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Record home league attendance

Posted on 22 August 2017  - 11:00

Sunday's attendance figure of 73,587 for the Premier League encounter against Chelsea at Wembley Stadium, connected by EE, set a new record mark for the Club for a home league match.

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The attendance surpassed our previous league high of 70,882 for a First Division match against Manchester United at White Hart Lane on September 22, 1951. It also toppled our Premier League high of 36,274 against Arsenal at White Hart Lane on October 1, 2011.

Our record home attendance remains 85,512 against Bayer Leverkusen in last season's Champions League campaign.

That figure of 85,512 is an English club record. Indeed, both of our Champions League group matches against Monaco (85,011) and Bayer Leverkusen set new record figures, toppling the previous best of 84,569 held by Manchester City for an FA Cup tie against Stoke at Maine Road in 1934.

The 85,512 attendance is also the highest by an English club for a home match in the Champions League.

Meanwhile, our attendance of 80,465 against Gent in February set a new record mark for the UEFA Europa League, toppling the previous best of 75,180 for Manchester United against Liverpool at Old Trafford in March, 2016.