Premier League crowds hit season high before clubs break for international window

November 15 – The London Stadium yet again passed the 99% capacity mark as West Ham United were victorious over Nottingham Forest in a five-goal thriller on Sunday afternoon.

The Hammers are the % capacity champions of the league so far this season, with the East London club yet to fill the 62,000-seater London stadium below 99.92% of its maximum capacity – a statistic that most teams in the division are still yet to reach.

Arsenal and Manchester United nestle up alongside West Ham by joining 99% club, as both the Emirates and Old Trafford welcomed record crowds for the season for respective games versus Burnley and Luton Town.

Attendance scores were excellent across the board for game week 12, scoring the second best total attendance for a Premier League matchday since the start of the season behind game week seven, which saw the majority of top teams (and large stadiums) host.

What makes last weekend particularly outstanding is that it recorded the highest % capacity of the league season thus far, excluding the opening day of the season which is expected to be untouchable throughout the body of the season.

The title for worst % capacity of the week was shared between Aston Villa and Chelsea in a rare dead heat, as both teams recorded identical categorical percentages: just shy of the 98% margin. Both sets of fans are unlucky to be in the bottom spot in a very strong week for Premier League supporters, averaging 98.657% capacity across the 10 grounds, up almost 2% from the match week prior.

Manchester United predictably secured the highest overall attendance thanks to its 74,310-seater stadium, as the Red Devils returned to winning ways against Luton after a crisis in midweek away against Copenhagen in the UEFA Champions League.

31,584 fans witnessed Wolves’ late comeback over a makeshift spurs side battling injury and suspension issues, which saw the Lilywhites slip down to fourth in the table thanks to resounding victories from Liverpool and Arsenal.

Premier League action returns after the international break with a blockbuster clash between Liverpool and Manchester City as the Cityzens host the second-placed reds on November 25.

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