Premier League attendances top 2m mark after six rounds

September 26 – Round 6 of the Premier League season was the second-most attended matchday so far, up 1.5% from last week’s rock-bottom score.

An action-packed week tipped the overall attendance of the season to over 2,000,000 as the Premier League recorded an average of 97.91% maximum stadium capacity across the 59 opening games of the season.

Brighton’s Amex stadium was the closest to its maximum capacity this weekend, as 31,617 fans piled in to watch the Seagull’s 3-1 victory over south coast rivals Bournemouth.

Sheffield United had the lowest % capacity of the matchday with 96.86%, although that figure was decimated by the final whistle as the Blades were put to the sword by a ruthless Newcastle United side who scored eight goals away from home.

Over 60,000 fans witnessed the much-anticipated North London Derby on Sunday afternoon at the Emirates Stadium, which ended 2-2 thanks to a star display from Spurs duo James Maddison and Heung-min Son, who were involved with both equalisers to offset Saka’s penalty and Romero’s first-half own goal blunder.

Premier League action continues this Saturday as attendance champions Brighton face Aston Villa at Villa Park in the early kick off.

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