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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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