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Premier League attendance caps 15 million for first time

A record number of fans attended matches over the course of the 2021-22 Premier League season, with the cumulative figure surpassing 15 million for the first time.

A total of 15,195,647 fans attended the 380 matches, Premier League research has shown. The matches saw an average crowd of 39,989, with the average stadium utilisation rate standing at 97.7%.

The total attendance figure represents a 4% increase on 2018-19, the last season not affected by stadium closures because of the pandemic. In 2018-19, a total of 14,623,992 fans attended matches and the stadium utilisation percentage was 95.1.

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