List of attendance figures at domestic professional sports leagues

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The table below lists domestic professional sports leagues from around the world by total attendances for the last completed season for which data is available. The following points should be considered:

  • In some cases the figures listed are for main season games only.
  • In some sports (mainly North American centered sports) the main league competition provides each club or franchise with virtually the whole of its attendance and revenue. In others, there are multiple competitions, for example leading English football clubs compete in four competitions each season, but only the league competition is listed below.
  • In some sports, for example cricket and rugby union, international competitions and transnational club competitions provide a significant part of total attendances and revenue.
  • Free or heavily discounted seats may be counted by some leagues. No-shows for paid seats may be included in some cases, but not in others.
  • Not all leagues publish official attendance figures. Various media outlets produce their own figures and sometimes these do not agree, but the differences in the averages given are usually no more than one or two per cent.
  • The "leagues" below include pure league competitions, where the team that finishes at the top of the table is declared the winner, such as the FA Premier League, and hybrid league/knock-out competitions, where the best league performers enter a knock-out phase (also called a playoff) to decide the winner, such as the National Football League.
  • In some sports (mainly North American and Australian centered sports), leagues use a franchise based system (without promotion and relegation) where teams are placed (or moved to areas) where the market is best. The number of teams is usually decided by the market as well.

Top leagues in total attendance[edit]

League Sport Country Season Games Average
capacity
Average
attendance
Total
attendance
Major League Baseball Baseball United States/Canada 2014 2,426[1] 43,103 30,458[2] 73,739,622
Nippon Professional Baseball Baseball Japan 2014 864 36,900 26,457[3] 22,859,351
National Hockey League Ice hockey United States/Canada 2013–14 1,230 18,332 * 17,587[4] 21,632,479
National Basketball Association Basketball United States/Canada 2013–14 1,230 19,122 * 17,407[5] 21,411,543
National Football League American football United States 2013 254 69,800 68,397[6][7][8][9] 17,372,838
Premier League Association football England/Wales[10] 2013–14 380 38,519 36,691 13,942,459[11]
Bundesliga Association football Germany 2013–14 306 47,459 43,502[12] 13,311,612
La Liga Association football Spain 2013–14 380 39,532 26,702 10,146,760
Football League Championship Association football England 2013–14 552 26,234 16,555 9,138,360
Serie A Association football Italy 2013–14 380 41,174 23,385 8,886,213

* Seating room only

Top leagues in weekly attendance[edit]

League Sport Country Season Teams Games Total
attendance
Average
attendance
Games in
a week (*)
Weekly
attendance (*)
Major League Baseball Baseball United States/Canada 2014 30 2,426 73,739,622 30,458 7 213,206
Korea Professional Baseball Baseball South Korea 2012 8 532 7,156,157 13,451 6 80,706
National Hockey League Ice hockey United States / Canada 2013–14 30 1,230 21,632,479 17,587 4 70,348
National Basketball Association Basketball United States / Canada 2013–14 30 1,230 21,411,543 17,407 4 69,628
National Football League American football United States 2013 32 254 17,372,838 68,397 1 68,397
Indian Premier League Cricket India 2008 8 59 3,422,000 58,000 1 58,000
Mexican Pacific League Baseball Mexico 2014–15 8 272 2,194,499 8,068 6 48,408
Liga Venezolana de Beisbol Profesional Baseball Venezuela 2013–14 8 252 1,996,757 7,923 6 47,538
International League (AAA)[I] Baseball United States 2014 14 966 7,021,590 7,269 6 43,614
Bundesliga Association football Germany 2013-14 18 306 13,311,145 43,502 1 43,502
Pacific Coast League (AAA)[I] Baseball United States 2014 16 1,114 7,001,658 6,285 6 37,710

* Games in a week only by team

* Weekly attendance only by team

Complete table[edit]

The leagues are segregated between those which normally would play in an outdoor stadium as opposed to those leagues that use indoor arenas. It should be noted that some outdoor league stadiums are equipped with either retractable or non-retractable roofs when and where weather conditions (such as rain or extreme heat/cold) would not allow a game to be played and/or watched effectively, comfortably and/or safely without such cover. The tables are sorted by average attendance.

