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 amount of teams is usually decided by the market as well.

Top 10 in total attendance[edit]

League Sport Country Season Games Average attendance Total attendance
Major League Baseball Baseball United States/Canada 2013 2,426[1] 30,504[2] 74,026,895
Nippon Professional Baseball Baseball Japan 2013 864 25,518[3] 22,047,491
National Basketball Association Basketball United States/Canada 2013-14 1,230 17,407[4] 21,411,543
National Football League American football United States 2013 254 68,397[5][6][7][8] 17,372,838
Bundesliga Association football Germany 2011–12 306 45,179[9] 13,805,496
Premier League Association football England/Wales[10] 2011–12 380 34,601 13,148,465[11]
National Hockey League Ice hockey United States/Canada 2012–13 720[12][13] 17,721[14] 12,758,849
La Liga Association football Spain 2011–12 380 30,275 11,504,567
Football League Championship Association football England
2011–12 552 17,738 9,791,690

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 # of Teams Games Total attendance Average
attendance
Source(s)
National Football League American football United States 2013 32 254 17,304,343 68,397 [8]
Bundesliga Association football Germany 2013–14 18 306 13,311,145 43,502 [15]
Premier League Association football England
(2 clubs in Wales)
2013–14 20 380 13,929,810 [B] 36,657 [16]
Australian Football League Australian rules football Australia 2013 18 207 6,926,380 33,461 [17]
Major League Baseball Baseball United States
(1 club in Canada)
2013 30 2,426 74,026,895 30,504 [2]
La Liga Association football Spain 2013–14 20 380 10,242,900 26,955 [18]
Canadian Football League Canadian football Canada 2013 8 72 1,944,349 27,005 [19][20]
Nippon Professional Baseball Baseball Japan 2013 12 864 22,047,491 [C] 25,518 [3]
Liga MX Association football Mexico 2011–12 18 334 8,495,000 25,434 [21]
Serie A Association football Italy 2013–14 20 380 8,886,213 23,385 [22]
Primera División Argentina Association football Argentina 2012–13 20 376 8,016,797 21,321 [23][24]
Ligue 1 Association football France 2013–14 20 377 7,975,444 21,155 [25]
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 [26]
Big Bash League Cricket Australia 2013-14 8 35 651,568 19,164 [27][28]
Major League Soccer Association football United States/Canada 2013 19 323 6,005,991 18,594 [29]
Chinese Super League Association football China 2013 16 240 4,456,977 18,571 [30] 1
Football League Championship Association football England
2012-13 24 552 9,692,016 17,758 [31]
2. Bundesliga Association football Germany 2011–12 18 306 5,283,396 17,266 [15]
J. League 1 Association football Japan 2013 18 306 5,271,047 17,226 [32]
Currie Cup Rugby union South Africa 2011 8 59 936,524 15,873 [33]
National Rugby League Rugby league Australia
(1 club in New Zealand)
2013 16 201 3,345,248 16,643 [34]
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Association football Brazil 2013 20 380 5,682,868 14,951 [35]
Scottish Premier League Association football Scotland 2011–12 12 228 3,160,414 13,861 [36]
Korea Professional Baseball Baseball South Korea 2012 8 532 7,156,157 13,451 [37]
Top 14 Rugby union France 2011–12 14 182 2,414,951 13,269 [38]
Aviva Premiership Rugby union England 2011–12 12 135[39] 1,697,177 12,925 [40]
Russian Premier League Association football Russia 2012–13 16 240 3,096,744 12,903 [41]
A-League Association football Australia
(1 club in New Zealand)
2013–14 10 135 1,760,536 13,041 [42]
Algerian Championnat National Association football Algeria 2007–08 18 306 3,698,928 12,088 [43]
Belgian Pro League Association football Belgium 2011–12 16 240 2,815,321 11,731 [44]
Indonesia Super League Association football Indonesia 2010–11 15 210 2,428,930 11,566 [45]
Swiss Super League Association football Switzerland 2010–11 10 180 2,045,700 11,365 [46]
Ukrainian Premier League Association football Ukraine 2011–12 16 240 2,711,144 11,296 [47]
Turkish Super League Association football Turkey 2011–12 18 306 3,442,500 11,250 [48]
Portuguese Liga Association football Portugal 2011–12 16 240 2,632,320 10,968 [49]
Super League Rugby league England
(1 club in France)
2011 14 202 2,191,700 10,850 [50]
Iranian Premier League Association football Iran 2010–11 18 306 2,968,000 9,700 [51]
Categoría Primera A Association football Colombia 2011 18 176 1,633,456 9,281 [52]
