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NFL Attendance Down 2.5% Through Week 12; L.A. Teams Continue To See Declines

NFL attendance is down through the first 12 weeks of the ’17 season. Clubs are averaging 67,994 fans per game, down 2.5% from 69,755 for the same time period last season. The Cowboys lead all teams with just under 93,000 fans per game at AT&T Stadium, while the Jets top all AFC teams with 77,562 fans. The Lions are leading all franchises with an increase of 7.4% per game at Ford Field. Two teams are playing in new venues this season. The Falcons at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium are averaging over 71,000 fans, while the Chargers -- who relocated from San Diego to the much smaller StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. -- are averaging a league-worst 25,309 fans. The Rams are down 25% in their second season playing at L.A. Memorial Coliseum, despite leading the NFC West standings. The Bengals are down 19% for games at Paul Brown Stadium.

NFL ATTENDANCE THROUGH WEEK 12
HOME TEAM
GMS
TOTAL
AVG.
% CAP.
PREV.
% +/-
GMS ('16)
Cowboys
6
557,913
92,986
116.2%
92,389
0.6%
6
Packers
6
468,966
78,161
96.0%
78,389
-0.3%
5
Jets
6
465,372
77,562
100.0%
78,160
-0.8%
5
Giants
5
386,144
77,229
93.6%
78,335
-1.4%
6
Broncos
6
459,400
76,567
100.6%
76,744
-0.2%
6
Redskins
6
457,490
76,248
93.0%
78,379
-2.7%
6
Chiefs
5
378,054
75,611
98.9%
73,336
3.1%
5
Panthers
5
369,304
73,861
100.1%
73,823
0.1%
6
Saints
5
365,736
73,147
100.2%
73,094
0.1%
6
Texans
6
430,553
71,759
99.9%
71,885
-0.2%
6
Falcons*
5
357,489
71,498
100.7%
69,824
2.4%
5
Ravens
5
353,112
70,622
99.5%
71,114
-0.7%
6
49ers
6
420,889
70,148
102.4%
70,178
0.0%
6
Eagles
6
417,576
69,596
100.0%
69,596
0.0%
5
Dolphins
5
344,811
68,962
100.4%
65,365
5.5%
6
Seahawks
5
344,579
68,916
101.3%
69,073
-0.2%
5
Bills
5
343,277
68,655
95.5%
69,439
-1.1%
5
Titans
5
336,858
67,372
97.4%
62,834
7.2%
5
Vikings
6
400,134
66,689
99.7%
66,760
-0.1%
5
Patriots
6
395,268
65,878
100.0%
66,829
-1.4%
5
Jaguars
5
324,088
64,818
94.7%
66,355
-2.3%
5
Browns
6
387,195
64,533
94.1%
66,198
-2.5%
6
Cardinals
5
321,752
64,350
99.0%
64,703
-0.5%
5
Lions
6
384,727
64,121
99.4%
59,712
7.4%
6
Steelers
5
320,421
64,084
93.7%
65,296
-1.9%
5
Colts
6
383,557
63,926
101.5%
65,664
-2.6%
6
Rams
6
373,259
62,210
68.9%
83,688
-25.7%
5
Bears
6
369,039
61,507
100.0%
60,816
1.1%
5
Buccaneers
5
301,488
60,298
91.9%
60,137
0.3%
6
Raiders
6
351,835
58,639
98.5%
58,151
0.8%
6
Bengals
5
270,174
54,035
82.5%
67,115
-19.5%
5
Chargers**
5
126,544
25,309
93.7%
55,820
-54.7%
5
TOTALS
176
11,967,004
67,994
97.2%
69,755
-2.5%
175

NOTES: The NFL Int'l Series totals include designated home games played in London for the Browns, Jaguars, Dolphins and Rams this season and Bengals, Jaguars and Rams last season. Also, a designated Raiders home game played in Mexico City during both seasons. * = The Falcons are playing home games in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium this season. ** = The Chargers relocated from San Diego following the '16 season, and are playing home games at the smaller StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.