Outdoor sports[edit]

League Sport Country Season Teams Games Total
attendance
Average
attendance
Source(s)
National Football League American football United States 2013 32 254 17,304,343 68,397 [9]
Indian Premier League Cricket India 2008 8 59 3,422,000 58,000 [13]
Bundesliga Association football Germany 2013–14 18 306 13,311,145 43,502 [14]
Premier League Association football England
(1 club in Wales)
2013–14 20 380 13,929,810 [B] 36,657 [15]
Australian Football League Australian rules football Australia 2014 18 207 6,954,585[16] 33,598 [17]
Major League Baseball Baseball United States
(1 club in Canada)
2014 30 2,426 73,739,622[18] 30,458 [2]
La Liga Association football Spain 2013–14 20 380 10,242,900 26,955 [19]
Indian Super League Association football India 2014 8 61 1,590,292 26,505 [20]
Nippon Professional Baseball Baseball Japan 2014 12 864 22,859,351 [21] [C] 26,457 [3]
Canadian Football League Canadian football Canada 2014 9 81 2,048,157 25,285 [22][23]
Big Bash League Cricket Australia 2014-15 8 35 823,858 23,539 [24]
Serie A Association football Italy 2013–14 20 380 8,886,213 23,385 [25]
Liga MX Association football Mexico 2013–14 18 334 7,121,882[26] 21,323 [27]
Argentine Primera División Association football Argentina 2012–13 20 376 8,016,797 21,321 [28][29]
Ligue 1 Association football France 2013–14 20 377 7,975,444 21,155 [30]
Super Rugby Rugby union New Zealand (5 teams)
South Africa (5 teams)
Australia (5 teams)
2013 15 125 2,547,978 20,384 1
Eredivisie Association football Netherlands 2013–14 18 306 5,984,484 19,557 [31]
Major League Soccer Association football United States/Canada 2014 19 323 6,128,404 19,149 [32]
Chinese Super League Association football China 2013 16 240 4,456,977 18,571 [33] 1
2. Bundesliga Association football Germany 2013–14 18 306 5,473,728 17,888 [14]
J. League 1 Association football Japan 2014 18 306 5,275,387 17,240 [34]
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Association football Brazil 2014 20 378 6,400,106 16,931 [35]
National Rugby League Rugby league Australia
(1 club in New Zealand)
2014 16 201 3,376,409 16,798 [36]
Football League Championship Association football England
2013-14 24 552 9,138,360 16,555 [37]
Top 14 Rugby union France 2013–14 14 182 2,678,932 14,326 [38]
A-League Association football Australia
(1 club in New Zealand)
2013–14 10 135 1,760,536 13,041 [39]
Aviva Premiership Rugby union England 2013–14 12 135[40] 1,721,729 12,754 [41]
Algerian Championnat National Association football Algeria 2007–08 18 306 3,698,928 12,088 [42]
Belgian Pro League Association football Belgium 2013–14 16 240 2,827,373 11,781 [43]
Indonesia Super League Association football Indonesia 2010–11 15 210 2,428,930 11,566 [44]
Russian Premier League Association football Russia 2013–14 16 240 2,759,760 11,499 [45]
Korea Professional Baseball Baseball South Korea 2014 9 576 6,509,915[46] 11,301 [47]
Currie Cup Rugby union South Africa 2014 8 43 478,392 11,125 [48]
Turkish Super League Association football Turkey 2011–12 18 306 3,442,500 11,250 [49]
Ukrainian Premier League Association football Ukraine 2013–14 16 209 2,316,070 11,082 [50]
Swiss Super League Association football Switzerland 2013–14 10 180 1,938,985 10,772 [51]
Primeira Liga Association football Portugal 2013–14 16 240 2,457,194 10,238 [52]
