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More fun with numbers.. NFL Stats (People Per Seat) etc..

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
League Average 71088 3905718 55

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    
League Average 67549 68170 95

 

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.

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