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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. It is unlikely that any leagues with total attendances over 10 million are missing, but below that level the table is very incomplete at present.
Points to consider:
  • The correlation between revenue and attendance is quite weak. For example, the NFL is on a par with Major League Baseball financially despite having less than one quarter of the total attendance because it charges much higher ticket prices, has a larger television contract, and only plays 16 games per year per team, compared to the MLB's 162.
  • 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 Australian Football League (Aussie Rules).


Top 10 in total attendance (outdoor and indoor)

League Sport Country Season Games Average attendance Total attendance
Major League Baseball Baseball 29 teams in United Statesmarker / 1 team in Canadamarker 2008
NPB Baseball Japanmarker 2009
NBA Basketball 29 teams in United Statesmarker / 1 team in Canadamarker 2007-08
NHL Ice hockey 24 teams in United Statesmarker / 6 teams in Canadamarker 2007-08
AFL Australian Rules Football Australia 2008
NFL American Football United Statesmarker 2007
Premier League Association football Englandmarker 2008-09
Bundesliga Association football Germanymarker 2008-09
La Liga Association football Spainmarker 2008-09
Football League Championship Association football Englandmarker
(2 clubs in Walesmarker)
2008-09
Serie A Association football Italymarker 2008-09


Complete Table

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 stadia 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

League Sport Country Season # of Teams Games Total attendance Average
attendance
Source(s)
Southeastern Conference American football United Statesmarker 2008 NCAA Season 8

National Football League American football United Statesmarker 2007 32

Indian Premier League Cricket (Twenty20) Indiamarker 2008 8

UEFA Champions League Association football Europe 2007-08 32 european-football-statistics.co.uk
Bundesliga Association football Germanymarker 2008-09 18
Australian Football League Australian rules football Australia 2008 16
Premier League Association football Englandmarker 2008-09 20
Major League Baseball Baseball United Statesmarker
(1 team in Canadamarker)
2009 30
Canadian Football League Canadian Football Canadamarker 2008 8
La Liga Association football Spainmarker 2007-08 20
NPB Baseball Japanmarker 2009 12
Primera División de México Association football Mexicomarker 2007 (Clausura) 18 TIGRES Sitio Oficial
Serie A Association football Italymarker 2007-08 20
Egyptian Premier League Association football Egyptmarker 2008-09 16
Super 14 Rugby union New Zealandmarker (5 teams); South Africa (5 teams); Australia (4 teams) 2008 14
Ligue 1 Association football Francemarker
(1 club in Monacomarker)
2008–09 20
Primera División Argentina Association football Argentinamarker 2008 20
Football League Championship Association football Englandmarker
(2 clubs in Walesmarker)
2008-09 24 [471888]
Eredivisie Association football Netherlandsmarker 2008-09 18
J. League 1 Association football Japanmarker 2008 18

National Rugby League Rugby league Australia
(1 club in New Zealandmarker)
2009 16 [471889]
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Association football Brazilmarker 2008 20 [471890]
Chinese Super League Association football Chinamarker 2009 16
Major League Soccer Association football United Statesmarker
(1 club in Canadamarker)
2008 14
Bundesliga 2 Association football Germanymarker 2008–09 18
Scottish Premier League Association football Scotlandmarker 2007-08 12 Football365.com
Turkish Super League Association football Turkeymarker 2006-07 18
Russian Premier League Association football Russiamarker 2008 16
K-League Association football South Koreamarker 2008 14 calculated from match records in the K-League official site(In Korean)
A-League Association football Australia
(1 club in New Zealandmarker)
2008-09 8 calculated from match records in the A-League official site
Top 14 Rugby union Francemarker 2008–09 14
Guinness Premiership Rugby union Englandmarker 2008–09 12
Currie Cup Rugby union South Africa 2004 8 [471891]
Jupiler League Association football Belgiummarker 2007-08 18
Swiss Super League Association football Switzerlandmarker 2007-08 10
Norwegian Premier League Association football Norwaymarker 2007 14
Korea Baseball Organization Baseball South Koreamarker 2008 8 Korea Baseball Organization
Portuguese Liga Association football Portugalmarker 2008-09 16
V-League Association football Viet Nammarker 2009 12 Vietnam Football Federation

