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Filed: Friday, 27th January 2012
By: Staff Writer


West Ham United's average home gate is the eleventh largest in the country so far this season, according to latest figures.

Despite playing in the nation's second flight this term having been relegated last year, Sam Allardyce's side have managed to pack more supporters into the Boleyn Ground on a weekly basis - some 30,029 - than half of the clubs in the Premier League.

Additionally, the Hammers have the highest average attendance in the nPower Championship - some 4,000 more than their nearest rivals Derby County - and the highest average fill rate (84.2%); the 14th highest in the country.

All figures include the latest round of fixtures (to 25th January):

Overall - top twenty average gates
(Premier League unless otherwise stated)

1. Manchester Utd 75,451
2. Arsenal 59,972
3. Newcastle Utd 48,957
4. Manchester City 47,050
5. Liverpool 44,842
6. Chelsea 41,638
7. Sunderland 38,655
8. Tottenham 36,088
9. Aston Villa 34,396
10. Everton 33,321
11. West Ham Utd (Ch) 30,029
12. Stoke City 27,189
13. Norwich 26,441
14. Derby County (Ch) 25,989
15. Southampton (Ch) 25,734
16. Fulham 25,349
17. West Bromwich Albion 24,583
18. Leeds Utd (Ch) 23,665
19. Leicester City (Ch) 23,513
20. Bolton Wanderers 23,464

Championship - top five average gates

1. West Ham Utd 30,029
2. Derby County 25,989
3. Southampton 25,734
4. Leeds Utd 23,665
5. Leicester City 23,513

Championship - top five fill rate

1. West Ham Utd 84.2%
2. Brighton & Hove Albion 83.7%
3. Cardiff City 82.9%
4. Southampton 78.9%
5. Blackpool 77.5%

Premier League - top five average gates

1. Manchester Utd 75,451
2. Arsenal 59,972
3. Newcastle Utd 48,957
4. Manchester City 47,050
5. Liverpool 44,842

Premier League - top five fill rate

1. Norwich City 100%
2. Manchester Utd 99.5%
3. Tottenham 99.3%
4. Arsenal 99.2%
5. Chelsea 99.0%

* Statistics sourced from football365.com



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