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Lionel Frost, Luc Borrowman, Vinod Mishra and Abdel K. Halabi

We test for a relationship between the distribution of winning percentages (i.e. competitive balance) and average home attendance in the English Football League and Scottish Football League from their foundation to the start of the Second World War. While the English League was more competitively balanced, with success distributed across multiple cities, for most clubs spectator demand was unresponsive to winning percentages and uncertainty of match outcomes. We extend the analysis by considering whether on-field success predicts increases in stadium capacity, which would allow further increases in attendance, revenue and investment in playing talent.