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EPL attracts nearly 1 million tourists

October 23, 2012
By ESPN.com news services
LONDON -- The Office for National Statistics says nearly 1 million tourists attended a Premier League football match last year, helping to boost the British economy by spending $1.12 billion.

The 900,000 visitors also spent an average of $1,256. That represents an increase from 2010, when 750,000 foreign fans watched a game and spent $1,268.

The most popular teams to visit were Manchester United and Liverpool. London clubs Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham were the next most popular.
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