Premium statistics

Industry-specific and extensively researched technical data (partially from exclusive partnerships).

A paid subscription is required for full access.

Total attendance National Football League regular season games 2008-2018

National Football League total attendance at regular season games 2008 to 2018 (in millions)

by Christina Gough, last edited Jan 3, 2019
Total attendance National Football League regular season games 2008-2018 This graph depicts the total attendance at regular season games in the National Football League from 2008 to 2018. In 2018, the regular season games of all NFL teams were attended by a total of 17.1 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 17 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 68,000 in the 2014 season.

In 2012, the Dallas Cowboys drew the most spectators to their home games with a total attendance of more than 700 thousand. The Cowboys also had the highest average attendance that season with around 88,500 people attending each home game. The Oakland Raiders drew the fewest fans with an average attendance of 54,200 per game during the regular season. The average price for a ticket to an NFL game was at 78.38 U.S. dollars in 2012. On average tickets to New York Jets games were the most expensive (117.94 U.S. dollars) while tickets for Cleveland Browns games were the least expensive with an average price of 54.20 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 30,800.
Show more

National Football League total attendance at regular season games 2008 to 2018 (in millions)

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account!

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$49 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.
Leading companies trust Statista:
Related Studies: Available to Download in PDF or PPTX Format
National Football League
National Football League

All Information
in one Presentation

National Football League

Everything On "National Football League" in One Document: Edited and Divided into Handy Chapters. Including Detailed References.

Statista has been my savior on several occasions. The site is easy to maneuver and the data is in a format that can go right into a report or presentation.
Marlene Greenfield

Marlene Greenfield
Vice President, Hearst Magazines

Statistics on "National Football League"
  • Franchise value & revenue
  • Media coverage & fan interest
  • Attendance & stadiums
The most important statistics
  • Playoffs & Super Bowl
  • Player salaries & records
Discover Statista
Need help with using Statista for your research? Tutorials and first steps
Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.
Do you have any questions about our business solutions?

We provide you with detailed information about our Corporate Account.