This isn’t a science. There are certain things which play a part and mean the statistics aren’t 100% fool-proof. Things to consider:

1. Away fans – How many away fans attend obviously has an impact on attendances. This doesn’t effect all clubs in exactly the same way.
2. Ticket prices – The price of tickets can determine how many people can afford to go to all the game. For example, Manchester City have cheaper tickets than Liverpool, Manchester United have cheaper tickets than Chelsea etc. City have recently tried to address this problem by selling Cup tickets for as little as £1 for children and £5 for adults.
3. Boycott – Thousands of Manchester United fans have given up their season tickets and refused to attend games since the Glazer started their ownership in 2005.
4. Capacity – For example, for Old Trafford to have no empty seats, there would have to be 76,212 people in attendance. For there to be no empty seats at White Hart Lane, there would have to be 36,310 people in attendance.
5. Segregation – Every fixture has seats taken up by segregation barriers between the fans. For bigger games or games where there are more away fans, these segregations take up more seats. Seats can also be taken up for increased visibility of advertising boards. Games that may have actually been a sell out will show as under capacity because of this.
6. Other factors – Editor of Manchester City fanzine King Of The Kippax, David Wallace, has explained reasons why City had such low attendances for their recent FA Cup game, when tickets were on sale from £5-£15. “I know the weather would have been a factor with some, because it wasn’t the warmest day. Churchgoers would have found it tricky to get to the ground in time for a 2pm Sunday kick-off as well.” Hmmm.

Click above table to see in full the summary of the statistics below.

Manchester City – Europe

Ahead of the first Europa League game, City were offering tickets to all three group stage games for a total of £50, working out at £17 a game. On the day of the Juventus game, they were selling tickets for £10 (£5 for under-16s). On the day of the Salzburg game, they were selling tickets for £5 (£1 for under-16s). On the day of the Aris Salonika, they were selling tickets for £17 (£5 for kids).

vs Salzburg – 10,274 empty seats. 21% empty.
vs Aris – 11,078 empty seats. 23% empty.
vs Juventus – 12,614 empty seats. 26% empty.
vs Timisoara – 24,282 empty seats. 51% empty.

Average: 30.3% empty

Manchester City – FA Cup

Tickets for the 3rd round game vs Leicester and 4th round game vs Notts County cost £15 for adults and £5 for U-16.

vs Leicester – 20,071 empty seats. 42% empty.
vs Notts County – 20,550 empty seats. 43% empty.

Average: 42.5% empty

Manchester City – Premiership

vs Arsenal – 433 empty seats. 0.9% empty.
vs Blackpool – 530 empty seats. 1% empty.
vs United – 616 empty seats. 1% empty.
vs Chelsea – 623 empty seats. 1% empty.
vs Liverpool – 739 empty seats. 2% empty.
vs Bolton – 966 empty seats. 2% empty.
vs West Brom – 980 empty seats. 2% empty.
vs Villa – 1,110 empty seats. 2% empty.
vs Wolves – 1,154 empty seats. 2% empty.
vs Newcastle – 1,759 empty seats. 4% empty.
vs Everton – 2,798 empty seats. 6% empty.
vs Birmingham – 3,505 empty seats. 7% empty.
vs Blackburn – 3,580 empty seats. 7% empty.

Average: 3% empty

Total average: 12.8% empty

Liverpool – Europe

vs Sparta Prague – 2,413 empty seats. 5% empty.
vs Trabzonspor – 4,421 empty seats. 10% empty.
vs Utrecht – 7,562 empty seats. 17% empty.
vs Napoli – 11,467 empty seats. 25% empty.
vs Steaua Bucharest – 19,757 empty seats. 44% empty.

Average: 20.2% empty

Liverpool – Premiership

vs Everton – 567 empty seats. 2% empty.
vs Arsenal – 640 empty seats. 2% empty.
vs Wigan – 753 empty seats. 2% empty.
vs Cheseal – 1,124 empty seats. 2% empty.
vs Sunderland – 1,736 empty seats. 4% empty.
vs Blackburn – 2,034 empty seats. 4% empty.
vs Blackpool – 2,206 empty seats. 5% empty.
vs West Ham – 2,336 empty seats. 5% empty.
vs Wolves – 3,746 empty seats. 8% empty.
vs West Brom – 4,168 empty seats. 9% empty.
vs Fulham – 4,896 empty seats. 11% empty.
vs Stoke – 5,108 empty seats. 11% empty.
vs Aston Villa – 6,283 empty seats. 14% empty.
vs Bolton – 9,962 empty seats. 22% empty.

Average: 7.2% empty

Total average: 10.6% empty

Tottenham Hotspur – Europe

vs Inter – 0 empty seats. 0% empty.
vs Young Boys – 1,601 empty seats. 4% empty.
vs Werder Bremen – 2,764 empty seats. 8% empty.
vs FC Twente – 3,792 empty seats. 10% empty.

Average: 5.5% empty

Tottenham Hotspur – FA Cup

vs Charlton – 612 empty seats. 2% empty.

