NFL average attendance - additional information
A total of 17.1 million fans attended NFL games during the 2018 regular season and each team welcomed an average total of more than 543 thousand spectators to their home games across the season. This meant that the league average attendance per regular season game stood at 67,042 for the 2018 season.
The Dallas Cowboys were the most supported home team of the 2018 season with an average of 91,619 passing through their gates for every home game. The Cowboys have maintained a consistently high attendance of over 85,000 since they moved to their new stadium in 2009. The total regular season home attendance for the Cowboys stood at 741,775 across eight home games in 2018, the highest total attendance for regular season games of the Dallas Cowboys.
The team with the lowest average regular season attendance in 2018 were the Los Angeles Chargers, who attracted an average home crowd of 32,768.
The newest stadium in the NFL is the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, home of the Atlanta Falcons. The stadium opened in 2017 and has a capacity of 71,000. The largest stadium in the NFL in terms of official capacity is the MetLife Stadium, joint home of the New York Giants and the New York Jets, which holds 82,500 fans. Although the AT&T Stadium has a lower official capacity of 80,000 seats, it can be expanded to a capacity of over 105,000 to fit larger crowds. As of 2014, the MetLife Stadium is the most expensive stadium ever built, with an estimated construction cost of 1.6 billion U.S. dollars.