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EFL highest attendances this weekend: Who turned up?

With the race for promotion and battle for survival heating up across all three leagues in the EFL, fans are needed more than ever to help teams get over the line.

But which stadiums had the EFL highest attendances this weekend and which stadiums were the most empty? Let's take a look.

EFL highest attendances this weekend: League by league

Championship – Elland Road

No less than 36,518 supporters saw Leeds suffer a disappointing 1-0 loss to relegation-threatened Blackburn Rovers at Elland Road this weekend, with the four sides involved in the race for automatic promotion all feeling the intense pressure upon them.

Leeds sit in third spot, six points ahead of Southampton, however the Saints have two games in hand over their Yorkshire rivals.

Blackburn brought 1,664 fans over from Lancashire to see their star man Sammie Szmodics bag yet another crucial goal to earn an unlikely win against the promotion chasers.

Blackburn's away following was dwarfed by Stoke's numbers in their relegation clash with Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough, though. The Potters had the highest number of away fans in the division this weekend, with 3,881 making the journey to South Yorkshire.

League One – Pride Park

Derby County fans packed out Pride Park with automatic promotion on the line, as 30,247 supporters saw them win 3-0 versus Leyton Orient.

Meanwhile, Bolton's match with Portsmouth was always going to be the big one in League One this weekend, with both sides chasing automatic promotion. 25,738 fans packed in the Toughsheet Community Stadium, of which 2,665 were Pompey fans.

 

Portsmouth registered the highest away attendance in League One this weekend, and this was the biggest third tier audience Bolton had ever seen at their home ground.

A 1-1 draw meant the champagne is still on ice for Portsmouth, but they can seal their promotion at home to Barnsley on Tuesday night.

League Two – Racecourse Ground

There were jubilant scenes at Wrexham's Racecourse Ground, as the Welshmen saw their side clinch back-to-back promotions to reach League One alongside Stockport County.

Wrexham's attendance was the highest in the division as they beat Forest Green 6-1, with a total of 11,450 fans there to see the celebrations.

 

That figure was only just ahead of MK Dons, as 11,212 saw their automatic promotion hopes all but disappear with a dismal 4-1 defeat to promotion rivals Mansfield.

The Stags boosted that total as they brought 3,653 supporters from Nottinghamshire to Stadium MK.


Chloe Digby

An experienced freelance football writer, editor and podcaster, Chloe has worked for Forbes, the Guardian, the BBC, Mundial Magazine, FourFourTwo Magazine the iPaper, OneFootball, Tortoise Media and many more. Chloe has been a regular at Stockport County since 1995 and also follows Fiorentina. She is an expert on fan culture, having traveled all over England and Italy watching football.

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