West Ham United’s London Stadium has been 99.8% full in games so far this season (via soccerstats.com).
That is the highest percentage of any club in the Premier League.
The London club narrowly beat out Crystal Palace (99.7%) and Arsenal (99.3%) to top spot.
The encouraging statistic is perhaps a reflection of where West Ham are at at the moment.
There seems to be a far greater sense of optimism now, with Manuel Pellegrini having come in to replace David Moyes in the summer.
The board backed the Chilean and shelled out over £100m worth of new players including Lukasz Fabianski, Fabian Balbuena, Issa Diop, Andriy Yarmolenko, Felipe Anderson, Ryan Fredericks, Jack Wilshere (free), Carlos Sanchez, Lucas Perez and Xande Silva.
West Ham fans must be commended
Despite this exciting summer, West Ham actually began the season poorly – losing their first four games in the league.
The Irons were bottom of the pile, and there were some slight concerns over Pellegrini.
But then came positive results against Everton, Chelsea and Manchester United which yielded seven points, and sandwiched in between those games was an 8-0 thumping of Macclesfield Town in the Carabao Cup.
West Ham fans must be commended for their support.
99.8% is good going considering the rough start.
It is perhaps a sign that things are changing for the better at the football club.
Last season things were very toxic – as was evidenced at the home game with Burnley in particular.
Things seem more harmonious this term, and the tone appears to be reflected in the attendance statistics.
Pellegrini has the backing of the fans, and it’ll be crucial for things to stay that way even in the face of adversity if West Ham are to surge up the league table.