Sports attendance across the UK has unsurprisingly plummeted by 80 per cent in 2020 when compared with last year’s record 75.1 million attendances, according to new analysis.

The vast majority of the 15.5 million attendances this year came between January 1 and March 15, before government restrictions were first introduced due to Covid-19. The two and a half month period saw the Premier League attract attendances of 3.9 million across 89 fixtures, while 252,000 fans attended the four-day horse racing Cheltenham Festival.

The Two Circles study suggests that with up to 4,000 fans currently able to attend events in ‘low-risk’ areas, December will see a cumulative UK sports attendance of approximately 184,000.

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