Re: Olympique Lyonnais vs Real Madrid | UEFA CL 1st KO - Post-match Discussion [R] Stats seem to suggest that in general, attendances are rising at the top of the game, but that could be due to stadium expansion etc. ESPN is great for statistics, and the premiership data can be seen here: http://soccernet.espn.go.com/stats/attendance/_/league/eng.1/barclays-premier-league?cc=5739 You can skip between different years and leagues etc from that link. However, the data is limited for the following reasons: 1. There is very little data about what is going on in the lower leagues and grassroots. What happens at the top clubs and leagues may not necessarily be a reliable indicator of what is happening across the game as a whole. 2. The fact that attendances at a stadium have gone up is no indication that people are happy with the current state of football. You can see at Manchester, for instance, that half of them only turn up to protest against the Glazers Stadiums only form a small part of the fanbase, and it's possible to pack a stadium whilst losing fans.