Average per game attendance of the five major sports leagues in North America 2015/16

Exclusive Premium statistic

Get a Premium Account for unrestrained access.
Benefits of our Premium membership:

  • Access to all Premium statistics
  • Download as XLS, PNG and PDF
  • Detailed source and background information
Premium Account
$69 per month*
(billed annually)
Loading statistic...
Average attendance
Complete Source Details
About This Statistic

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 Major League Soccer games was 21,692 during the 2016 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 2013-2014 season, with an average of 68,397 people attending each game. The regular season games of all NFL teams were attended by a total of 17.3 million spectators in 2013, an increase from the 17 million who went to the games in 2010. The home games of the Dallas Cowboys were the most attended in the 2013 with a total of 704,345 spectators passing through the gates at an average of 88,043 fans per game.

Major League Baseball (MLB) drew the second highest average amount of fans with 30,437 spectators per game and a total of 73.74 million people attending games throughout the regular season. The Los Angeles Dodgers remained the best supported team for the third year running, welcoming a total of 3.78 million fans in 2014, at an average of 46,695 spectators per game.

Interest in Major League Soccer continues to grow with an average of 18,559 attending the soccer matches in the 2013 season. The amount of people who watch MLS on television has also increased from 140,000 in 2009 to 174,000 in 2013. 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 17,587 in 2013/14. The Chicago Blackhawks attracted the largest average crowds in the 2013/14 NHL season with an average of 22,623 fans attending each game and almost 930,000 total spectators throughout the whole season.

Show more…
Special Functions
Download as ...
Graphic (PNG)
Excel (XLS)
PowerPoint (PPT)
Research Alerts
Download started
Please be patient - this may take a moment

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $828.00 / Year

Statistics on "National Football League"

The most important statistics
The most important statistics
The most important statistics
The most important statistics
The most important statistics
The most important statistics

Related Studies: Available to Download in PDF or PPTX Format

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 for Your Company: The Research and Analysis Tool

  • Product Film
  • Statistics
  • Downloads

Our Premium Statistics - facts for your business

Currently, Statista provides more than 1 million statistics. 93 percent (all Premium content) are exclusively accessible via our professional accounts.

Unlimited access

As a Statista Premium customer, you receive unlimited access to all statistics at all times. Including downloads of data in the most common formats (XLS, PDF & PNG). Create relevant and significant statistics in no time.

You are in good company

Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages

Our Business Solutions: Save Time and Money



per year
Your advantages
  • Full access to all our statistics
  • Download as XLS, PDF & PNG
  • Relevant data: complete source information
All functions of our platform illustrated face-to-face
  • Learn how Statista supports your company
  • Extensive tour across the whole portal
  • Personal guidance by our support team
The knowledge database for your company
  • All functions of the Premium Account
  • Access to dossiers, forecasts and studies
  • Access to our international database
  • Publishing rights and other exclusive functions