Segunda División Association football Spain 2010–11 22 462 3,747,744 9,089 [46]
Ekstraklasa Association football Poland 2011–12 16 240 2,123,760 8,849 [53]
Ligue 2 Association football France
(1 club in Monaco)
2011–12 20 380 3,212,364 8,454 [54]
Norwegian Premier League Association football Norway 2010 16 240 1,948,080 8,117 [55]
Austrian Bundesliga Association football Austria 2010–11 10 180 1,453,860 8,077 [56]
Speedway Ekstraliga Motorcycle speedway Poland 2012 10 102 804,330 7,885 [57]
RaboDirect Pro12 Rugby union Ireland/Italy/Scotland/Wales 2011–12 12 134 1,052,795 7,856 [58]
K League Classic Association football South Korea 2013 14 266 2,036,413 7,656 [59]
Allsvenskan Association football Sweden 2013 16 240 1,830,374 7,627 [60]
V-League Association football Viet Nam 2011 14 182 1,328,000 7,298 [61]
Air New Zealand Cup Rugby union New Zealand 2008 14 77 554,663 7,203 [62]
Danish Superliga Association football Denmark 2010–11 12 192 1,385,717 6,999 [63]
International League Baseball United States 2012 14 958 6,504,586 6,999 [64]
Super League Malaysia Association football Malaysia 2008 14 182 1,258,348 6,914 [65]
Uzbek League Association football Uzbekistan 2011 14 182 1,272,362 6,911 [66]
Twenty20 Cup Cricket (Twenty20) England
(1 team in Wales)
2005 18 79 544,820 6,896 [67]
Premier Soccer League Association football South Africa 2012–13 16 240 1,613,280 6,722 [68]
J. League 2 Association football Japan 2010 19 342 2,290,082 6,696 [69]
Football League One Association football England 2012–13 24 552 3,568,680 6,465 [31]
Super League Greece Association football Greece 2010–11 16 240 1,550,826 6,462 [70]
Major League Lacrosse Field Lacrosse United States
(1 team in Canada)
2011 8 36 231,023 6,417 [71]
GNF 1 Association football Morocco 2007–08 16 240 1,486,800 6,195 [72]
3. Liga Association football Germany 2012–13 20 380 2,341,685 6,162 [73]
Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano Association football Bolivia 2008 12 122 750,056 6,148 [65]
Thai Premier League Association football Thailand 2013 17 272 1,657,887 6,095 [74]
CPBL Baseball Taiwan 2013 4 240 1,459,072 6,079 [75]
Pacific Coast League Baseball United States 2012 16 1,125 6,796,157 6,052 [64]
Primera División (Chile) Association football Chile 2009 18 329 1,833,853 5,574 [76]
Campeonato Brasileiro Série B Association football Brazil 2013 20 380 1,949,780 5,448 [77]
Venezuelan Primera División Association football Venezuela 2011–12 18 305 1,621,472 5,349 [78]
Campeonato Brasileiro Série C Association football Brazil 2010 20 94 498,253 5,301 [79]
Serie B Association football Italy 2010–11 22 462 2,424,114 5,247 [80]
Texas League Baseball United States 2011 8 542 2,822,109 5,207 [81]
Peruvian Primera División Association football Peru 2011 16 240 1,242,615 5,178 [82]
Qatar Stars League Association football Qatar 2010–11 12 132 669,679 5,073 [83]
Liga I Association football Romania 2010–11 18 305 1,535,390 5,034 [84]
Campeonato Ecuatoriano de Futbol Association football Ecuador 2010 12 261 1,103,873 4,906 [85]
Top League Rugby union Japan 2010–11 14 94 458,770 4,881 [86]
Eastern League Baseball United States 2011 12 806 3,923,381 4,868 [81]
North American Soccer League Association football United States 2013 8 95 457,674 4,670 [87]
Liga Mexicana de Béisbol Baseball Mexico 2012 16 849 3,814,348 4,492 [88]
Gambrinus liga Association football Czech Republic 2010–11 16 240 1,078,080 4,492 [89]
Football League Two Association football England 2012–13 24 552 2,439,840 4,420 [31]
China League One Association football China 2009 13 156 671,793 4,306 [90]
National Women's Soccer League Association football United States 2013 8 88 375,846 4,271 [91]
Rugby Pro D2 Rugby union France 2011–12 16 243 1,025,910 4,222 [92]
Saudi Professional League Association football Saudi Arabia 2010–11 14 182 765,162 4,204 [93]
Uruguayan Primera División Association football Uruguay 2011–12 Apertura 16 120 498,549 4,155 [94]
Eerste Divisie Association football Netherlands 2011–12 18 306 1,266,840 4,140 [95]
Kazakhstan Super League Association football Kazakhstan 2010 12 192 794,304 4,137 [96]
Atlantic League Baseball United States 2011 8 474 1,944,463 4,102 [97]
Speedway First League Motorcycle speedway Poland 2010 8 71 322,300 3,930 [57]
Israeli Premier League Association football Israel 2010–11 16 276 1,087,215 3,939 [98]
United Football League American football United States 2012 4 8 27,447 3,921 [99]
