West Ham United reveal record attendances in 2012-13

West Ham United announce that average attendances at Upton Park this season were the highest in the club’s history

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West Ham United have announced that average attendances at Upton Park this season were the highest in the club’s history.

A total of 659,677 supporters attended the Hammers’ 19 Premier League matches at an average of 34,720 per match in their first campaign back in the top flight.

The average eclipses the previous record-high tally of 34,719 set in the 2006-07 season, when a total of 659,663 fans attended the club’s 19 home league fixtures.

“I would like to thank our fans for their fantastic support this season,” said Hammers joint-chairmen David Sullivan.

“I know from speaking to Sam Allardyce and the players that they have all felt the benefit of playing in front of such a positive atmosphere at the Boleyn Ground this year and we must continue that into next season.

“It is great to see that so many of our most loyal fans already share our excitement for the new season as thousands of Season Ticket holders have already renewed.”

Fellow joint chairman David Gold added: “A successful season stems from the relationship between the chairmen, the vice-chairman and the manager and the manager and his players.

“They are the principals of any football club, but what cements it all together is the fans’ passion. You can have all of those elements in a fragmented way, but without the fans it simply doesn’t work, so your support at home and away has made a huge difference.”

The West Ham faithful enjoyed seeing their team score 34 goals – the highest total of any side outside the top four – and saw 56 goals fly into the net in total.

West Ham’s eight highest average home league attendances have been recorded during the Premier League era.

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