 seats were unfilled at Stamford Bridge.
September 12 – A stunning nine out of 10 Premier League teams reported home stadium capacities of more than 95% at the weekend with West Ham topping the table with just 23 seats unfilled for their Monday night first win of the season against Huddersfield.
September 7 – In a potentially far-reaching move that has been debated for months, English Premier League clubs have voted to close the summer transfer window before the first game of next season.
By Paul Nicholson at Soccerex, Manchester
September 5 – A meeting at the end of this year between the Sports Grounds Safety Authority and the government will be the next stage to deciding whether standing areas will be allowed to return to top flight English football.
August 31 – Premier League fans like what they are seeing, think the league is more exciting than ever, would take their children to games and is no longer the exclusive domain of the working class English male.
August 28 – After three rounds of Premier League fixtures more 1 million tickets have been sold for 30 matches with 71,420 seats unfilled.
August 21 – Tottenham Hotspur’s first Premier League home game at their temporary Wembley home drew a crowd of 73,587, more than double the capacity of White Hart Lane last season.
By Mark Baber
August 15 – At their upcoming meeting on September 7, Premier League clubs look set vote on whether to part company with other European Leagues and have their transfer window close before the start of the 2018-19 season rather than on August 31 – three weeks into the season.
July 5 – If you happen to be in the region of the Crystal Palace stadium in south London over the next few weeks, you may experience a familiar odour.