Away attendances are on the rise across the EFL, with the average away following across all 72 EFL clubs increasing for a fourth consecutive year during the 2016/17 season.
The noted increase follows a comprehensive analysis of the submitted gate receipts across all 1,656 matches of an EFL season, and shows that on average over 1,500 supporters travelled to each Sky Bet Championship away game in 2016/17, helping boost the overall EFL average to almost 1,000 an increase of six per cent when compared to 2015/16.
The growing interest in following teams around the country comes with the EFL also seeing overall attendance increases, as highlighted in the latest UEFA European Club Footballing Landscape Report. The Sky Bet Championship moved up a place to become the third best attended division in Europe, with Spain’s La Liga and Italy’s Serie A just some of the high profile leagues posting lower figures.
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