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Dolphins Lead NFL With 12% Attendance Gain, Chiefs Also See Big Increase

The Dolphins led all NFL teams during the '13 regular season with a 12% increase in average home attendance. However, the club filled Sun Life Stadium to just 85.5% capacity -- a low mark among AFC clubs. The Chiefs also saw a double-digit percentage gain at Arrowhead Stadium (+10%). Also seeing strong gains among AFC clubs were the Browns and Chargers -- both up 7% at home. The Jets edged out the Broncos for the AFC attendance lead with 76,957 fans per game, but that mark was down nearly 3% from '12. The Raiders and Steelers had the lowest AFC attendance figures in '12, with those clubs also having the sharpest drops in attendance, respectively. Listed below is team-by-team attendance for the AFC. See yesterday's issue for NFC figures (THE DAILY).

AFC REGULAR-SEASON ATTENDANCE
TEAM
GAMES
TOTAL
AVG.
% CAP.
PREV.
% +/-
Jets
8
615,656
76,957
93.3%
79,088
-2.7%
Broncos
8
614,977
76,872
101.0%
76,633
0.3%
Chiefs
8
602,877
75,360
98.6%
68,509
10.0%
Texans
8
573,271
71,659
100.9%
71,665
0.0%
Browns
8
569,939
71,242
97.3%
66,632
6.9%
Ravens
8
569,084
71,136
100.2%
71,279
-0.2%
Titans
8
553,144
69,143
100.0%
69,143
0.0%
Patriots
8
550,048
68,756
100.0%
68,756
0.0%
Colts
8
527,606
65,951
104.7%
65,190
1.2%
Dolphins
8
514,553
64,319
85.5%
57,379
12.1%
Chargers
8
513,641
64,205
91.7%
59,965
7.1%
Bengals
8
506,377
63,297
96.6%
61,188
3.4%
Jaguars
8
503,140
62,893
90.7%
64,984
-3.2%
Bills
8
502,842
62,855
92.0%
61,928
1.5%
Steelers
8
458,489
57,311
88.1%
61,142
-6.3%
Raiders
8
403,556
50,445
94.7%
54,217
-7.0%
AFC TOTALS
128
8,579,200
67,025
95.9%
66,106
1.4%
NFL TOTALS
256
17,510,569
68,401
96.6%
68,756
1.2%
             

NOTES: Attendance data based on totals posted immediately following games. Figures do not reflect any subsequent adjustments made by teams or the league. Totals include one designated Bills home game played in Toronto last season. Totals also include a designated Rams home game played in London in '12, and one game each for the Jaguars and Vikings this season.

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