Blackpool’s last match vs Yeovil saw only 2,885 attend, it’s the lowest attendance for a home match in some time. We all know that numbers have dwindled following all that has happened at the club and the #NAPM stance many, including myself, are following.
I decided to look into the past 8 season of attendances at Bloomfield Road.
- Highest average of 15,780 in 2010-11 in the Premier League season
- Average this season is 3,461
- 104% reduction in average from last season
- Attendances went up in our second and then third season back in the Championship
Click below to see in more detail
Below looks at the averages per season, green is a promotion, black no change and red a season with a relegation. It’s amazing to see how attendances remained so high even after the relegation from the Premier League – what a platform to build from.
Capacity wise this season is just about 20%.
As mentioned the Yeovil game attendance was 2,885, the highest in the past 8 seasons was 16,116 Vs Manchester City
- All the data comes from Wikipedia season pages https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010%E2%80%9311_Blackpool_F.C._season
- I’ve not included the abandoned game against Huddersfield in the 2014-15 season
- There are no exact records around capacity in the 2009-2010 season. The last figure was 9,650 and then the South stand was opened for the Crystal Palace match on 20-05-10 – where the capacity I think increased to 12,025 – however the attendance vs Bristol on the last league game was 12,296
It will be interesting to see these numbers at the end of the season.