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  • Roughriders Roll: CFL Franchise Seeing 18.4% Attendance Jump

    The CFL is averaging 28,911 fans per game at the midpoint of '07 regular season, up 3.6% from the same period a year ago.  The Roughriders, with the CFL's best record, are seeing the biggest increase in attendance, up 18.4% to 27,457 fans per game.  The Eskimos continue to lead the league in average attendance, while the Lions are tops in total attendance.  The Alouettes may continue to rank at the bottom in attendance, but have sold out 75 straight home games at Percival Molson Stadium.  The following presents CFL regular-season attendance through September 3, with comparisons to the same point in '06 (THE DAILY).

    CFL REGULAR-SEASON ATTENDANCE UPDATE
    (Through Week Ten)
    TEAM
    GMS
    TOTAL
    AVG.
    % CAP.
    '06 AVG.
    % +/-
    '06 GMS
    Edmonton Eskimos
    4
    148,136
    37,034
    62.2%
    37,029
    0.0%
    5
    British Columbia Lions
    5
    157,526
    31,505
    53.2%
    29,493
    6.8%
    5
    Calgary Stampeders
    5
    152,345
    30,469
    85.5%
    29,854
    2.1%
    5
    Toronto Argonauts
    4
    123,792
    30,948
    69.2%
    28,284
    9.4%
    4
    Winnipeg Blue Bombers
    4
    118,132
    29,533
    100.1%
    25,946
    13.8%
    5
    Saskatchewan Roughriders
    5
    137,283
    27,457
    95.3%
    23,184
    18.4%
    5
    Hamilton Tiger Cats
    4
    102,585
    25,646
    86.6%
    27,723
    -7.5%
    4
    Montreal Alouettes
    5
    101,010
    20,202
    100.0%
    20,202
    0.0%
    4
    TOTALS
    36
    1,040,809
    28,911
    81.5%
    27,902
    3.6%
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