Premier League – A Quiet Start

The Premier League is known for it’s big crowds, full stadiums and lack of tickets. That wasn’t the case in the first season (1992/93). Here’s a few attendances from the first weeks of the new league:

  • Coventry – Middelsbrough (15-8-1992 opening day) , 12,681
  • Southhampton – Tottenham (15-8-1992), 19,654
  • Wimbledon – Ipswich (17-8-1992), 4,964
  • Oldham – Crystal Palace (19-8-1992), 11,062
  • Liverpool – Arsenal (23-8-1992), 34,961
  • Southampton – Manchester Utd (24-8-1992), 15,623

The total attendance for the 1992-93 season was 9,759,809. By 2002-03 this had risen to 13,468,965 and last season the total was 13,058,115 an average of 34,363 pr match. The lowest attendance last season was Watford vs Blackburn 13,760.

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