Scottish Premier League Association football Scotland 2013–14 12 228 2,331,965 10,008 [53]
Persian Gulf Pro League Association football Iran 2012–13 16 240 2,968,000 9,468 [54]
Categoría Primera A Association football Colombia 2011 18 176 1,633,456 9,281 [55]
Super League Rugby league England
(1 club in France)
2013 14 202 1,827,969 9,048 [56]
Ekstraklasa Association football Poland 2011–12 16 240 2,123,760 8,849 [57]
Mexican Pacific League Baseball Mexico 2014–15 8 307 2,660,182[58] 8,665 [59][60]
Liga Venezolana de Beisbol Profesional Baseball Venezuela 2013-14 8 297 2,536,974[61] 8,542 [62]
Ligue 2 Association football France
(1 club in Monaco)
2011–12 20 380 3,212,364 8,454 [63]
Pro12 Rugby union Ireland/Italy/Scotland/Wales 2013–14 12 135 1,107,707 8,205 [64]
Tippeligaen Association football Norway 2010 16 240 1,948,080 8,117 [65]
Austrian Bundesliga Association football Austria 2010–11 10 180 1,453,860 8,077 [66]
Speedway Ekstraliga Motorcycle speedway Poland 2012 10 102 804,330 7,885 [67]
K League Classic Association football South Korea 2013 14 266 2,036,413 7,656 [68]
Allsvenskan Association football Sweden 2013 16 240 1,830,374 7,627 [69]
Segunda División Association football Spain 2013–14 22 462 3,516,080 7,611 [70]
V.League 1 Association football Vietnam 2011 14 182 1,328,000 7,298 [71]
International League (AAA)[I] Baseball United States 2014 14 966 7,021,590 7,269 [72]
ITM Cup Rugby union New Zealand 2008 14 77 554,663 7,203 [73]
Danish Superliga Association football Denmark 2010–11 12 192 1,385,717 6,999 [74]
Malaysia Super League Association football Malaysia 2008 14 182 1,258,348 6,914 [75]
Uzbek League Association football Uzbekistan 2011 14 182 1,272,362 6,911 [76]
Twenty20 Cup Cricket (Twenty20) England
(1 team in Wales)
2005 18 79 544,820 6,896 [77]
Premier Soccer League Association football South Africa 2012–13 16 240 1,613,280 6,722 [78]
J. League 2 Association football Japan 2014 22 462 3,043,948 6,589 [79]
Football League One Association football England 2012–13 24 552 3,568,680 6,465 [37]
Superleague Greece Association football Greece 2010–11 16 240 1,550,826 6,462 [80]
Major League Lacrosse Field Lacrosse United States
(1 team in Canada)
2011 8 36 231,023 6,417 [81]
Pacific Coast League (AAA)[I] Baseball United States 2014 16 1,114 7,001,658 6,285 [72]
Botola Association football Morocco 2007–08 16 240 1,486,800 6,195 [82]
3. Liga Association football Germany 2012–13 20 380 2,341,685 6,162 [83]
Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano Association football Bolivia 2008 12 122 750,056 6,148 [75]
Thai Premier League Association football Thailand 2013 17 272 1,657,887 6,095 [84]
Chinese Professional Baseball League Baseball Taiwan 2013 4 240 1,459,072 6,079 [85]
I-League Association football India 2013-14 13 156 876,720 5,620
Chilean Primera División Association football Chile 2009 18 329 1,833,853 5,574 [86]
Campeonato Brasileiro Série B Association football Brazil 2013 20 380 1,949,780 5,448 [87]
Venezuelan Primera División Association football Venezuela 2011–12 18 305 1,621,472 5,349 [88]
Campeonato Brasileiro Série C Association football Brazil 2010 20 94 498,253 5,301 [89]
Texas League (AA)[I] Baseball United States 2014 8 541 2,840,914 5,251 [90]
Serie B Association football Italy 2010–11 22 462 2,424,114 5,247 [91]
Liga Mexicana de Béisbol Baseball Mexico 2014 16 883 4,619,249[92] 5,231 [93]