Allsvenskan Association football Swedenmarker 2007 16
KFC Twenty20 Big Bash Cricket Australia 2008-09 6
Speedway Ekstraliga Motorcycle speedway Polandmarker 2005 8
Austrian Bundesliga Association football Austriamarker 2007-08 10
Super League Rugby league Englandmarker
(1 club in Francemarker,
1 club in Walesmarker)

2009 14 Match reports at official Super League site
Iranian Premier League Association football Iranmarker 2008-09 18 IPLstats.com
Ukrainian Premier League Association football Ukrainemarker 2006-07 16
Danish Superliga Association football Denmarkmarker 2008-09 12 european-football-statistics.co.uk
Ligue 2 Association football Francemarker 2008–09 20
Magners League Rugby union Irelandmarker/Scotlandmarker/Walesmarker 2008-09 10 Magners League
Segunda División Association football Spainmarker 2007-08 22
Football League One Association football Englandmarker 2008-09 24 [471892]
Super League Greece Association football Greecemarker 2008-09 16
Premier Soccer League Association football South Africa 2008-09 16 ESPNsoccernet
Uzbek League Association football Uzbekistanmarker 2009 16 UFF Official site
Orange Ekstraklasa Association football Polandmarker 2007-08 16
Campeonato Brasileiro Série B Association football Brazilmarker 2007 20 [471893]
Air New Zealand Cup Rugby union New Zealandmarker 2008 14 nzrugbyworld.com
J. League 2 Association football Japanmarker 2008 15 J. League
Twenty20 Cup Cricket (Twenty20) Englandmarker
(1 team in Walesmarker)
2005 18 ecb.co.uk - small adjustment for apparent mathematical error
International League Baseball United Statesmarker 2005 14 [471894] and official site for number of games
Pacific Coast League Baseball United Statesmarker 2005 16 [471895] and official site for number of games
Divizia A Association football Romaniamarker 2008-09 18
Serie B Association football Italymarker 2007-08 22
Regionalliga Nord Association football Germanymarker 2007-08 19 [471896]
Czech Premier League Association football Czech Republicmarker 2007-08 16
Texas League Baseball United Statesmarker 2005 8 [471897] and official site for number of games
Israeli Premier League Association football Israelmarker 2008–09 12
Rugby Pro D2 Rugby union Francemarker 2008–09 16
USL First Division Association football United Statesmarker/Canadamarker 2007 11 kenn.com
Eastern League Baseball United Statesmarker 2005 12 [471898] and official site for number of games
Major League Lacrosse Field Lacrosse United Statesmarker 2008 10 Pointstreak.com
Kazakhstan Super League Association football Kazakhstanmarker 2004-05 16
Top League Rugby Union Japanmarker 2004-05 14 Top League
China League One Association football Chinamarker 2009 13
Russian First Division Association football Russiamarker 2007 22 rsssf
Football League Two Association football Englandmarker 2008-09 24 [471899]
Pioneer League Baseball United Statesmarker 2005 8 [471900] and official site for number of games
Campeonato Brasileiro Série C Association football Brazilmarker 2007 64 [471901]
Northern League Baseball United Statesmarker/Canadamarker 2005 6 Northern League
Mexican Pacific League Baseball Mexicomarker 2005 8 msl.com.my
SANFL Australian rules football Australia 2008 9 [471902]
CPBL Baseball Taiwanmarker 2009 zxc22.idv.tw
Midwest League Baseball United Statesmarker 2005 14 [471903] and official site for number of games
Southern League Baseball United Statesmarker 2005 [471904] and official site for number of games
New York - Penn League Baseball United Statesmarker 2005 [471905] and official site for number of games
Eerste Divisie Association football Netherlandsmarker 2008-09 20
South Atlantic League Baseball United Statesmarker 2005 16 [471906] and official site for number of games
County Cricket Championships Cricket Englandmarker/Walesmarker 2005 [Wisden 2006]
