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EFL Championship average attendance figures in the 2023/24 season – Who had the most empty seats?

Now that the 2023/24 EFL Championship season has finished, let’s take a look at the average attendance by stadium fill in the second tier. The percentage for all 24 clubs is calculated by dividing a team’s average attendance by their stadium’s overall capacity.

Promoted teams lead the EFL Championship figures again

Leicester City and Ipswich Town were automatically promoted to the Premier League, and they also boasted the two highest average attendances by stadium fill in the division. At Portman Road, 97.2% of Ipswich fans went to their home matches, while 96.8% of Leicester City supporters flocked to the King Power Stadium to see their team go on and win the title.

Southampton won the play-off final against Leeds United on Sunday, May 26, and over the course of the season, they were seventh in terms of average attendance by stadium fill with a percentage of 90.7%. Meanwhile, Plymouth Argyle fans flocked to Home Park in their numbers as the same percentage of supporters attended each home game.

Empty seats at Blackburn

At the other end of the table is Blackburn Rovers, as only 49.7% of Ewood Park was full across their 23 home matches. Their average attendance in the 2023/24 campaign was 15,579, meaning that over 15,000 seats were empty on average across the year. There were also plenty of empty seats at Cardiff and Sheffield Wednesday, with 63.2% and 67.1% of their stadiums full during the season.

You can view the full table of average attendances in the Championship last year on Transfermarkt here.


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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