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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%
37
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