To find out the true effects of what watching football does to the body, we commissioned human biology and psychology researchers from the University of Leeds to follow Leeds football fans across three key games in their 2019 promotion race.
- Brentford vs. Leeds United – 22nd April
- Derby vs. Leeds United – 11th May (Playoff leg 1)
- Leeds United vs. Derby – 15th May (Playoff leg 2)
We analysed a total of 25 Leeds United fans of ages ranging from 20 - 62 years old (average age – 22 years old).
Participants for Match 1 were analysed in outside of a stadium environment, whereas participants for Matches 2 & 3 were analysed whilst watching the game live at each stadium.
For the purposes of displaying the data, we grouped fans by the amount of years they’ve been supporting Leeds; less than 10, 20-30 and 40+.