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Total attendance National Football League regular season games 2008-2020

This graph depicts the total attendance at regular season games in the National Football League from 2008 to 2020. In 2019, the regular season games of all NFL teams were attended by a total of 16.67 million spectators.

Attendance at NFL games

Over the last few years the total attendance at regular season games of the National Football League has consistently been at more than 16 million per season. The NFL is composed of 32 teams and each team plays eight home games during the regular season for a total of 256 games per season. The average attendance at National Football League games was at around 66,000 in the 2019 season.

In 2019, the Dallas Cowboys drew the most spectators to their home games with a total attendance of more than 727 thousand. The Cowboys also had the highest average attendance that season with around 90,900 people attending each home game. The Los Angeles Chargers drew the fewest fans with an average attendance of 25,393 per game during the regular season. The average price for a ticket to an NFL game was at 102.35 U.S. dollars in 2019. On average, tickets to Los Angeles Chargers games were the most expensive (117.94 U.S. dollars), while tickets for Buffalo Bills games were the least expensive with an average price of 71.08 U.S. dollars.

Coronavirus throws 2020 season into chaos

Attendance at NFL regular season games during 2020 plummeted to 2.37 million as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. All preseason games were cancelled, along with the annual Pro Bowl, and games were played either in front of a greatly reduced crowd or in front of no fans at all. Although several games had to be postponed as a result of the crisis, all 256 regular season games were completed according to the original schedule.

National Football League total attendance at regular season games 2008 to 2020

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Release date

January 2021

Region

United States

Survey time period

2008 to 2020

Supplementary notes

*Many games were played behind closed doors as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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