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AFL Attendance Jumps 1.5% From '10; Orlando Predators See 13.4% Increase

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The AFL averaged 8,255 fans per game during the ’11 regular season, up 1.5% from 8,135 fans last season. League attendance, however, remains far below levels prior to the canceled ’09 season. AFL teams averaged 12,958 fans per game in ’08 and 12,415 fans in ’07. The Orlando Predators again led all clubs with 12,701 fans per game at Amway Center, up 13.4%. Among the four expansion teams this season, the Philadelphia Soul had the best average (9,802), ranking fourth overall among AFL clubs. Following a move from Shreveport to New Orleans, the VooDoo saw the biggest gain in attendance. The Utah Blaze (+74%) and Dallas Vigilantes (+50%) also saw double-digit percentage gains, while the Tampa Bay Storm (-29%) and Milwaukee Mustangs (-28%) saw the sharpest drops. Listed below is team-by-team regular-season attendance for the AFL, with comparisons to ’10 (THE DAILY).

'11 AFL REGULAR-SEASON ATTENDANCE
HOME TEAM
GMS
TOTAL
AVG.
PREV.
% +/-
GMS ('10)
Orlando Predators
9
114,309
12,701
11,204
13.4%
8
Tampa Bay Storm
9
97,002
10,778
15,237
-29.3%
8
Spokane Shock
9
92,493
10,277
10,313
-0.3%
8
Philadelphia Soul*
9
88,218
9,802
n/a
n/a
n/a
San Jose SaberCats*
9
84,960
9,440
n/a
n/a
n/a
Jacksonville Sharks
9
84,618
9,402
11,123
-15.5%
8
Pittsburgh Power*
9
82,773
9,197
n/a
n/a
n/a
Arizona Rattlers
9
82,629
9,181
10,797
-15.0%
8
Iowa Barnstormers
9
79,803
8,867
9,438
-6.1%
8
Utah Blaze
9
78,363
8,707
5,018
73.5%
8
Chicago Rush
9
77,931
8,659
8,222
5.3%
8
Dallas Vigilantes
9
76,671
8,519
5,686
49.8%
8
New Orleans VooDoo**
9
73,377
8,153
3,967
105.5%
8
Cleveland Gladiators
9
58,572
6,508
8,828
-26.3%
8
Tulsa Talons
9
48,816
5,424
6,581
-17.6%
8
Georgia Force^
9
41,922
4,658
4,696
-0.8%
8
K.C. Command*
9
39,186
4,354
n/a
n/a
n/a
Milwaukee Mustangs
9
35,586
3,954
5,483
-27.9%
8
AFL TOTALS
162
1,337,229
8,255
8,135
1.5%
120
 
 

NOTES: Attendance for '10 includes Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz franchise, which folded following last season. * = Expansion team for '11 season. ** = Team moved from Shreveport following last season. ^ = Team moved from Huntsville, Ala., following last season.

 

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