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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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