Poland II Liga Association football Polandmarker 2007-08
Prva HNL Association football Croatiamarker 2006-07 Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Corgoň Liga Association football Slovakiamarker 2008-09
Veikkausliiga Association football Finlandmarker 2007
Northwest League Baseball United Statesmarker/Canadamarker 2005 [471907] and official site for number of games
Bulgarian A Professional Football Group Association football Bulgariamarker 2008-09
Carolina League Baseball United Statesmarker 2005 [471908] and official site for number of games
Arany Aszok Liga Association football Hungarymarker 2008-09 european-football-statistics.co.uk
Cyprus A Division Association football Cyprusmarker 2007-08
Meridian Superliga Association football Serbiamarker 2006-07 european-football-statistics.co.uk
Regionalliga Süd Association football Germanymarker 2007-08 18 [471909]
Belarusian Premier League Association football Belarusmarker 2007 16
GNF 1 Association football Moroccomarker 2006-07 GNF Stats
Scottish Football League First Division Association football Scotlandmarker 2007-08 Football365.com
Albanian First Division Association football Albaniamarker 2003-04 10
WAFL Australian rules football Australia 2008 9 [471910]
California League Baseball United Statesmarker 2005 [471911] and official site for number of games
BiH Premijer Liga A Association football Bosnia and Herzegovinamarker 2006-07 16
Malaysia Premier League Association football Malaysiamarker 2005 msl.com.my
Superettan Association football Swedenmarker 2006 [471912]
Nationwide Conference Association football Englandmarker
(1 club in Walesmarker)
2004-05 ESPN Soccernet
Co-operative Championship Rugby league Englandmarker
(1 team in Francemarker)
2009 11 Games except for Grand Final: Rugby Football League
Grand Final:
Frontier League Baseball United Statesmarker 2005 Frontier League
S-League Association football Singaporemarker 2008 12 / Kallangroar.com
League of Ireland Premier Division Association football Republic of Irelandmarker
(1 team in Northern Irelandmarker)
2005 european-football-statistics.co.uk
National Division One Rugby union Englandmarker 2008-09 16 [471913]
Russian Second Division Association football Russiamarker 2006 rsssf
USL 2nd Division Association football United Statesmarker (1 team in Bermudamarker) 2005 kenn.com
Azerbaijan Premier League Association football Azerbaijanmarker 2006-07 13
Super 10 Rugby union Italymarker 2006-07 Official site
Superpesis Pesäpallo Finlandmarker 2008 12 [471914]
First Macedonian Football League Association football Macedoniamarker 2006-07 12
Allsvenskan Bandy Swedenmarker 2007-08 [471915]
Florida State League Baseball United Statesmarker 2005 12 [471916] and official site for number of games
Landsbankadeildin Association football Icelandmarker 2007 [471917]
Slovenian PrvaLiga Association football Sloveniamarker 2008-09
Montenegrin First League Association football Montenegromarker 2008-09
Scottish Football League Second Division Association football Scotlandmarker 2007-08 10 Football365.com
Appalachian League Baseball United Statesmarker 2005 10 [471918] and official site for number of games
A Lyga Association football Lithuaniamarker 2008
National League Two Rugby league Englandmarker 2006 [471919]
National Division Two Rugby union Englandmarker 2008-2009 14 [471920]
Scottish Football League Third Division Association football Scotlandmarker
(1 club in Englandmarker)
2007-08 10 Football365.com
Rugby Union National League 3 (South) Rugby union Englandmarker 2008-09 14 [471921]
Welsh Premier League Association football Walesmarker
(1 club in Englandmarker)
2008-09 Full 15 year history at welsh-premier.com (independent)
Rugby Union National League 3 (North) Rugby union Englandmarker 2008-09 14 [471922]


