Tottenham and Chelsea losing more than £150,000 per game due to unsold tickets, new study reveals

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Tottenham and Chelsea are losing more than £150,000 per home game due to unsold tickets, new research has shown.

A study has revealed that the two London rivals lose out on more money than any other Premier League club when it comes to unsold seats each week.

Research around average attendances this season shows that Spurs have 5,000 more empty seats than any other club in the division each week, with over 8,000 of their 62,000 seats not taken. Meanwhile, Chelsea are averaging just over 3,000 unsold seats at Stamford Bridge.

The study, carried out by bookmaker OLBG, takes the price of the cheapest ticket available and calculates losses across the average unsold tickets from there, with Tottenham's 8,284 empty seats costing them approximately £165,680 each time they play a home game at their £1billion stadium.

Chelsea's losses are approximately £154,254. Brentford lose the least of any London club with an average of 455 unsold seats at their 17,250-capacity Brentford Community Stadium. The approximate cost for the Bees for each home game comes in at £13,650.

Crystal Palace (£66,272), Watford (£60,156) and West Ham (£39,950) are all in the top 10.

A number of clubs have noticed a drop in attendances this season as some fans are reluctant to return to full stadiums so soon after the Covid-19 pandemic.

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