Peruvian Primera División Association football Peru 2011 16 240 1,242,615 5,178 [94]
Qatar Stars League Association football Qatar 2010–11 12 132 669,679 5,073 [95]
Liga I Association football Romania 2010–11 18 305 1,535,390 5,034 [96]
Ecuadorian Serie A Association football Ecuador 2010 12 261 1,103,873 4,906 [97]
Top League Rugby union Japan 2010–11 14 94 458,770 4,881 [98]
Eastern League (AA)[I] Baseball United States 2014 12 802 3,705,945 4,868 [90]
North American Soccer League Association football United States 2013 8 95 457,674 4,670 [99]
Synot liga Association football Czech Republic 2010–11 16 240 1,078,080 4,492 [100]
Football League Two Association football England 2012–13 24 552 2,439,840 4,420 [37]
China League One Association football China 2009 13 156 671,793 4,306 [101]
National Women's Soccer League Association football United States 2013 8 88 375,846 4,271 [102]
Rugby Pro D2 Rugby union France 2011–12 16 243 1,025,910 4,222 [103]
Saudi Professional League Association football Saudi Arabia 2010–11 14 182 765,162 4,204 [104]
Uruguayan Primera División Association football Uruguay 2011–12 Apertura 16 120 498,549 4,155 [105]
Atlantic League (I)[I] Baseball United States 2013 8 543 2,254,554 4,152 [106]
Eerste Divisie Association football Netherlands 2011–12 18 306 1,266,840 4,140 [107]
Kazakhstan Premier League Association football Kazakhstan 2010 12 192 794,304 4,137 [108]
Israeli Premier League Association football Israel 2010–11 16 276 1,087,215 3,939 [109]
Speedway First League Motorcycle speedway Poland 2010 8 71 322,300 3,930 [67]
Midwest League (A)[I] Baseball United States 2014 16 1,068 4,142,818 3,879 [90]
Malaysia Super League Association football Malaysia 2005 13 84 322,958 3,844 [110]
OTP Bank Liga Association football Hungary 2011–12 16 240 918,720 3,828 [111]
Carolina League (A)[I] Baseball United States 2014 8 520 1,981,673 3,811 [90]
Serbian SuperLiga Association football Serbia 2011–12 16 240 913,680 3,807 [112]
Women's Professional Soccer Women's association football United States 2010 8 90 323,554 3,595
American Association (I)[I] Baseball United States/Canada 2013 13 626 2,150,031 3,435 [106]
South Atlantic League (A)[I] Baseball United States 2014 14 912 2,983,882 3,272 [90]
Northwest League (A)[I] Baseball United States/Canada 2014 8 301 983,773 3,268 [90]
Southern League (AA)[I] Baseball United States 2014 10 669 2,367,710 3,242 [90]
UAE Arabian Gulf League Association football United Arab Emirates 2010–11 12 132 427,680 3,240 [113]
Russian Football National League Association football Russia 2012–13 17 272 880,689 3,238 [114]
South Australian National Football League Australian rules football Australia 2011 9 102 362,209 3,236 [115]
County Championship Cricket England/Wales 2005 18 144 462,919 3,215 [116]
I Liga Association football Poland 2009–10 18 306 966,960 3,160 [117]
Cypriot First Division Association football Cyprus 2009–10 14 240 555,840 3,088 [118]
New York–Penn League (A)[I] Baseball United States 2014 14 506 1,559,946 3,083 [90]
Superettan Association football Sweden 2013 16 240 709,712 2,957 [119]
Russian Bandy Super League Bandy Russia 2012–13 14 204 552,619 2,709 [120]
Paraguayan Primera División Association football Paraguay 2011 12 264 690,368 2,615 [121][122]
