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  • CFL Attendance Best Since '08; Edmonton Has Now Led League 11 Straight Years

    Canadian Football League teams averaged 28,193 fans per game during the ’12 regular season, marking the league’s best average since ’08. Attendance was up 1.5% compared to last season. The Edmonton Eskimos once again topped all teams at the gate, and have now led the CFL in attendance in each season since '02. After finishing last in attendance in '11, the Toronto Argonauts saw a league-best 18.3% jump at the gate this season. The Montreal Alouettes finished last in attendance, as the club saw a league-worst 6.7% drop at the gate. Below is a trend for CFL regular-season attendance from recent years, as well as team-by-team figures for the '12 season (THE DAILY).

    CFL REGULAR-SEASON ATTENDANCE TREND
    YEAR
    AVERAGE
    YEAR
    AVERAGE
    '12
    28,193
    '06
    28,943
    '11
    27,185
    '05
    28,437
    '10
    27,146
    '04
    27,316
    '09
    28,054
    '03
    25,239
    '08
    28,550
    '02
    24,789
    '07
    29,167
           
    '12 CFL REGULAR SEASON ATTENDANCE
    TEAM
    GMS
    TOTAL
    AVG.
    PREV.
    % +/-
    '11 GMS
    Edmonton Eskimos
    9
    308,866
    34,318
    34,625
    -0.9%
    9
    Saskatchewan Roughriders
    9
    291,158
    32,351
    30,022
    7.8%
    9
    B.C. Lions
    9
    273,204
    30,356
    29,725
    2.1%
    9
    Calgary Stampeders
    9
    257,984
    28,665
    30,601
    -6.3%
    9
    Winnipeg Blue Bombers
    9
    251,830
    27,981
    29,559
    -5.3%
    9
    Hamilton Tiger Cats
    9
    231,515
    25,724
    23,676
    8.6%
    9
    Toronto Argonauts
    9
    213,207
    23,690
    20,018
    18.3%
    9
    Montreal Alouettes
    9
    202,111
    22,457
    24,058
    -6.7%
    9
    TOTALS
    72
    2,029,875
    28,193
    27,785
    1.5%
    72

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