Eddie Howe led Bournemouth to the Premier League by finishing first in the Championship.
The Championship season has finished, with Bournemouth and Watford the two sides confirmed to have earned promotion to the Premier League.
Middlesbrough and Norwich City are going to face off at the national stadium, Wembley, on Monday, in the play-off final, with the winner being promoted to the top flight. Middlesbrough had their names misspelled on the tickets for the final.
However, how do the top sides rank when compared to other teams in the division in terms of attendance? The chart below shows which the best attended grounds in the second tier are.
A chart of The Championship’s average attendances
Surprisingly, Bournemouth, one of the two teams to have gained automatic promotion, actually had the second lowest average attendance this season, at 10,265. They were above only Rotherham United in the overall table.
Brentford, another of the division’s high fliers, who have been rejigging the structure of their club, were third from bottom, with an average attendance of 10,265.
The best attended team in the Championship, on average, were Derby County, who dropped out of the play-offs on the last day of the season in dramatic circumstances.
Leeds United, who finished 15th and recently replaced head coach Neil Redfearn with Uwe Rosler, were fourth in the average attendances table.
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