OVER 1.5 MILLION AWAY FANS ATTENDED MATCHES THIS SEASON
Cardiff City, Wigan Athletic and Notts County have been announced as the divisional winners of the EFL’s 2017/18 Away Fan Experience Campaign.
Over 1.5 million away fans have attended matches across the EFL for the second successive season, with attendances continuing at their highest levels over the course of the last decade as more supporters enjoy trips up and down the country to follow their Club.
Throughout the course of 2017/18 season, the experiences of away fans have again been gathered from visits spanning all 72 EFL Clubs.
Launched in 2016/17, the campaign aims to uncover examples of positive away-day experiences amongst supporters, offering EFL Clubs a unique insight into the quality of experience fans have when visiting their home stadium and Clubs’ efforts to engage away visitors.
Fans report back on a number of touchpoints ranging from information provided and first impressions; to match day welcome, quality of refreshments and the inside the stadium experience.
Across the visits this season, many Clubs received praise for the quality of stewarding provided, and the positive and friendly approach adopted in greeting and looking after fans during the away experience. Based on the feedback gathered from fans, the experiences at the twenty four clubs in each division were assessed and narrowed down to produce one overall winner in each division.
In recognising the awards, Shaun Harvey, EFL Chief Executive, said: “Having both home and away supporters in the stadium is a crucial part of any match day experience, creating atmosphere, vibrancy and colour in stadiums up and down the country week in, week out.
“The EFL is proud to support those football fans who follow their Clubs on the road each season and I would like to congratulate all of the clubs who have been recognised through these Awards for their commitment to welcoming supporters of opposing Clubs in a positive manner."