Sunderland Have More Empty Seats Than Every Other Premier League Club
Despite missing out on the north east top dogs award (which never gets mentioned unless the mackems fluke their way above Newcastle), Sunderland have found themselves once again the Premier League champions when it comes to empty seats.
Sunderland fans failed to fill 168,777 seats over the course of their 19 Premier League matches of the 2013/14 season, giving them a figure of 81.9% of seats filled.
Ironically, none of the three relegated clubs were in that bottom three in terms of percentage of seats sold.
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As well as the mackems being rock bottom (top?), our friends at Villa were next worst, then Palace next.
In Newcastle’s case they had an occupancy rate of 96.2% which is a tribute to the number of season ticket holders and those buying single tickets, particularly in that second half of the season. Based on the 52,404 capacity used, it would mean Newcastle had 38,171 seats empty in the 2013/14 Premier League season.
What happens next season will be interesting to see.
2013/14 Percentage Of Seats Sold In The Premier League
98.4% Manchester City
98.2% Manchester United
97.3% West Ham
96.2% Newcastle United
94.7% West Brom
87.3% Crystal Palace
84.3% Aston Villa
Figures taken from respected website soccerstats.
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