Mexican Pacific League Baseball Mexico 2005 8 864 322,958 3,844 [100]
Soproni Liga Association football Hungary 2011–12 16 240 918,720 3,828 [101]
Serbian SuperLiga Association football Serbia 2011–12 16 240 913,680 3,807 [102]
Midwest League Baseball United States 2011 16 1,061 3,983,282 3,754 [81]
Women's Professional Soccer Women's association football United States 2010 8 90 323,554 3,595
New York - Penn League Baseball United States 2011 14 499 1,749,891 3,507 [81]
Carolina League Baseball United States 2011 8 519 1,789,629 3,448 [81]
South Atlantic League Baseball United States 2011 14 1,098 3,125,934 3,358 [81]
Southern League Baseball United States 2011 10 671 2,175,505 3,242 [81]
UAE Pro-League Association football United Arab Emirates 2010–11 12 132 427,680 3,240 [103]
Russian National Football League Association football Russia 2012–13 17 272 880,689 3,238 [104]
South Australian National Football League Australian rules football Australia 2011 9 102 362,209 3,236 [105]
County Cricket Championships Cricket England/Wales 2005 18 144 462,919 3,215 [106]
I Liga Association football Poland 2009–10 18 306 966,960 3,160 [107]
American Association Baseball United States/Canada 2011 14 686 2,162,269 3,152 [97]
Cypriot First Division Association football Cyprus 2009–10 14 240 555,840 3,088 [108]
Northwest League Baseball United States/Canada 2011 8 304 913,986 3,007 [81]
Superettan Association football Sweden 2013 16 240 709,712 2,957 [109]
Russian Bandy Super League Bandy Russia 2012–13 14 204 552,619 2,709 [110]
Paraguayan Primera División Association football Paraguay 2011 12 264 690,368 2,615 [111][112]
Speedway Second League Motorcycle speedway Poland 2009 7 56 143,600 2,564 [57]
Frontier League Baseball United States 2011 12 557 1,411,913 2,535 [97]
Scottish Football League First Division Association football Scotland 2010–11 10 180 452,880 2,516 [113]
Belarusian Premier League Association football Belarus 2007 16 240 594,000 2,475 [46]
Slovak First League Association football Slovakia 2009–10 12 198 478,566 2,417 [114]
California League Baseball United States 2011 10 692 1,593,398 2,303 [81]
West Australian Football League Australian rules football Australia 2011 9 92 208,989 2,272 [115]
Pioneer League Baseball United States 2011 8 301 670,886 2,229 [81]
Premier League Malaysia Association football Malaysia 2005 12 168 372,624 2,218 [116]
Veikkausliiga Association football Finland 2010 14 182 403,579 2,217 [117]
RFU Championship[D] Rugby union England 2009–10 12 132 287,262 2,176 [118]
Can-Am League Baseball United States/Canada 2012 8 340 627,448 2,087 [97]
Australian Baseball League Baseball Australia 2012–13 6 136 275,808 2,028 [119]
Prva HNL Association football Croatia 2010–11 16 240 477,840 1,991 [120]
Bulgarian A Professional Football Group Association football Bulgaria 2010–11 16 240 451,920 1,883 [121]
Azerbaijan Premier League Association football Azerbaijan 2009–10 12 132 246,972 1,871 [46]
Football Conference Association football England
(1 club in Wales)
2013-14 24 552 1,029,099 1,864 [122]
Regionalliga Nordost Association football Germany 2012–13 16 240 434,272 1,809 [123]
Co-operative Championship Rugby league England
(1 team in France)
2010 11 116 217,165 1,771 [124]
[125]
Russian Second Division Association football Russia 2006 81 1,311 2,215,310 1,690 [126]
Florida State League Baseball United States 2011 12 790 1,296,962 1,642 [81]
League of Ireland Premier Division Association football Republic of Ireland 2010 10 180 290,160 1,612 [127]
BiH Premijer Liga A Association football Bosnia and Herzegovina 2010–11 16 240 375,120 1,563 [128]
Elitserien Bandy Sweden 2011–12 14 182 284,284 1,562 [129]
Superpesis Pesäpallo Finland 2008 12 144 206,441 1,434 [130]
First Macedonian Football League Association football Macedonia 2006–07 12 198 280,764 1,418 [46]
S.League Association football Singapore 2010 12 198 280,566 1,417 [131]
Úrvalsdeild Association football Iceland 2010 12 132 159,060 1,205 [132]
[133]
Slovenian PrvaLiga Association football Slovenia 2010–11 10 180 216,000 1,200 [46]
Hong Kong First Division League Association football Hong Kong 2011–12 10 90 104,150 1,157 [134]
North American League Baseball United States/Canada 2012 8 373 634,880 1,114 [97]
Montenegrin First League Association football Montenegro 2009–10 12 198 194,238 981 [135]

