Crystal Palace ranked alongside Tottenham Hotspur for best matchday experience across 92 clubs

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According to a poll involving all top-flight and Football League clubs, Crystal Palace has been ranked as having the best matchday experience in the country.

The poll was conducted by football site Copa90, with reporter Eugene Noble heading to all 92 grounds during the 2021/22 campaign to get a taste of the atmosphere and overall experience for supporters. Each club was rated out of five in four different sections – the stadium’s soul, home support, matchday menu and eccentricity.

Palace received full marks for their stadium soul, home support and eccentricity, losing their only point on their matchday menu for which they scored four out of five. This was enough to score them 19/20, placing them joint top of the leaderboard alongside London rivals Tottenham Hotspur. The next London club from the Premier League was Arsenal in 13th, followed by Chelsea (16th), Fulham (17th), Brentford (55th) and West Ham (85th).

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With Palace and Spurs both tied at the top of the leaderboard, Copa90 rated both clubs for a second time to find a winner with the Eagles coming out on top. They were ranked in new categories, with Palace taking full marks for proximity to local transport and atmosphere while scoring four out of five for pre-match rituals and three for ticket prices.

You can view the full list below:

92. MK Dons – 6/20

91. Walsall – 7/20

90. Colchester United – 7/20

89. Wycombe Wanderers – 8/20

88. Southampton – 8/20

87. Leicester City – 8/20

86. Crawley Town – 8/20

85. West Ham United – 9/20

84. Reading – 9/20

83. Cardiff City – 9/20

82. Derby County – 9/20

81. Coventry City – 9/20

80. Cheltenham Town – 9/20

79. Brighton & Hove Albion – 9/20

78. Stevenage – 10/20

77. Salford City – 10/20

76. Rotherham United – 10/20

75. Sutton United – 11/20

74. Peterborough United – 11/20

73. Hull City – 11/20

72. Forest Green Rovers – 11/20

71. Burton Albion – 11/20

70. Wigan Athletic – 12/20

69. Rochdale – 12/20

68. Queens Park Rangers – 12/20

67. Oxford United – 12/20

66. Newport County – 12/20

65. Harrogate Town – 12/20

64. Bristol Rovers – 12/20

63. Tranmere Rovers – 13/20

62. Scunthorpe United – 13/20

61. Millwall – 13/20

60. Manchester City – 13/20

59. Lincoln City – 13/20

58. Gillingham – 13/20

57. Doncaster Rovers – 13/20

56. Crewe Alexandra – 13/20

55. Brentford – 13/20

54. Bournemouth – 13/20

53. Birmingham City – 13/20

52. Barrow – 13/20

51. Swindon Town – 14/20

50. Shrewsbury Town – 14/20

49. Norwich City – 14/20

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48. Middlesbrough – 14/20

47. Ipswich Town – 14/20

46. ​​Charlton Athletic – 14/20

45. Bolton Wanderers – 14/20

44. Blackpool – 14/20

43. AFC Wimbledon – 14/20

42. Accrington Stanley – 14/20

41. Bradford City – 11/15

40. Wolverhampton Wanderers – 15/20

39. Sunderland – 15/20

38. Stoke City – 15/20

37. Oldham Athletic – 15/20

36. Northampton – 15/20

35. Hartlepool Town – 15/20

34. Fleetwood Town – 15/20

33. Everton – 15/20

32. Cambridge United – 15/20

31. Blackburn Rovers – 15/20

30. Barnsley – 15/20

29. West Bromwich Albion – 16/20

28. Watford – 16/20

27. Swansea City – 16/20

26. Sheffield United – 16/20

25. Preston North End – 16/20

24. Port Vale – 16/20

23. Plymouth Argyle – 16/20

22. Morecambe – 16/20

21. Mansfield Town – 16/20

20. Luton Town – 16/20

19. Leeds United – 16/20

18. Huddersfield Town – 16/20

17. Fulham – 16/20

16. Chelsea – 16/20

15. Carlisle United – 16/20

14. Bristol City – 16/20

13. Arsenal – 16/20

12. Portsmouth – 17/20

11. Nottingham Forest – 17/20

10. Manchester United – 17/20

9. Liverpool – 17/20

8. Leyton Orient – 17/20

7. Sheffield Wednesday – 13/15

6. Newcastle United – 18/20

5. Exeter City – 18/20

4. Burnley – 18/20

3. Aston Villa – 18/20

= 1. Tottenham Hotspur – 19/20

= 1. Crystal Palace – 19/20 (updated to sole winners following second round of voting)

* Sheffield Wednesday and Bradford City were not given scores for stadium soul out of respect for the victims of the Hillsborough disaster and the Bradford City stadium fire

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