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The ’06-07 NLL season saw all 11 teams from the previous season stay in their respective cities, a first since ’02, while also adding franchises in N.Y. and Chicago. The NLL drew 1,070,575 fans for a league-wide average of 10,293, which was down 3.8% from 10,703 last season. The Mammoth led the league in attendance for the second consecutive year, while the Bandits saw the biggest jump, increasing 24.1% from last season. With the NLL playoffs beginning this weekend, the following presents final regular-season attendance for ’06-07 (THE DAILY).'06-07 NLL REGULAR-SEASON ATTENDANCETEAMGAMESTOTALAVG.'05-06 AVG.% +/-'05-06 GAMESColorado Mammoth8134,35916,79416,5431.5%8Toronto Rock8126,81515,85116,538-4.2%8Buffalo Bandits8120,32415,04012,11824.1%8Calgary Roughnecks8101,65912,70711,7777.9%8Philadelphia Wings890,54711,31811,936-5.2%8Edmonton Rush886,52110,81510,3674.3%8Rochester Knighthawks879,6129,9519,988-0.4%8Minnesota Swarm875,2449,4058,37212.3%8New York Titans^861,2627,657---------------Portland LumberJax860,2187,5278,006-6.0%8Arizona Sting848,3986,0496,477-6.6%8Chicago Shamrox^848,2026,025---------------San Jose Stealth837,4144,6765,608-16.6%8LEAGUE TOTALS1041,070,57510,29310,703-3.8%88
NOTE: ^ = Expansion team in ’06-07.