For the first time, Aston Villa have topped 40,000.
I should add an average home attendance column here, so that it can be seen more clearly how the average home attendance fluctuates with league performance.
Hull City’s highest average attendance during this period is more than 5 times their lowest average attendance.
Unlike elsewhere on this blog, I treat both Milton Keynes Dons and AFC Wimbledon as a continuation of Wimbledon.
Home attendances generally go up when a club is promoted to a higher tier.
The fact that, despite both AFC Wimbledon and FC United of Manchester enjoying success and several promotions since they were each formed, the average home attendances of both clubs have generally declined, runs counter to this.
Some of the initial publicity or novelty wears off, more so for FCUM than AFC Wimbledon.
Continuing from here, in non-league football, recently re-constituted clubs have by far the highest average home attendances in their division.
- AFC Telford, re-constituted in 2004, in Conference North, average home attendance of 2,200
- Scarborough Athletic, re-constituted in 2007, Northern Counties East Division One, 485
- Farnborough, re-constituted in 2007, Southern League Division One South & West, 595
I suppose the publicity surrounding the demise of the former club brings out a number of people in the community in support of the new club.