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EFL highest attendances this weekend – Fans flock to grounds as season intensifies

With the fight for promotion and battle for survival intensifying across the three leagues in the EFL, fans are needed to help push their teams across the line and secure valuable points.

With goals and drama aplenty in the EFL this weekend, let’s take a look at the attendances to see which stagrounds as season intensifiesdiums had the highest attendances.

EFL highest attendances this weekend: League by league

Championship – St Mary’s Stadium

The highest attendance in the Championship this weekend came at St Mary’s Stadium, where Southampton hosted Sunderland. 30,869 people saw Southampton run out 4-2 winners, thanks to goals from Stuart Armstrong, Adam Armstrong, and a brace from Joe Rothwell. Romaine Mundle and Jobe Bellingham scored for the Black Cats, but they slipped to 12th in the table, 11 points off the play-off positions.

At Hillsborough, 30,032 fans attended Sheffield Wednesday’s 2-0 home defeat to Leeds United, while 26,111 spectators saw Norwich demolish Rotherham 5-0.

The lowest attendance in the Championship this weekend came at Blackburn Rovers. John Eustace’s men drew 1-1 to Plymouth, with 14,108 fans in attendance. This figure includes 1,458 loyal Argyle supporters.

League One – Select Car Leasing Stadium

Reading’s Select Car Leasing Stadium drew the biggest crowd for the weekend matches in League One. The Royals lost 2-1 at home to Wycombe in front of a 15,038 crowd. Reading supporters have been extremely vocal in recent months about the ownership of Dai Yonnge, protesting regularly at home games in the hope of new ownership.

Oakwell Stadium saw the second highest attendance in League One as 14,158 fans saw Barnsley succumb to a surprising 5-1 defeat to Lincoln City.

The lowest attendance in League One was at the Pirelli Stadium for Burton’s 3-1 defeat to Peterborough. The total attendance in Burton was 3,641.

League Two – Meadow Lane

Meanwhile, in League Two, the highest attendance came at Meadow Lane, the home of Notts County. They succumbed to a 2-0 defeat to AFC Wimbledon in front of 10,224 fans. County have lost their last four league matches and have dropped to 15th place.

The lowest attendance in League Two came at The EnviroVent Stadium, the home of Harrogate Town A.F.C. Harrogate lost 2-1 to Crawley Town, with 2,124 fans in attendance.


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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