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  • MLL Attendance Down 12.6% From Record-Setting Figure Last Season

    Major League Lacrosse averaged 5,609 fans per game during the '12 regular season, down 12.6% from last season's record-setting figure. The '12 average is still up from two seasons ago. The Boston Cannons led the league in attendance this season, marking the first time a club other than the Denver Outlaws has led MLL at the gate since '06. Despite a first-place finish in the regular season standings, the Outlaws saw attendance drop 31.1% from last season's MLL-record 12,331 fans per game. Listed below is team-by-team attendance for MLL during the '12 season, with comparisons to last season (THE DAILY).

    '12 MLL REGULAR-SEASON ATTENDANCE
    TEAM
    GMS
    TOTAL
    AVG.
    PREV.
    % +/-
    GMS ('11)
    Boston Cannons
    7
    67,534
    9,648
    8,661
    11.4%
    6
    Chesapeake Bayhawks
    7
    66,668
    9,524
    8,161
    16.7%
    6
    Denver Outlaws
    7
    59,471
    8,496
    12,331
    -31.1%
    6
    Charlotte Hounds*
    7
    39,988
    5,713
    n/a
    n/a
    n/a
    Rochester Rattlers
    7
    25,548
    3,650
    4,307
    -15.3%
    6
    Ohio Machine*
    7
    24,876
    3,554
    n/a
    n/a
    n/a
    Long Island Lizards
    7
    17,147
    2,450
    3,827
    -36.0%
    6
    Hamilton Nationals
    7
    12,864
    1,838
    1,214
    51.4%
    6
    MLL TOTALS
    56
    314,096
    5,609
    6,417
    -12.6%
    36
                 

    NOTE: * = Expansion club.

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