Old Trafford Had More Empty Seats Than The Etihad For Their Opening Home Premier League Fixture
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Old Trafford Had More Empty Seats Than The Etihad For Their Opening Home Premier League Fixture

Old Trafford had more empty seats for Manchester United vs. Chelsea than the Etihad for Manchester City vs. Tottenham.

Data has been collected to determine how full every Premier League club’s stadium was in their opening home league fixture.

Each top flight team have hosted a game this season and the results show that the Emirates was 99.9% full for Arsenal vs. Burnley last weekend.

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The numbers have been crunched through comparing attendances with the capacities of the grounds. That being said, here’s the full breakdown below:

20. Burnley

Attendance (vs. Southampton) – 19,784

Capacity – 21,944

Turf Moor was 90.2% full

19. Newcastle United

Attendance (vs. Arsenal) – 47,635

Capacity – 52,354

St James Park was 91% full

18. Sheffield United

Attendance (vs. Crystal Palace) – 30,197

Capacity – 32,702

Bramall Lane was 92.3% full

17. Bournemouth

Attendance (vs. Sheffield United) – 10,714

Capacity – 11,364

The Vitality Stadium was 94.3% full

16. Aston Villa

Attendance (vs. Bournemouth) – 40,996

Capacity – 42,785

Villa Park was 95.8% full

15. Crystal Palace

Attendance (vs. Everton) – 25,151

Capacity – 26,047

Selhurst Park was 96.6% full

14. Tottenham

Attendance (vs. Aston Villa) – 60,407

Capacity – 62,214

The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was 97.1% full

13. Chelsea

Attendance (vs. Leicester City) – 40,629

Capacity – 41,631

Stamford Bridge was 97.6% full

12. Wolves

Attendance (vs. Manchester United) – 31,314

Capacity – 32,050

Molineux was 97.7% full

11. Southampton

Attendance (vs. Burnley) – 31,712

Capacity – 32,384

St Mary’s was 97.9% full

10. Manchester United

Attendance (vs. Chelsea) – 73,620

Capacity – 74,879

Old Trafford was 98.3% full

9. Liverpool

Attendance (vs. Norwich) – 53,333

Capacity – 54,074

Anfield was 98.7% full Manchester City

7. Manchester City

Attendance (vs. Tottenham) – 54,503

Capacity – 55,017

The Etihad Stadium was 99.1% full

7. Leicester City

Attendance (vs. Wolves) – 32,015

Capacity – 32,312

King Power Stadium was 99.1% full

6. Watford

Attendance (vs. Brighton) – 20,245

Capacity – 20,400

Vicarage Road was 99.2% full

4. Norwich

Attendance (vs. Newcastle) – 27,059

Capacity – 27,244

Carrow Road was 99.3% full

4. Brighton

Attendance (vs. West Ham) – 30,459

Capacity – 30,666

The Amex Stadium was 99.3% full

3. Everton

Attendance (vs. Watford) – 39,066

Capacity – 39,221

Goodison Park was 99.6% full

2. West Ham United

Attendance (vs. Manchester City) – 59,870

Capacity – 60,000

The London Stadium was 99.8% full

1. Arsenal

Attendance (vs. Burnley) – 60,214

Capacity – 60,260

The Emirates Stadium was 99.9% full

(H/T talkSPORT)

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