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Premier League Attendances 2023/24: Who has empty stadiums?

All 20 Premier League clubs were in FA Cup action this weekend. Premier League players taking part in AFCON 2023 and the AFC Asian Cup 2023 have also joined their respective squads, during the break for the FA Cup.

The Premier League doesn’t return until Friday January 12, 2024, so now is the perfect time to look at the percentage of stadium capacities filled across the Premier League this season.

Last season, West Ham topped this list with 99.9% of their capacity filled for their 19 home matches, while Bournemouth were bottom with only 91% of their capacity filled across their league campaign.

Let’s see what the statistics tell us about how full Premier League grounds are this season.

West Ham stand at the top list for the percentage of their capacity filled in the Premier League this season.
West Ham have the highest percentage of capacity filled in the Premier League this season / Photo by Icon Sport

Percentage of capacity filled – Premier League attendances 2023/24

  1. London Stadium (West Ham) – 62,500 capacity, 62,466 average = 99.95%
  2. St James’ Park (Newcastle) – 52,338 capacity, 52,134 average = 99.61%
  3. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (Tottenham Hotspur) – 62,062 capacity, 61,580 average = 99.22%
  4. Emirates Stadium (Arsenal) – 60,704 capacity, 60,169 average = 99.19%
  5. Amex Stadium (Brighton & Hove Albion) – 31,800 capacity, 31,523 average = 99.13%
  6. Gtech Community Stadium (Brentford) – 17,250 capacity, 17,057 average = 98.88%
  7. Kenilworth Road (Luton Town) – 11,050 capacity, 10,922 average = 98.84%
  8. Goodison Park (Everton) – 39,571 capacity, 39,086 average = 98.77%
  9. Old Trafford (Manchester United) – 74,879 capacity, 73,514 average = 98.18%
  10. Molineux Stadium (Wolves) – 32,050 capacity, 31,406 average = 97.99%
  11. Turf Moor (Burnley) – 21,994 capacity, 21,499 average = 97.75%
  12. Villa Park (Aston Villa) – 42,682 capacity, 41,525 average = 97.29%
  13. Stamford Bridge (Chelsea) – 40,853 capacity, 39,720 average = 97.23%
  14. Vitality Stadium (Bournemouth) – 11,329 capacity, 11,000 average = 97.1%
  15. Etihad Stadium (Manchester City) – 55,017 capacity, 53,304 average = 96.89%
  16. The City Ground (Nottingham Forest) – 30,445 capacity, 29,289 average = 96.20%
  17. Anfield (Liverpool) – 54,074 capacity, 51,699 average = 95.61%
  18. Selhurst Park (Crystal Palace) – 26,047 capacity, 24,805 average = 95.23%
  19. Craven Cottage (Fulham) – 25,700 capacity, 24,243 average = 94.33%
  20. Bramall Lane (Sheffield United) – 32,702 capacity, 30,638 average = 93.69%

The main talking points

West Ham lead the way again

West Ham’s percentage of 99.95% is the highest of any team in the Premier League. This follows on from last season where their percentage was even higher at 99.9%.

Bournemouth on the rise

Andoni Iraola has overseen a tactical revolution on the seaside, which has seen Bournemouth rise to 12th after a difficult start.

The percentage of capacity filled at the Vitality Stadium has also improved. Last season, the percentage stood at 91%, which saw them at the bottom of this list. However, this season, the percentage of their capacity filled is 97.1%, higher than six other teams.

Misery for the Blades

Sheffield United’s on-field performance has left much to be desired, leaving them bottom of the league after 20 games. The lack of spending and summer sales of Iliman Ndiaye and Sander Berge made their adjustment to the Premier League after promotion last season even harder.

Statistically, they are also bottom of the percentage of capacity filled table as well, with Bramall Lane only 93.69% full for their league games.


Will Murray

Freelance football journalist. Experience writing for When Saturday, Comes, Goalkeeper.com, Elite Scholars and Total Football Analysis. Recently finished an MA in Sport Journalism at the University of Brighton. Long-time season ticket holder at the two-time European Champions Nottingham Forest.

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