Trying to put teams vs stadium vs attendance vs metro area into perspective isnt easy.
But I tried..
First off starting with Green Bay.. added Milwaukee metro to it for balance and they have shared a history with the Packers.
Using that reasoning.. added Baton Rouge to New Orleans (Since a LOT of New Orleans residents moved there after Katrina). THis balances those that left and went to San Antonio and other areas just outside the MSA of New Orleans but still are ticket holders/fans.
For Jacksonville I added Savannahs numbers (Being from Savannah myself.. I can tell you the city is definately a Jaguars city). That said Orlando/Dayton either city is about as close to Jacksonville as Savannah, but fans in those areas are mixed as they are between different florida teams so I didn't add them. While there isnt much between Savannah and Jacksonville except a long stretch of I-95 most of it 6-8 lanes (I Know as I drive it a couple times a year), anyway it felt right as a balance between the other areas surrounding Jacksonville.
Last but not least.. New England I added Boston and Rhode Island together since the stadium is closer to Rhode Island than Boston and as everyone knows everyone north of Conn is a Patriots fan (Reason they are the New England and not Boston Patriots anymore)
Also had to split New York into 2 as Well as San Fran / Oakland
The other issue I have.. is I REALLY wanted to add Orange County / LA to San Diego as they are closer than Milwaukee is to Green Bay. It's over an additional 16 MILLION people.. you would think that has to have some affect on tickets. But I didn't, as I know the two communites don't see eye to eye on virtually anything.
So with that all said here is my first attempt of the season.. hopefully this will keep the pundits off our back a little. I know of no better way to fight the uneducated than with the facts.
The 2009 MSA (Metro Statistical Area) numbers are from the Census bureau.
|Home teams||Stadium||Capacity||2009 MSA||PPL per Seat|
|Chicago Bears||Soldier Field||61,500||9,580,567||155.8|
|New York Jets||New Meadowlands Stadium (Div by 2)||82,566||9,534,898||115.5|
|New York Giants||New Meadowlands Stadium (Div by 2)||82,566||9,534,898||115.5|
|New England Patriots||Gillette Stadium (add RI)||68,756||7,288,680||106.0|
|Philadelphia Eagles||Lincoln Financial Field||69,144||5,968,252||86.3|
|Houston Texans||Reliant Stadium||71,500||5,867,489||82.1|
|Dallas Cowboys||Cowboys Stadium||80,000||6,447,615||80.6|
|Atlanta Falcons||Georgia Dome||71,228||5,475,213||76.9|
|Miami Dolphins||Sun Life Stadium||75,192||5,547,051||73.8|
|Arizona Cardinals||University of Phoenix Stadium||63,400||4,364,094||68.8|
|Detroit Lions||Ford Field||64,500||4,403,437||68.3|
|Washington Redskins||FedEx Field||91,704||5,476,241||59.7|
|San Diego Chargers||Qualcomm Stadium (add LA)||71,294||4,053,793||56.9|
|Minnesota Vikings||Humphrey Metrodome||64,121||3,269,814||51.0|
|Seattle Seahawks||Qwest Field||67,000||3,407,848||50.9|
|St. Louis Rams||Edward Jones Dome||66,965||2,828,990||42.2|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Raymond James Stadium||65,857||2,747,272||41.7|
|Baltimore Ravens||M&T Bank Stadium||71,008||2,690,886||37.9|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||Heinz Field||65,050||2,354,957||36.2|
|Oakland Raiders||Oakland Coliseum (Div by 2)||63,026||2,158,927||34.3|
|Denver Broncos||Invesco Field at Mile High||76,125||2,552,195||33.5|
|Cincinnati Bengals||Paul Brown Stadium||65,790||2,171,896||33.0|
|San Francisco 49ers||Candlestick Park (Div by 2)||70,207||2,158,927||30.8|
|Cleveland Browns||Cleveland Browns Stadium||73,200||2,091,286||28.6|
|Kansas City Chiefs||Arrowhead Stadium||77,000||2,067,585||26.9|
|Indianapolis Colts||Lucas Oil Stadium||66,153||1,743,658||26.4|
|Green Bay Packers||Lambeau Field (add Milwaukee)||72,928||1,886,783||25.9|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||EverBank Field||67,164||1,668,144||24.8|
|Carolina Panthers||Bank of America Stadium||73,778||1,745,524||23.7|
|Tennessee Titans||LP Field||69,143||1,582,264||22.9|
|New Orleans Saints||Louisiana Superdome||72,968||1,189,981||16.3|
|Buffalo Bills||Ralph Wilson Stadium||73,967||1,123,804||15.2|
So there you go..
As for attendance:
|Home teams||Stadium||2009 Avg Att||2010 avg att||% Capacity|
|Philadelphia Eagles||Lincoln Financial Field||69,144||69,144||102.3|
|Chicago Bears||Soldier Field||62,250||62,080||100.9|
|Seattle Seahawks||Qwest Field||67,392||67,044||100.1|
|New England Patriots||Gillette Stadium (add RI)||68,756||68,756||100|
|Tennessee Titans||LP Field||69,143||69,143||100|
|Houston Texans||Reliant Stadium||70,608||70,974||99.9|
|Washington Redskins||FedEx Field||84,794||90,670||98.9|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||Heinz Field||63,485||63,609||97.9|
|New Orleans Saints||Louisiana Superdome||70,105||70,051||96|
|Buffalo Bills||Ralph Wilson Stadium||70,128||69,295||94.8|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||EverBank Field||49,651||63,636||94.7|
|New York Jets||New Meadowlands Stadium (Div by 2)||78,701||78,127||94.7|
|New York Giants||New Meadowlands Stadium (Div by 2)||78,701||77,245||93.6|
|Kansas City Chiefs||Arrowhead Stadium||67,514||71,297||92.9|
|St. Louis Rams||Edward Jones Dome||55,237||52,440||80.3|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Raymond James Stadium||62,991||47,211||71.9|
|Dallas Cowboys||Cowboys Stadium||89,756|
|Denver Broncos||Invesco Field at Mile High||75,116|
|Miami Dolphins||Sun Life Stadium||67,542|
|Carolina Panthers||Bank of America Stadium||73,289|
|Cleveland Browns||Cleveland Browns Stadium||68,888|
|Green Bay Packers||Lambeau Field (add Milwaukee)||70,708|
|San Diego Chargers||Qualcomm Stadium (add LA)||67,543|
|Atlanta Falcons||Georgia Dome||68,173|
|Baltimore Ravens||M&T Bank Stadium||71,082|
|San Francisco 49ers||Candlestick Park (Div by 2)||69,732|
|Indianapolis Colts||Lucas Oil Stadium||66,549|
|Cincinnati Bengals||Paul Brown Stadium||64,004|
|Detroit Lions||Ford Field||49,395|
|Minnesota Vikings||Humphrey Metrodome||63,775|
|Arizona Cardinals||University of Phoenix Stadium||63,142|
|Oakland Raiders||Oakland Coliseum (Div by 2)||44,284|
Find it interesting that some teams are well over thier stadiums capacity.. (Hmmm lower "capacity" to avoid blackouts and covering seats maybe?) and some no matter what always report 100.0 not 99.7 not 95.6 not 102.1 but exactly 100.0. So how accurate these numbers truly are is probably up for debate. But they are something to go by.