Indoor Sports

League Sport Country Season # of Teams Games Total attendance Average attendance Source
NBA Basketball United Statesmarker (29 teams); Canadamarker (1 team) 2008-09 30
NHL Ice hockey United Statesmarker (24 teams); Canadamarker (6 teams) 2007-08 30
Arena Football League Arena football United Statesmarker 2007 ArenaFan
National Lacrosse League Indoor lacrosse United Statesmarker (9 teams); Canadamarker (3 teams) 2008 12 [471923]
WNBA Women's basketball United Statesmarker 2009 13 [471924]
Liga ACB Basketball Spainmarker 2006-07 18 Official site
Philippine Basketball Association Basketball Philippinesmarker 2005-06 PBA.ph
Elitserien Ice hockey Swedenmarker 2006-07 12 stats.swehockey.se
Euroleague Basketball Europe 2005-06 24 euroleague.net
Deutsche Eishockey Liga Ice hockey Germanymarker 2008–09 16
Kontinental Hockey League Ice hockey Russiamarker (22 teams); Belarusmarker (1 team); Latviamarker (1 team) 2008–09 24 [471925]
Nationalliga A Ice hockey Switzerlandmarker 2004-05
American Hockey League Ice hockey United Statesmarker (26 teams); Canadamarker (3 teams) 2006-07 mib.org/~lennier/hockey/
Czech Extraliga Ice hockey Czech Republicmarker 2004-05
SM-liiga Ice hockey Finlandmarker 2006-07
af2 Arena football United Statesmarker 2005 arenafan.com
Western Hockey League Ice hockey Canadamarker (17 teams); United Statesmarker (5 teams) 2006-07 22 [471926]
Handball Bundesliga Handball Germanymarker 2005-06 Handball Bundesliga
Central Hockey League Ice hockey United Statesmarker 2007-08 mib.org/~lennier/hockey/

pointstreak.com
MISL Indoor soccer United Statesmarker 2007-08 kenn.com
ECHL Ice hockey United Statesmarker (24 teams); Canadamarker (1 team) 2006-07 25 mib.org/~lennier/hockey/
Ontario Hockey League Ice hockey Canadamarker (17 teams); United Statesmarker (3 teams) 2006-07 20 [471927]
Lega Basket Serie A Basketball Italymarker 2008–09 16
National Basketball League Basketball Australia (12 clubs); New Zealandmarker (1 club); Singaporemarker (1 club) 2004-05 14 NBL official site
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Ice hockey Canadamarker (17 teams); United Statesmarker (1 team) 2006-07 18 [471928]
International Hockey League Ice hockey United Statesmarker 2007-08 mib.org/~lennier/hockey

pointstreak.com
Basketball Bundesliga Basketball Germanymarker 2006-07 BBL official site
Austrian Hockey League Ice hockey Austriamarker 2008-09 10 [471929]
United States Hockey League Ice hockey United Statesmarker 2006-07
Southern Professional Hockey League Ice hockey United Statesmarker 2007-08 mib.org/~lennier/hockey/

pointstreak.com
Slovak Extraliga Ice hockey Slovakiamarker 2004-05
Lega Pallavolo Serie A Volleyball Italymarker 2005-06 Serie A Volleyball official site
HockeyAllsvenskan Ice hockey Swedenmarker 2006-07 [471930]
Oddset Ligaen Ice hockey Denmarkmarker 2007-08 [471931]
UPC Ligaen Ice hockey Norwaymarker 2005-06 hockey.no
Pro A Volleyball Volleyball Francemarker 2005-06 [471932]
Italian Rink Hockey League Rink hockey Italymarker 2007-08 [471933]
Norwegian Premier League Handball Norwaymarker 2005-06 handball.no


Notes

  • The 2009 season 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. In addition, an average attendance of 58,000 per match in India in 2008 has never been ratified by any official body and that figure is likely to be too high. Even if all 59 games had been sold out (and they were not), the average could not have been above 50,000.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The total attendance is for games held on Metro Manilamarker only in which almost all gamedates are doubleheaders, and ticket holders pay for both games.
  • Since the cited season, the Euroleague has expanded from 24 teams to 30.
  • Since the cited season, the NBL has shrunk from 14 teams to 8, with seven in Australia and one in New Zealand.


See also



References

  1. This figure is for regular-season games only.
  2. Football-lineups.com
  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008-09_KFC_Twenty20_Big_Bash
  4. This is the total number of matches during the season, including the play-offs. However, the total number of matchdays used in calculating the average attendance was 196. The reasons for the discrepancy are: * One match had no attendance reported and was thus ignored in the calculations. * One round of matches each year, known as Magic Weekend, is held at a special site; in 2009, it was Murrayfield in Edinburgh. Three matches were held consecutively on Saturday and an additional four on Sunday, with one ticket admitting the holder to all matches on a given day. Super League posted the attendance for each game on Magic Weekend as the number of tickets sold for that day's action.



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