dmg media (UK)
seems the rising cost of watching live football isn’t deterring fans, which is why the clubs keep increasing their rates. Last season, the Premier League had average ticket sales (if not attendances) of 39,989, which was the highest in English topflight history. This season, crowds are on course for an average of 40,276 tickets sold per match — going above 40,000 for the first time. And that’s in an era when there are more games on TV than ever. Three best attended seasons in English top-flight history: 2022-23 40,276 fans per game* 2021-22 39,989 fans per game 1948-49 38,776 fans per game The top-flight, post-war low was 18,856 average in 1983-84.