Total attendance National Football League regular season games 2008-2019

This graph depicts the total attendance at regular season games in the National Football League from 2008 to 2019. 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.

Compared to the other major North American sports leagues, the NFL has by far the highest average attendance than the MLB, the NBA and the NHL. This trend is due to the greater capacities of NFL stadiums. Games of the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League are attended by about 17,000 people on average. Average attendance at MLB games was at about 29,000.

National Football League total attendance at regular season games 2008 to 2019

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Release date

January 2020


United States

Survey time period

2008 to 2019

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