Industry News

Tottenham smash Premier League attendance record at Wembley

The Premier League attendance record smashed through the 80,000-mark for the first time on Sunday as Tottenham Hotspur set a competition record at Wembley.

Tottenham’s 4-1 win against Liverpool was watched by 80,827 supporters at the club’s temporary home ground, breaking a 10-year-old Premier League attendance record of 76,098.

That number was set when Manchester United beat Blackburn Rovers at Old Trafford in March 2007.

The biggest league crowd in English football history was the 83,260 who watched Manchester United play Arsenal at Manchester City’s Maine Road stadium in January 1948.

The record for an English club home match was set by Tottenham last season when they attracted 85,512 for their Uefa Champions League game against Bayer Leverkusen.

Meanwhile, Atlanta United has broken the Major League Soccer attendance record for a single season and game.

Atlanta United reached 819,404 tickets sold across the season, surpassing the MLS’ previous record set by Seattle Sounders of 752,199 in 2015.

In addition, Atlanta also sailed past its own single-game record this Sunday in its match against Toronto. The crowd at the newly opened Mercedes-Benz Stadium reached 71,874, beating its previous record of 70,245-fans, which it set in a game against Orlando City earlier this season.

The previous single game record before this season was the 69,225 set by Los Angeles Galaxy in 1996 at the Rose Bowl.

Outside of the MLS, North American Soccer League club the New York Cosmos set the benchmark of 47,856 in 1978.

Atlanta finished its first season in the MLS in fourth position in the Eastern Conference, the first expansion team to reach the playoffs since the Sounders in 2009.