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Football League attendances top 16m mark

Thu 19th May 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Crowds at matches in the npower Football League have topped the 16 million mark for the seventh consecutive season despite a 6% decrease on the fifty year high recorded twelve months ago.

A total of 16.1 million supporters attended league matches during the 2010/11 season, just over a million fewer than in 2009/10.

Championship matches were watched by more than 9.5 million fans with crowds falling by 3% to an average of 17,389 spectators per match. In League One, crowds dropped by 18% to an average of 7,527.

However in League Two, crowds rose by 8% taking the average attendance up to 4,162 spectators.

Football League chairman Greg Clarke said "Given the difficult economic climate, it is heartening to see League crowds reaching the sixteen million mark once again.

“Our competitions are in good shape and the enduring loyalty shown by fans is a constant encouragement.

“However we have to be realistic about the challenges we face as it is unlikely that the state of the economy will improve in the near future.

“The League and its clubs will continue to focus on getting new fans into grounds and ensuring that the clubs they support are sustainable in the long term."

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