Speedway Second League Motorcycle speedway Poland 2009 7 56 143,600 2,564 [67]
Scottish Football League First Division Association football Scotland 2010–11 10 180 452,880 2,516 [123]
Belarusian Premier League Association football Belarus 2007 16 240 594,000 2,475 [19]
Frontier League (I)[I] Baseball United States 2013 13 632 1,541,169 2,439 [106]
Slovak Super Liga Association football Slovakia 2009–10 12 198 478,566 2,417 [124]
California League (A)[I] Baseball United States 2014 10 698 1,644,893 2,357 [90]
West Australian Football League Australian rules football Australia 2011 9 92 208,989 2,272 [125]
J3 League Association football Japan 2014 12 198 444,966 2,247 [126]
Malaysia Premier League Association football Malaysia 2005 12 168 372,624 2,218 [127]
Veikkausliiga Association football Finland 2010 14 182 403,579 2,217 [128]
RFU Championship[D] Rugby union England 2009–10 12 132 287,262 2,176 [129]
Pioneer League (R)[I] Baseball United States 2014 8 292 625,782 2,143 [90]
Prva HNL Association football Croatia 2010–11 16 240 477,840 1,991 [130]
Can-Am League (I)[I] Baseball United States/Canada 2013 5 230 454,366 1,976 [106]
Bulgarian A Football Group Association football Bulgaria 2010–11 16 240 451,920 1,883 [131]
Azerbaijan Premier League Association football Azerbaijan 2009–10 12 132 246,972 1,871 [19]
Conference Premier Association football England
(1 club in Wales)
2013-14 24 552 1,029,099 1,864 [132]
Regionalliga Nordost Association football Germany 2012–13 16 240 434,272 1,809 [133]
Championship Rugby league England
(1 team in France)
2010 11 116 217,165 1,771 [134]
[135]
Russian Professional Football League Association football Russia 2006 81 1,311 2,215,310 1,690 [136]
League of Ireland Premier Division Association football Republic of Ireland 2010 10 180 290,160 1,612 [137]
Florida State League (A)[I] Baseball United States 2014 12 777 1,236,128 1,591 [90]
BiH Premijer Liga A Association football Bosnia and Herzegovina 2010–11 16 240 375,120 1,563 [138]
Elitserien Bandy Sweden 2011–12 14 182 284,284 1,562 [139]
Dominican Professional Baseball League Baseball Dominican Republic 2008–09 6 150 223,776 1,491 [140]
Superpesis Pesäpallo Finland 2008 12 144 206,441 1,434 [141]
Macedonian First Football League Association football Macedonia 2006–07 12 198 280,764 1,418 [19]
S.League Association football Singapore 2010 12 198 280,566 1,417 [142]
Liga de Béisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente Baseball Puerto Rico 2014–15 5 96 131,807 1,372 [143]
United League (I)[I] Baseball United States 2013 5 188 230,269 1,225 [106]
Ykkönen Association football Finland 2014 10 135 165,636 1,211 [144]
Úrvalsdeild Association football Iceland 2010 12 132 159,060 1,205 [145]
[146]
Slovenian PrvaLiga Association football Slovenia 2010–11 10 180 216,000 1,200 [19]
Australian Baseball League Baseball Australia 2013–14 6 125 147,887 1,183 [147]
Hong Kong First Division League Association football Hong Kong 2011–12 10 90 104,150 1,157 [148]
Appalachian League (R)[I] Baseball United States 2014 10 324 320,103 988 [90]
Montenegrin First League Association football Montenegro 2009–10 12 198 194,238 981 [149]
China Baseball League Baseball China 2014 4 12 4,690 390 [150]
Italian Baseball League Baseball Italy 2011 8 168 54,915 326 [151]
Honkbal Hoofdklasse Baseball Netherlands 2011 8 167 29,859 178 [151]