Indoor sports[edit]

League Sport Country Season # of Teams Games Total attendance Average attendance Source
National Hockey League Ice hockey United States / Canada 2012–13 30 720[136] 12,758,849 17,721 [14]
National Basketball Association Basketball United States / Canada 2011–12 30 990[12] 17,100,861 17,274 [137]
National Lacrosse League Indoor lacrosse United States / Canada 2009 12 96 961,731 10,018 [138]
Arena Football League Arena football United States 2013 14 133 1,032,636 7,764 [139]
Women's National Basketball Association Women's basketball United States 2010 12 1,598,160 7,834 [140]
Liga ACB Basketball Spain 2013–14 18 306 2,213,116 6,202 [141]
Philippine Basketball Association Basketball Philippines 2005–06 10 219 737,782[F] 6,647 [142]
Euroleague[G] Basketball Europe 2009–10 24 188 1,238,980 6,590 [143]
Nationalliga A Ice hockey Switzerland 2010–11 12 300 1,891,800 6,303 [144]
Swedish Hockey League Ice hockey Sweden 2013–14 12 330 1,974,388 5,983 [145]
Deutsche Eishockey Liga Ice hockey Germany 2012–13 14 364 2,246,716 6,172 [146]
Kontinental Hockey League Ice hockey Russia (21 teams); Belarus (1 team); Kazakhstan (1 team); Latvia (1 team); Slovakia (1 team); Czech Republic (1 team) 2012–13 26 676 4,127,440 6,106 [147]
[148]
American Hockey League Ice hockey United States / Canada 2012–13 30 1,140 6,509,893 5,710 [149]
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 [144]
SM-liiga Ice hockey Finland 2010–11 14 420 2,036,915 4,850 [150]
Western Hockey League Junior ice hockey Canada (17 teams); United States (5 teams) 2006–07 22 753 3,519,007 4,673 [151]
Handball Bundesliga Handball Germany 2011–12 18 305 1,389,393 4,555 [152]
Chinese Basketball Association Basketball China 2011–12 17 300 1,288,745 4,296 [153]
Central Hockey League Ice hockey United States 2011–12 14 462 1,867,801 4,042 [154]
MISL 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 [155]
Ontario Hockey League Junior ice hockey Canada / United States 2006–07 20 679 2,670,267 3,933 [151]
Lega Basket Serie A Basketball Italy 2008–09 16 240 926,910 3,862 [156]
Basketball Bundesliga Basketball Germany 2013–14 18 306 1,375,179 4,494 [157]
Korean Basketball League Basketball South Korea 2010–11 10 270 1,027,297 3,805 [158]
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Junior ice hockey Canada / United States 2006–07 18 630 2,268,508 3,601 [151]
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 [159]
United States Hockey League Junior ice hockey United States 2010–11 16 400 1,054,856 2,637 [160]
Southern Professional Hockey League Ice hockey United States 2011–12 9 252 704,664 2,796 [155]
[161]
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 [162]
[162]
Lega Pallavolo Serie A Volleyball Italy 2005–06 15 187 469,799 2,512 [163]
HockeyAllsvenskan Ice hockey Sweden 2012–13 14 364 1,174,766 3,227 [164]
Elite Ice Hockey League Ice Hockey Great Britain 2009–10 10 320 743,040 2,322 [165]
Oddset Ligaen Ice hockey Denmark 2007–08 8 266 407,972 1,534 [166]
UPC Ligaen Ice hockey Norway 2005–06 10 247 329,768 1,335 [167]
North American Hockey League Junior ice hockey United States / Canada 2010–11 26 754 957,323 1,269 [168]
Pro A Volleyball Volleyball France 2005–06 14 182 213,678 1,174 [169]
Minor Hockey League Ice Hockey Russia 2012–13 33 1,025 479,003 467 [170]
Major Hockey League Ice Hockey Russia; Kazakhstan (2 teams); Belarus (1 team) 2012–13 27 702 1,356,319 1,932 [171]
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 [172]
Polska Liga Koszykówki Basketball Poland 2011–12 14 276 535,559 1,940 [173]
Israeli Basketball League Basketball Israel 2013–14 12 172 320,400 1,780 [174]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

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 (FA Premier League, Football League Championship, Football League 1 and Football League 2) 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.

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  34. ^ 2013 NRL season
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