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NFL Avg. Attendance Drops To Lowest Point Since ’04

NFL teams averaged 66,648 fans at home during the ’19 regular season, the lowest figure since '04. It is the first time since '10 average attendance dropped below 67,000. The Cowboys led all teams at the gate for the 11th straight season, dating back to when AT&T Stadium opened in ’09, but their average of 90,929 was still a 0.8% decrease year-over-year (91,620). Just two teams in the league experienced increases of more than 5.0%: The Bills (6.0%), who are back in the playoffs after missing last season, and the Redskins (7.3%), who despite a 3-13 record had the largest jump of any team in ’19 even as FedExField was only filled to 79.9% capacity.

GLASS HALF EMPTY? In all, 15 teams saw at least some decline in home attendance this season, including, most significantly, the Bengals (-7.0%), Raiders (-7.6%) and Jaguars (-8.7%). Other than the Chargers, who played at the soccer-specific Dignity Health Sports Park, the Bengals had the league’s lowest average for the third straight season, while the Jaguars’ attendance at TIAA Bank Field was its lowest since moving one of its home games to London in ’13. The league hosted four games in London this season as opposed to three in ’18. The Raiders, who are set to move from Oakland to Las Vegas’ new Allegiant Stadium this offseason, averaged 53,539 fans in their last season at RingCentral Coliseum. The Chargers, meanwhile, experienced a 3.1% dip despite having the smallest-capacity facility in the league, while the Rams experienced a 0.5% increase at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum. Both are set to move to the new SoFi Stadium next season. 

NFL REGULAR-SEASON ATTENDANCE TREND
SEASON
AVERAGE
'19
66,648
'18
67,100
'17
67,404
'16
69,487
'15
68,400
'14
68,776
'13
68,401
'12
67,591
'11
67,394
'10
66,960
'09
67,509
'08
68,241
'07
67,755
'06
68,773
'05
67,451
'04
66,328
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NFL Attendance Trend
NFL REGULAR-SEASON ATTENDANCE FOR '19
HOME TEAM
GAMES
TOTAL
AVG.
% CAP.
PREV.
% +/-
Cowboys
8
727,432
90,929
90.9%
91,620
-0.8%
Jets
8
628,184
78,523
100.0%
77,982
0.7%
Packers
8
622,762
77,845
95.6%
77,835
0.0%
Broncos
8
607,497
75,937
99.8%
76,446
-0.7%
Giants
8
597,316
74,665
90.5%
76,941
-3.0%
Chiefs
8
587,723
73,465
96.1%
75,973
-3.3%
Saints
8
584,660
73,083
100.1%
73,051
0.0%
Rams*
8
582,325
72,791
92.1%
72,430
0.5%
Panthers
8
577,765
72,221
95.6%
73,773
-2.1%
Texans
8
574,345
71,793
99.7%
71,805
0.0%
Falcons
8
572,811
71,601
95.5%
72,898
-1.8%
49ers
8
565,210
70,651
100.7%
69,149
2.2%
Ravens
8
565,020
70,628
99.5%
70,431
0.3%
Eagles
8
558,268
69,784
100.0%
69,696
0.1%
Seahawks
8
551,927
68,991
100.4%
69,001
0.0%
Bills
8
550,713
68,839
95.8%
64,962
6.0%
Browns
8
539,912
67,489
100.1%
65,765
2.6%
Vikings
8
534,794
66,849
100.6%
66,811
0.1%
Patriots 
8
527,024
65,878
100.0%
65,878
0.0%
Redskins
8
523,906
65,488
79.9%
61,028
7.3%
Titans
8
520,656
65,082
94.1%
64,520
0.9%
Jaguars*
8
504,686
63,086
90.0%
69,074
-8.7%
Dolphins
8
504,540
63,068
97.4%
65,560
-3.8%
Steelers
8
497,896
62,237
91.0%
63,456
-1.9%
Bears
8
495,332
61,917
100.7%
61,344
0.9%
Lions
8
490,737
61,342
95.1%
62,758
-2.3%
Cardinals
8
490,586
61,323
94.3%
62,014
-1.1%
Colts
8
488,886
61,111
97.0%
59,200
3.2%
Buccaneers**
8
429,124
53,641
82.3%
54,357
-1.3%
Raiders**
8
428,311
53,539
94.2%
57,919
-7.6%
Bengals
8
377,432
47,179
72.0%
50,754
-7.0%
Chargers^
8
254,007
31,751
86.7%
32,768
-3.1%
TOTALS
256
17,061,787
66,648
94.6%
67,100
-0.7%
* Includes one game played at Wembley Stadium in London.
** Includes one game played at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.
^ Includes one game played at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.
NOTE: '18 figures include designated home games in London for the Jaguars, Chargers and Raiders.
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NFL Regular Season Attendance For 2019