Indoor sports[edit]

League Sport Country Season # of Teams Games Total attendance Average attendance Source
National Hockey League Ice hockey United States / Canada 2013–14 30 1,230 21,632,479 17,587 [4]
National Basketball Association Basketball United States / Canada 2013–14 30 1,230[152] 21,411,543 17,407 [153]
National Lacrosse League Indoor lacrosse United States / Canada 2009 12 96 961,731 10,018 [154]
Arena Football League Arena football United States 2013 14 133 1,032,636 7,764 [155]
Women's National Basketball Association Women's basketball United States 2014 12 204 1,545,890 7,578 [156]
Philippine Basketball Association Basketball Philippines 2005–06 10 219 737,782[F] 6,647 [157]
Euroleague Basketball Europe 2009–10 24 188 1,238,980 6,590 [158]
Nationalliga A Ice hockey Switzerland 2010–11 12 300 1,891,800 6,303 [159]
Liga ACB Basketball Spain 2013–14 18 306 2,213,116 6,202 [160]
Swedish Hockey League Ice hockey Sweden 2013–14 12 330 1,974,388 5,983 [161]
Deutsche Eishockey Liga Ice hockey Germany 2012–13 14 364 2,246,716 6,172 [162]
Kontinental Hockey League Ice hockey Russia (21 teams); Belarus (1 team); Kazakhstan (1 team); Latvia (1 team); Croatia (1 team); Ukraine (1 team); Slovakia (1 team); Czech Republic (1 team) 2013–14 28 756 4,597,236 6,081 [163]
[164]
American Hockey League Ice hockey United States / Canada 2012–13 30 1,140 6,510,108 5,711 [165]
National Basketball League Basketball Australia (7 clubs); New Zealand (1 club) 2013–14 8 120 634,853 5,290
Czech Extraliga Ice hockey Czech Republic 2010–11 14 364 1,796,704 4,936 [159]
Liiga Ice hockey Finland 2010–11 14 420 2,036,915 4,850 [166]
Handball-Bundesliga Handball Germany 2011–12 18 305 1,389,393 4,555 [167]
Chinese Basketball Association Basketball China 2011–12 17 300 1,288,745 4,296 [168]
Central Hockey League Ice hockey United States 2011–12 14 462 1,867,801 4,042 [169]
Major Indoor Soccer League Indoor soccer United States (6 teams)
Mexico (1 team)
2010–11 7 50 199,123 3,982
ECHL Ice hockey United States 2012–13 23 828 3,917,598 4,731 [170]
Lega Basket Serie A Basketball Italy 2008–09 16 240 926,910 3,862 [171]
Basketball Bundesliga Basketball Germany 2013–14 18 306 1,375,179 4,494 [172]
Canadian Hockey League Junior ice hockey Canada / United States 2013–14 60 2,080 8,349,818 4,014 [173]
Korean Basketball League Basketball South Korea 2010–11 10 270 1,027,297 3,805 [174]
LNH Handball France 2012–2013 14 182 460,143 3,528
Austrian Hockey League Ice hockey Austria (7 teams); Slovenia (2 teams); Hungary (1 team) 2008–09 10 310 907,740 2,928 [175]
United States Hockey League Junior ice hockey United States 2010–11 16 400 1,054,856 2,637 [176]
Southern Professional Hockey League Ice hockey United States 2011–12 9 252 704,664 2,796 [170]
[177]
Slovak Extraliga Ice hockey Slovakia 2004–05 13 270 766,816 2,840
Russian Basketball Super League Basketball Russia 2010–11 10 176 385,702 2,401 [178]
[178]
Lega Pallavolo Serie A Volleyball Italy 2005–06 15 187 469,799 2,512 [179]
HockeyAllsvenskan Ice hockey Sweden 2012–13 14 364 1,174,766 3,227 [180]
Elite Ice Hockey League Ice Hockey Great Britain 2009–10 10 320 743,040 2,322 [181]
Metal Ligaen Ice hockey Denmark 2007–08 8 266 407,972 1,534 [182]
GET-ligaen Ice hockey Norway 2005–06 10 247 329,768 1,335 [183]
North American Hockey League Junior ice hockey United States / Canada 2010–11 26 754 957,323 1,269 [184]
Pro A Volleyball Volleyball France 2005–06 14 182 213,678 1,174 [185]
Junior Hockey League Ice Hockey Russia 2012–13 33 1,025 479,003 467 [186]
Major Hockey League Ice Hockey Russia; Kazakhstan (2 teams); Belarus (1 team) 2012–13 27 702 1,356,319 1,932 [187]
VTB United League Basketball Russia (9 teams); Lithuania (3 teams); Ukraine (2 teams); Kazakhstan (1 team); Latvia (1 team) ; Estonia (1 team) ; Belarus (1 team); Czech Republic (1 team); Poland (1 team) 2012–13 20 218 572,747 2,627 [188]
Polska Liga Koszykówki Basketball Poland 2011–12 14 276 535,559 1,940 [189]
Israeli Basketball League Basketball Israel 2013–14 12 172 320,400 1,780 [190]

