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NFL Sees Small Regular-Season Attendance Decline; Titans, Rams Down Sharply At Home

NFL teams averaged 68,400 fans per game during the regular season, down slightly compared to '14. There were also 12 teams this season that played to at least 100% capacity at their home venues. The Cowboys led all teams with 91,459 fans per game at AT&T Stadium, up 1.5% from last season. The Cardinals led all clubs in gains, up 3.6% at Univ. of Phoenix Stadium. The Bills, Steelers and Buccaneers were the only other clubs to see over a 3% gain. The Titans saw the biggest decline at home, with attendance down just less than 10%. With speculation all season that the team could relocate to the L.A. area next season, the Rams also saw a sharp drop at the gate. Average attendance at Edward Jones Dome was down 8.1% (THE DAILY).

NFL REGULAR-SEASON ATTENDANCE
HOME TEAM
GAMES
TOTAL
AVG.
% CAP.
PREV.
% +/-
Cowboys
8
731,672
91,459
114.3%
90,070
1.5%
Giants
8
632,011
79,001
95.8%
78,967
0.0%
Packers
8
627,308
78,414
96.3%
78,139
0.4%
Jets
8
625,280
78,160
100.0%
78,160
0.0%
Broncos
8
615,381
76,923
101.0%
76,940
0.0%
Redskins
8
609,672
76,209
92.9%
77,964
-2.3%
Chiefs
8
602,228
75,279
97.3%
74,968
0.4%
Panthers
8
592,454
74,057
98.2%
73,608
0.6%
Saints
8
584,305
73,038
99.8%
73,113
-0.1%
Texans
8
574,159
71,770
101.0%
71,767
0.0%
Ravens
8
568,018
71,002
100.0%
71,044
-0.1%
49ers
8
566,392
70,799
101.1%
70,774
0.0%
Falcons
8
562,845
70,356
98.8%
72,131
-2.5%
Bills*
8
559,047
69,881
97.2%
67,523
3.5%
Eagles
8
555,868
69,484
100.5%
69,596
-0.2%
Seahawks
8
552,162
69,020
103.0%
68,412
0.9%
Dolphins^^
8
537,548
67,194
99.7%
70,035
-4.1%
Patriots^
8
534,632
66,829
100.0%
68,756
-2.8%
Chargers
8
534,180
66,773
95.4%
65,432
2.0%
Browns
8
529,488
66,186
98.2%
67,425
-1.8%
Colts
8
528,381
66,048
104.8%
65,376
1.0%
Steelers
8
514,854
64,357
94.1%
62,226
3.4%
Jaguars
8
514,268
64,284
93.1%
65,542
-1.9%
Cardinals
8
513,487
64,186
98.7%
61,979
3.6%
Titans
8
498,435
62,304
90.1%
69,143
-9.9%
Bears
8
496,287
62,036
100.9%
61,681
0.6%
Buccaneers
8
492,480
61,560
93.4%
59,659
3.2%
Bengals
8
491,118
61,390
93.7%
60,704
1.1%
Lions
8
490,782
61,348
95.1%
63,025
-2.7%
Raiders
8
436,910
54,614
97.4%
57,417
-4.9%
Vikings**
8
419,440
52,430
100.8%
52,238
0.4%
Rams
8
419,220
52,403
79.4%
57,018
-8.1%
TOTALS
256
17,510,312
68,400
97.9%
68,776
-0.5%
 

NOTES: Totals include designated Jaguars, Chiefs and Dolphins home games played in London in '15 and designated Jaguars, Falcons and Raiders home games in '14. * = Includes a designated home game played in Detroit in '14 due to unplayable conditions from inclement weather in Buffalo. ** = The Vikings played their home games at the Univ. of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium (52,000 capacity) each of the past two seasons while their new U.S. Bank Stadium is being built. ^ = The Patriots in '15 played at a renovated Gillette Stadium that saw capacity lowered to 66,829 from 68,756 in '14. ^^ = Sun Life Stadium reduced capacity from 76,018 in '14 to 65,326 in '15.