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  • Cowboys Lead NFL At The Gate; Buccaneers Attendance Down 25%

    NFC teams averaged 67,527 fans per game this season, led by a trio of NFC East teams. The Cowboys topped all clubs with 87,047 fans per game, down 3% from their first season at Cowboys Stadium last year. The team packed the venue to 108.8% capacity for the season. The Giants averaged 79,020 fans per game in their first season at New Meadowlands Stadium, flat compared to attendance from last year at Giants Stadium. The Lions were the only NFC club to see a double-digit percentage jump at the gate (+13.9%), while the Buccaneers were the only team to see a double-digit drop (-24.9%). Listed below is regular-season attendance for all NFC teams, with comparisons to last year. See yesterday's issue of THE DAILY for figures from AFC teams (THE DAILY).

    NFC REGULAR-SEASON ATTENDANCE
    HOME TEAM
    GMS
    TOTAL
    AVG.
    % CAP.
    PREV.
    % +/-
    GMS
    ('09)
    Cowboys
    8
    696,377
    87,047
    108.8%
    89,757
    -3.0%
    8
    Redskins
    8
    665,380
    83,173
    90.7%
    84,794
    -1.9%
    8
    Giants
    8
    632,156
    79,020
    95.8%
    78,702
    0.4%
    8
    Panthers
    8
    580,965
    72,621
    98.8%
    73,289
    -0.9%
    8
    49ers*
    8
    572,065
    71,508
    99.9%
    69,732
    2.5%
    8
    Packers
    8
    566,362
    70,795
    97.1%
    70,708
    0.1%
    8
    Saints
    8
    560,304
    70,038
    100.5%
    70,105
    -0.1%
    8
    Eagles
    8
    553,152
    69,144
    102.3%
    69,144
    0.0%
    8
    Falcons
    8
    542,800
    67,850
    95.3%
    68,174
    -0.5%
    8
    Seahawks
    8
    535,942
    66,993
    100.0%
    67,393
    -0.6%
    8
    Cardinals
    8
    502,197
    62,775
    96.6%
    63,143
    -0.6%
    8
    Bears
    8
    497,561
    62,195
    101.1%
    62,250
    -0.1%
    8
    Vikings**
    8
    470,009
    58,751
    94.1%
    63,775
    -7.9%
    8
    Lions
    8
    450,286
    56,286
    87.3%
    49,395
    13.9%
    8
    Rams
    8
    423,383
    52,923
    80.2%
    55,238
    -4.2%
    8
    Buccaneers
    8
    394,513
    49,314
    74.8%
    65,649
    -24.9%
    8
    NFC TOTALS
    128
    8,643,452
    67,527
    95.4%
    68,828
    -1.9%
    128
    NFL TOTALS
    256
    17,141,859
    66,960
    94.7%
    67,509
    -0.8%
    256
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    NOTES: Attendance data based on totals posted immediately following games. Figures do not reflect any subsequent adjustments made by teams or the league. * = Includes designated 49ers home game against the Broncos at Wembley Stadium in London in October. ** = Includes designated Vikings home games against the Giants at Ford Field in Detroit and against the Bears at TCF Bank Stadium on the campus of the Univ. of Minnesota due to the collapse of the Metrodome roof.

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