Average: 2% empty

Tottenham Hotspur – Premiership 36310

vs Bolton – 113 empty seats. 0.3% empty.
vs Everton – 343 empty seats. 0.9% empty.
vs Liverpool – 348 empty seats. 1% empty.
vs Wolves – 370 empty seats. 1% empty.
vs City – 382 empty seats. 1% empty.
vs Newcastle – 383 empty seats. 1% empty.
vs Villa – 439 empty seats. 1% empty.
vs Sunderland – 476 empty seats. 1% empty.
vs United – 482 empty seats. 1% empty.
vs Chelsea – 523 empty seats. 1% empty.
vs Blackburn – 610 empty seats. 2% empty.
vs Fulham – 707 empty seats. 2% empty.
vs Wigan – 1209 empty seats. 3% empty.

Average: 1.2% empty

Total average: 2.2% empty

Chelsea – Europe

vs Spartak Moscow – 1,365 empty seats. 3% empty.
vs Marseille – 1,166 empty seats. 3% empty.
vs MSK Zilina – 1,575 empty seats. 4% empty.

Average: 3.3% empty

Chelsea – FA Cup

vs Ipswich – 187 empty seats. 0.5% empty.
vs Everton – 728 empty seats. 2% empty.

Average: 1.25% empty

Chelsea – Premiership 41,841

vs Liverpool – 12 empty seats. 0.03% empty.
vs Arsenal – 13 empty seats. 0.03% empty.
vs Blackpool – 80 empty seats. 0.2% empty.
vs Wolves – 89 empty seats. 0.2%
vs Everton – 199 empty seats. 0.5%
vs Fulham – 248 empty seats. 0.6% empty.
vs West Brom – 252 empty seats. 0.6% empty.
vs Aston Villa – 619 empty seats. 2% empty.
vs Sunderland – 769 empty seats. 2% empty.
vs Bolton – 859 empty seats. 2% empty.
vs Stoke – 910 empty seats. 2% empty.
vs Blackburn – 995 empty seats. 2% empty.

Average: 1% empty

Total average: 1.5% empty

Manchester United – Europe

United’s attendances, particularly in the league, will make disappointing reading for those encouraging a boycott

vs Rangers – 1,549 empty seats. 2% empty.
vs Valencia – 1,699 empty seats. 2% empty.
vs Bursaspor – 3,347 empty seats. 4% empty.

Average: 2.6% empty

Manchester United – FA Cup

vs Crawley – 1,434 empty seats. 2% empty.
vs Liverpool – 1,485 empty seats. 2% empty.

Average: 2% empty

Manchester United – Premiership

vs Wolves 672 empty seats. 0.9% empty.
vs West Brom – 685 empty seats. 0.9% empty.
vs Spurs – 734 empty seats. 0.9% empty.
vs Newcastle – 736 empty seats. 0.9% empty.
vs Liverpool – 744 empty seats. 0.9% empty.
vs Birmingham – 886 empty seats. 1% empty.
vs City – 890 empty seats. 1 % empty.
vs West Ham – 896 empty seats. 1% empty.
vs Sunderland – 943 empty seats. 1% empty.
vs Aston Villa – 956 empty seats. 1% empty.
vs Arsenal – 985 empty seats. 1% empty.
vs Blackburn – 1,107 empty seats. 1% empty.
vs Wigan – 1,776 empty seats. 2% empty.
vs Stoke – 2,811 empty seats. 4% empty.

Average: 1.3% empty

Total average: 1.6% empty

Arsenal – Europe

vs Shakhtar Donetsk – 339 empty seats. 0.6% empty.
vs Barcelaon – 428 empty seatson. 0.7% empty.
vs Braga – 1,022 empty seats. 2% empty.
vs Partizan Belgrade – 1,510 empty seats. 3% empty.

Average: 1.6% empty

Arsenal – FA Cup

vs Leeds – 835 empty seats. 1% empty.
vs Huddersfield – 980 empty seats. 2% empty.

Average: 1.5% empty

Arsenal – Premiership 60,355

vs Chelsea – 243 empty seats. 0.4% empty.
vs Spurs – 253 empty seats. 0.4% empty.
vs West Ham – 269 empty seats. 0.4% empty.
vs City – 270 empty seats. 0.5% empty.
vs Birmingham – 285 empty seats. 0.5% empty.
vs Newcastle – 269 empty seats. 0.5% empty.
vs Wolves – 305 empty seats. 0.5% empty.
vs Fulham – 306 empty seats. 0.5% empty.
vs Blackpool – 323 empty seats. 0.5% empty.
vs West Brom – 330 empty seats. 0.5% empty.
vs Everton – 341 empty seats. 0.5% empty.
vs Stoke – 341 empty seats. 0.5% empty.
vs Bolton – 479 empty seats. 0.8% empty.
vs Wigan – 803 empty seats. 1% empty.

Average: 0.5% empty

Total average: 0.9% empty

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