Vital Football

Latest Fleetwood Town City News

Football League Attendances Up In 2016/17

Football League Attendances Up In 2016/17

With the curtain coming down on the three Football League tiers, the EFL have released figures showing that more than 18million fans walked through the turnstiles in the season of 2016/17.

Whilst the Championship was hugely boosted by the arrival of Aston Villa and Newcastle United who accounted for almost a 2million boost between them, there was still a 3% rise for the 67 EFL clubs who remained in the pyramid this season and last.

Overall it meant an 11% increase on the 2015/16 campaign and it registers as the highest cumulative attendances for almost 60 years - 1958/59 saw a figure of 18.8million enter grounds across the county.

The Championship saw more than 11million supporters attend matches across the year with Newcastle averaging an attendance of more than 51,000 and Aston Villa second with more than 32,000.

League One and Two Champions Sheffield United and Portsmouth had the highest average crowds in their respective divisions with Bramall Lane seeing just under 22,000 and Fratton Park close to 17,000.

Chief Executive Shaun Harvey told the efl.com.

'Football attendances clearly benefit from promotion and relegation as those teams carrying larger supporter bases move around divisions. But what is particularly pleasing with this latest set of data is the fact the EFL has seen a 3 per cent growth season-on-season when this factor is removed and you analyse the attendances of the 67 clubs who have been members for the past two seasons. It is clear to see that the EFL continues to be one of the most watched football competitions and our clubs deserve huge credit for continuing to find new and innovative ways of encouraging supporters through their turnstiles.'

Adding.

'We know that supporters continue to be the lifeblood of our game and the long-term future of the football in this country is looking very healthy, with more and more people choosing to follow their local clubs week in, week out. I would like to offer my thanks to everyone that has supported their club by attending a match this season.'

Bloggers


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Friday May 12 2017
Time: 11:00AM

Login to post a comment

Best of International Football News

-

Recent Fleetwood Town Articles

EFL Trophy Quarter Final Draw (11/1/18)

The draw for the quarter finals of this season's EFL Trophy took place earlier this evening.

FA Cup Fourth Round - Full Draw (8/1/17)

The draw for the fourth round of the FA Cup took place earlier this evening.

2017/18 EFL Trophy Draw Next Thursday

The quarter final draw for the 2017/18 EFL Trophy will take place on Thursday evening.

FA Cup Ball Numbers Known (6/1/18)

With FA Cup third round ties taking place this weekend, the ball numbers for the fourth round draw of the competition have now been allocated.

Fleetwood Town Social Media

Fleetwood Town Archived Articles

Vital Fleetwood articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Fleetwood
Write For Vital Fleetwood
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Fleetwood v Sheffield United
Suggested By:
Fleetwood win27%
Sheffield United win58%
Draw15%
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Fleetwood Town Results (view all)

Fleetwood Town Fixtures

Vital Football Comment