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NLL Attendance Jumps 2%; Colorado Mammoth Lead For First Time Since '08

National Lacrosse League teams averaged 9,662 fans per game during the ’13 regular season, up 2% from 9,469 fans in ’12. Last season’s mark was the lowest since ’03. The Colorado Mammoth topped all NLL clubs at the gate for the first time since ’08, averaging 15,760 per game. That figure is up just over 3% from last season. The Buffalo Bandits, who had led the league over the past four seasons, saw attendance dip 2%. The Calgary Roughnecks, who saw attendance drop 20% last season, led all teams in gains this season (+23%). The Philadelphia Wings saw the biggest drop (-7%). Also seeing a 5% drop were the Edmonton Rush, who recently brushed off rumors of a move to Saskatoon. Listed below is an NLL average attendance trend, with comparisons to recent seasons, along with team-by-team attendance for the ’13 regular season (THE DAILY).

NLL ATTENDANCE TREND (16-game schedule)
YEAR
TEAMS
AVG.
'13
9
9,662
'12
9
9,469
'11
10
9,819
'10
11
9,559
'09
12
10,018
'08
12
10,475
'07
13
10,293
'06
11
10,703
'05
10
10,237
'04
10
9,885
'03
12
8,757
'02
13
7,731
'13 NLL REGULAR-SEASON ATTENDANCE
TEAM
GMS
TOTAL
AVG.
PREV.
% +/-
'12 GMS
Colorado Mammoth
8
126,080
15,760
15,239
3.4%
8
Buffalo Bandits
8
124,960
15,620
15,918
-1.9%
8
Toronto Rock
8
85,832
10,729
11,173
-4.0%
8
Calgary Roughnecks
8
81,720
10,215
8,313
22.9%
8
Minnesota Swarm
8
69,928
8,741
8,596
1.7%
8
Philadelphia Wings
8
61,176
7,647
8,212
-6.9%
8
Rochester Knighthawks
8
58,824
7,353
6,833
7.6%
8
Edmonton Rush
8
53,704
6,713
7,039
-4.6%
8
Washington Stealth
8
33,472
4,184
3,903
7.2%
8
TOTALS
72
695,696
9,662
9,469
2.0%
72

 

 

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