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Average per game attendance of major US sports leagues 2019

The statistic depicts the average per game attendance of the five major sports leagues in North America (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and MLS). Figures are for the most recently completed season unless otherwise noted. The average per game attendance at National Football League games was 66,479 during the 2019 season.

Major sports leagues attendance - additional information

The National Football League was the major sports league with the highest average attendance in North America in the 2019 season, with an average of 66,479 people attending each game. The regular season games of all NFL teams were attended by a total of 16.67 million spectators in 2019, an decrease from the 17.1 million who went to the games in 2085. The home games of the Dallas Cowboys were the most attended in 2019, with a total of 727,432 spectators passing through the gates at an average of 90,929 fans per game.

Major League Baseball (MLB) drew the second highest average amount of fans with 28,317 spectators per game and a total of 68.48 million people attending games throughout the regular season. The Los Angeles Dodgers remained the best supported team, welcoming a total of 3.97 million fans in 2019, at an average of 49,065 spectators per game.

Interest in Major League Soccer continues to grow with an average of 21,310 attending the soccer matches in the 2019 season. Attendances in the NHL have also risen steadily in recent years, as seen by the increase in average regular season attendance from 16,523 in 2010/11 to 17,456 in 2018/19. The Chicago Blackhawks attracted the largest average crowds in the 2018/19 NHL season, with an average of 22,734 fans attending each game and around 932,000 total spectators throughout the whole season.

Average per game attendance of the five major sports leagues in North America in 2019

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March 2021


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