Championship attendances: Where Bristol City rank compared to Sunderland, Watford & more for season so far

Nigel Pearson’s side have back-to-back home games against Swansea City and Sheffield United coming up. Ashton Gate crowds amongst some of the best in the league

The EFL Championship season is fast approaching the winter break for the FIFA World Cup finals which will come just before the halfway point in the campaign.

The division is already on match day 17 of 46 and Bristol City currently find themselves sitting 13th in the table with 21 points having won six, drawn three and lost eight. Their most recent outing saw Nigel Pearson’s side suffer a 2-0 defeat to Reading at the Select Car Leasing Stadium with Mamadou Loum and Andy Carroll getting the goals. It means the Robins have now lost four of their last five matches with the only win coming last Tuesday when they beat West Brom.

Supporters will be hoping they can boost the chances of their team with back-to-back home games up next, first against Swansea City on October 29 and then against Sheffield United on November 1. Ashton Gate crowds have consistently been amongst the higher numbers in the division this season and a bumper crowd could go a long way towards a positive result. Robins’ fans have managed to fill their 27,000 capacity stadium to an average of just under three quarters full so far this season.

Here is the club’s average attendance for the season so far and how it compared to the other 23 EFL Championship clubs:

  1. Sunderland, Stadium of Light - Avg. attendance = 37.905
  2. Sheffield United, Bramall Lane - Avg. attendance = 28.331
  3. Norwich City, Carrow Road - Avg. attendance = 27.331
  4. Middlesbrough, Riverside Stadium - Avg. attendance =24.669
  5. West Bromwich Albion, The Hawthorns - Avg. attendance =22.271
  6. Stoke City, bet365 Stadium - Avg. attendance =20.536
  7. Bristol City, Ashton Gate - Avg. attendance =19.893
  8. Watford, Vicarage Road - Avg. attendance =19.308
  9. Burnley, Turf Moor - Avg. attendance =19.177
  10. Coventry City, Coventry Building Society Arena - Avg. attendance =19.015
  11. Huddersfield Town, John Smith's Stadium - Avg. attendance =18.729
  12. Cardiff City, Cardiff City Stadium - Avg. attendance =16.929
  13. Hull City, MKM Stadium - Avg. attendance =16.826
  14. Birmingham City, St Andrew's - Avg. attendance =16.497
  15. Preston North End, Deepdale - Avg. attendance =16.470
  16. Swansea City, Stadium - Avg. attendance =16.169
  17. Queens Park Rangers, Loftus Road Stadium - Avg. attendance =14.163
  18. Millwall, The Den - Avg. attendance =13.896
  19. Blackburn Rovers, Ewood Park - Avg. attendance =13.402
  20. Reading, Select Car Leasing Stadium - Avg. attendance =13.152
  21. Wigan Athletic, DW Stadium - Avg. attendance =11.822
  22. Blackpool, Bloomfield Road - Avg. attendance =11.369
  23. Rotherham United, New York Stadium - Avg. attendance =10.229
  24. Luton Town, Kenilworth Road - Avg. attendance =9.737