Premier League 2020-21
What are British fans expecting?

41%

of fans think the shorter preparation time this season will affect their club’s performance

59%

of fans believe it is fair to honor match fixtures even if squads suffer COVID-19 outbreak

41%

of fans would be interested in watching the games at the stadium if allowed

The Premier League 2020-21 will kick off this month in what is perhaps the fastest turnaround time in the history of the sport. This report delves into the expectations of football fans in the UK as live sports make a comeback amid pandemic-related delays and the pandemic itself. League officials can leverage this data in their decision making.

The stage is all set for the ball to roll. The 2020-21 Premier League is almost here, starting off with a month’s delay and with fan attendance still in question. With league officials under pressure to end the season on time, fans could be in store for some unexpected twists and turns, especially with fixtures remaining in place, even in the event of an outbreak within the camps. Piplsay polled 9500 British football fans across the country to understand their euphoria and excitement surrounding the world of football. Here’s a summary of what we found:

Other Insights

  • 74% of men and 62% of women are excited about the upcoming season of the Premier league
  • 65% of Millennials and 62% of Gen Xers think it is fair to stick to match fixtures even if teams suffer from an outbreak
  • 57% of Millennials would be interested in going to the stadiums as compared to 43% of Gen Zers
  • 63% of men think the shorter preparation time will affect their club’s performance as compared to just 37% of women

Survey Methodology: This Piplsay survey (powered by Market Cube) was conducted nationwide in the UK from September 7-8, 2020. We received 9500 online responses from individuals aged 18 years and older.

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