Southend United Attendance figures

Southend’s £10m debt has been largely attributed to relegation from League One. Below are the aggregate and average attendances at home in the Football League. The most recent relegation has typically seen 2,000 less people through the Roots Hall turnstiles every game.

ATTENDANCES    
SEASON DIVISION  TOTAL AVGE
1920/21* FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3 152,040 7,240
1921/22* FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3 S 137,655 6,555
1922/23* FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3 S 162,015 7,715
1923/24* FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3 S 142,485 6,785
1924/25* FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3 S 163,800 7,800
1925/26 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3 S 155,967 7,427
1926/27 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3 S 149,289 7,109
1927/28 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3 S 128,688 6,128
1928/29 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3 S 125,160 5,960
1929/30 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3 S 143,241 6,821
1930/31 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3 S 121,884 5,804
1931/32 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3 S 167,706 7,986
1932/33 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3 S 127,743 6,083
1933/34 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3 S 123,186 5,866
1934/35 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3 S 141,309 6,729
1935/36 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3 S 152,943 7,283
1936/37 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3 S 169,029 8,049
1937/38 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3 S 152,859 7,279
1938/39 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3 S 124,110 5,910
1946/47 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3 S 203,490 9,690
1947/48 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3 S 212,709 10,129
1948/49 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3 S 220,500 10,500
1949/50 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3 S 253,869 12,089
1950/51 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3 S 238,326 10,362
1951/52 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3 S 206,149 8,963
1952/53 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3 S 200,031 8,697
1953/54 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3 S 169,556 7,372
1954/55 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3 S 179,745 7,815
1955/56 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3 S 230,644 10,028
1956/57 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3 S 202,308 8,796
1957/58 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3  257,370 11,190
1958/59 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3  258,267 11,229
1959/60 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3  228,413 9,931
1960/61 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3  186,461 8,107
1961/62 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3  182,206 7,922
1962/63 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3  229,494 9,978
1963/64 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3  195,109 8,483
1964/65 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3  164,611 7,157
1965/66 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3  173,374 7,538
1966/67 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.4 184,782 8,034
1967/68 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.4 244,237 10,619
1968/69 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.4 242,857 10,559
1969/70 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.4 147,108 6,396
1970/71 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.4 147,407 6,409
1971/72 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.4 240,603 10,461
1972/73 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3  168,567 7,329
1973/74 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3  148,856 6,472
1974/75 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3  161,391 7,017
1975/76 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3 115,253 5,011
1976/77 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.4 126,730 5,510
1977/78 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.4 167,601 7,287
1978/79 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3  152,030 6,610
1979/80 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3  109,434 4,758
1980/81 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.4 140,185 6,095
1981/82 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3  116,909 5,083
1982/83 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3  81,167 3,529
1983/84 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3  72,266 3,142
1984/85 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.4 44,364 1,929
1985/86 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.4 64,055 2,785
1986/87 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.4 84,778 3,686
1987/88 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3  83,283 3,621
1988/89 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3  85,077 3,699
1989/90 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.4 87,597 3,809
1990/91 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3  142,182 6,182
1991/92 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.2 154,759 6,729
1992/93 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.1 124,108 5,396
1993/94 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.1 140,415 6,105
1994/95 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.1 118,358 5,146
1995/96 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.1 135,654 5,898
1996/97 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.1 116,656 5,072
1997/98 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.2 95,404 4,148
1998/99 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3 99,314 4,318
1999/00 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3 95,166 4,138
2000/01 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3 99,039 4,306
2001/02 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3 91,587 3,982
2002/03 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3 92,328 4,014
2003/04 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV.3 104,308 4,535
2004/05 FOOTBALL LEAGUE 2 139,813 6,078
2005/06 FOOTBALL LEAGUE 1 185,227 8,053
2006/07 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 230,512 10,022
2007/08 FOOTBALL LEAGUE 1 187,981 8,173
2008/09 FOOTBALL LEAGUE 1 180,550 7,850
2009/10 FOOTBALL LEAGUE 1 177,611 7,722
2010/11 FOOTBALL LEAGUE 2 121,402 5,278
2011/12 FOOTBALL LEAGUE 2 137,993 6,000
       
  *Estimated attendances only    
   available for these seasons    
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