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New Report Shows Sunderland Have The Most Empty Seats In Premier League

8 years ago

A report by BDRC Continental has found that Sunderland are the league leaders when it comes to empty seats in the Premier League.

The findings show that Sunderland and Villa are way ahead of the other 18 clubs when it comes to lost revenue from missing fans, in terms of lost ticket revenue and what fans could expect to spend on food, drinks and programmes.

Taking into account average crowd attendances before this weekend’s matches, the figures below show on average how many empty seats each club has had on average and what it is estimated to cost that club over the course of a season.

Sunderland         8,829 (£6,542,289)
Aston Villa          8,467 (£6,965,800)
Wigan                 6,479 (£4,197,744)
Everton               3,520 (£3,103,232)
Newcastle           2,730 (£2,282,280)
Southampton       2,193 (£1,987,274)
West Brom          2,923 (£1,838,274)
QPR                   1,297 (£1,367,686)
West Ham           1,046 (£1,142,755)
Man. City            1,095 (£1,081,860)

Aston Villa just pip the mackems in terms of potential money lost because their admission prices are higher. Both clubs losing out on close to £7m each shows how expensive for a club those empty seats are.

Of course you can’t ignore Newcastle United’s appearance on the list but of this top ten they have easily the biggest stadium and are operating at 94.7% of that capacity.

Overall though we have to accept that on this occasion Sunderland are not only ‘Top Dogs’ of the north east but also of the entire Premier League. We salute you!

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