Notes[edit]

  • Due to a lockout, the 2011–12 NBA regular season was shortened from 1,230 games to 990.
  • The 2009 Indian Premier League was held in South Africa because of security concerns related to the Indian general elections held at the same time. Attendances for that season were far lower because of the smaller stadiums in South Africa. Even if all 59 of the 2008 games, which were held in India, had been sold out (and they were not), the average could not have been above 50,000.
  • B The total attendance for the four fully professional football divisions in England (Premier League, Football League Championship, Football League One and Football League One) in 2004-5 was 29,252,189. This doesn't include domestic and European cup games.
  • C Until 2005, the attendance figures in NPB were estimated by the home teams. The estimated figures were normally much higher than the actual numbers of spectators in the game. The total and average attendances only covered regular season games.
  • D When the rugby union governing body of England, the Rugby Football Union, reorganised the country's leagues after the 2008–09 season, it reduced the second tier, previously known as National Division One but now the RFU Championship, from 16 teams to 12.
  • E The reorganisation of English rugby union also affected lower levels of the league pyramid. National Division Two was renamed National League 1 and increased from 14 teams to 16.
  • F The total attendance is for games held on Metro Manila only in which almost all gamedates are doubleheaders, and ticket holders pay for both games.
  • G Since the cited season, the Euroleague has expanded from 24 teams to 30.
  • H Since the cited season, the NBL has shrunk from 14 teams to 9, with seven in Australia and one in New Zealand.
  • I AAA, AA. A, and R denote a level in minor league baseball, with AAA a higher tier than AA, then A and then R (Rookie) level. Independent leagues (those not affiliated with major league teams) play in small markets at the A level or below. AAA teams play in bigger cities than AA or A clubs which would markedly increase their attendance base. For more information see Minor League Baseball.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The actual number of regular-season games was 2,430. However, there were only 2,426 game dates because 5 regularly scheduled games were rained out and made up as "true" doubleheaders, in which one ticket admitted the holder to two games. "Day-night" doubleheaders, in which teams sell separate tickets to two games in a single day, are counted as two games. An additional one-game playoff was held at the conclusion of the regular season as a tie-breaker to determine the place-holder of the final wild card slot in the American League.
  2. ^ a b "MLB Attendance Report – 2014". ESPN.com. Retrieved 14 December 2014.  Each season from 2001 through 2014 is available at this site. The desired season can be selected from a pull-down menu. Note that these statistics include only regular-season games.
  3. ^ a b http://baseball-freak.com/audience/
  4. ^ a b "NHL Attendance Report – 2013/14". ESPN.com. Retrieved 14 December 2014.  Each season from 2000–01 through 2013–14 is available at this site. The desired season can be selected from a pull-down menu. Note that these statistics include only regular-season games for each team played at their regular home arenas. The previously noted NHL Premiere games in Europe and the two outdoor games are not included in the calculations because they would not fairly reflect the teams' regular attendance, due either to geography or venue capacity.
  5. ^ "NBA Attendance Report – 2014". ESPN.com. Retrieved 25 June 2014.  Each season from 2000–01 through 2013–14 is available at this site. The desired season can be selected from a pull-down menu. Note also that these statistics are only for regular-season games.
  6. ^ "NFL Attendance Report – 2011". ESPN.com. Retrieved 10 April 2012.  Each season from 2001 through 2011 is available at this site. The desired season can be selected from a pull-down menu. Note that these statistics include only regular-season home games for each team. Two games are not included in this table – the Buffalo Bills' annual game in Toronto and the annual NFL International Series game in London. These games are referenced separately.
  7. ^ "Box Score: Chicago Bears vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Wembley Stadium, London". ESPN.com. 23 October 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2012.  (attendance 76,981)
  8. ^ "Box Score: Washington Redskins vs. Buffalo Bills, Rogers Centre, Toronto". ESPN.com. 30 October 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2012.  (attendance 51,579)
  9. ^ a b http://sportsfranchises.sportsblog.com/post/241500/nfl_averages_over_68_000.html
  10. ^ Two Welsh team played in the Premier League in 2013–14.
  11. ^ "Barclays Premier League Handbook: 2014–15". Premier League. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  12. ^ "Statistics: Number of Spectators". German Football Association. Retrieved 15 June 2012. 
  13. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Indian_Premier_League
  14. ^ a b "World Football Net - Bundesliga 2013/2014". Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  15. ^ "Barclays Premier League Statistics – 2013–14". ESPN FC. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  16. ^ This figure includes the 9 matches of the 2014 finals series. Considering regular-season games only, total attendance was 6,384,742, with an average of 32,246 and 198.
  17. ^ "AFL Tables – Attendances". 
  18. ^ Note that these statistics include only regular-season games. In 32 playoff games, total attendance was 1,418,103.
  19. ^ a b c d e . EFS Attendances http://www.european-football-statistics.co.uk/attn.htm. Retrieved 30 June 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  20. ^ "Indian Super League 2014". 
  21. ^ Note that these statistics include only regular-season games. In 20 playoff games, total attendance was 771,284.
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