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2011 Attendance - New TV Rules - The tarps and 85% rule

Another year, another dead zone, and more talk of the Jags to LA ( By sloppy journalists that apparently are either uneducated in teh facts, don't understand what "Fact checking" is all about, or have a grudge..) but I digress.

With the new TV rules and Memo to the league in regards to an LA moves.. I figured it was time for our annual update on the Jaguars, Attendance, and a basic overall comparison to the rest of the league.

First the undeniable facts:

RK

TEAM

Games

Total

2011 Att

Stadium

% Stadium

Market Size

Mkt Rank

Mkt Att %

1

New Orleans

8

584,336

73,042

72,968

100.10%

1,189,981

32

6.14%

2

Tennessee

8

553,144

69,143

69,143

100.00%

1,582,264

31

4.37%

3

Carolina

8

578,342

72,292

73,778

97.99%

1,745,524

28

4.14%

*

Jacksonville

8

498,655

65,337

76,867

85.00%

1,668,144

30

3.92%

4

Green Bay

8

564,097

70,512

72,928

96.69%

1,886,783

27

3.74%

5

Jacksonville

8

498,655

62,331

67,164

92.80%

1,668,144

30

3.74%

6

Indianapolis

8

518,627

64,828

66,153

98.00%

1,743,658

29

3.72%

7

Kansas City

8

576,659

72,082

77,000

93.61%

2,067,585

26

3.49%

8

San Francisco

8

557,856

69,732

70,207

99.32%

2,158,927

23 (T)

3.23%

9

Cleveland

8

526,874

65,859

73,200

89.97%

2,091,286

25

3.15%

10

Denver

8

602,618

75,327

76,125

98.95%

2,552,195

20

2.95%

11

Oakland

8

473,938

59,242

63,026

94.00%

2,158,927

23 (T)

2.74%

12

Pittsburgh

8

504,279

63,034

65,050

96.90%

2,354,957

21

2.68%

13

Baltimore

8

569,792

71,224

71,008

100.30%

2,690,886

19

2.65%

14

Cincinnati

8

394,009

49,251

65,790

74.86%

2,171,896

22

2.27%

15

Tampa Bay

7

396,300

56,614

65,857

85.97%

2,747,272

18

2.06%

16

St. Louis

8

451,153

56,394

66,965

84.21%

2,828,990

17

1.99%

17

Seattle

8

531,311

66,413

67,000

99.12%

3,407,848

15

1.95%

18

Minnesota

8

502,529

62,816

64,121

97.96%

3,269,814

16

1.92%

19

San Diego

8

523,143

65,392

71,294

91.72%

4,053,793

14

1.61%

20

Detroit

8

509,940

63,742

64,500

98.82%

4,403,437

12

1.45%

21

Arizona

8

489,455

61,181

63,400

96.50%

4,364,094

13

1.40%

22

Washington

8

615,368

76,921

91,704

83.88%

5,476,241

10

1.40%

23

Dallas

8

684,096

85,512

80,000

106.89%

6,447,615

5

1.33%

24

Atlanta

8

551,892

68,986

71,228

96.85%

5,475,213

11

1.26%

25

Houston

8

571,969

71,496

71,500

99.99%

5,867,489

8

1.22%

26

Philadelphia

8

553,152

69,144

69,144

100.00%

5,968,252

7

1.16%

27

Miami

8

487,089

60,886

75,192

80.97%

5,547,051

9

1.10%

28

Buffalo

7

438,864

62,694

73,967

84.76%

6,223,804

6

1.01%

29

New England

8

550,048

68,756

68,756

100.00%

7,288,680

4

0.94%

30

NY Giants

8

635,800

79,475

82,566

96.26%

9,534,898

2 (T)

0.83%

31

NY Jets

8

631,888

78,986

82,566

95.66%

9,534,898

2 (T)

0.83%

32

Chicago

8

497,166

62,145

61,500

101.05%

9,580,567

1

0.65%

* How the Market Size was generated that was at : http://www.bigcatcountry.com/2010/9/14/1689736/more-nfl-facts-and-figures

IF your interested in all the 2011 and 2010 stats: http://www.tinyurl.com/jaxatt2

In this case I have gone over a lot of that stuff already. In this years report we are going to look at the new rules and Market attendance..

Currently our stadium occupancy is at 92.5% and we are the 21st Largest stadium in the league, in the 30th largest market*.

If Kahn were to remove the covers we would become the 7th largest stadium, and be at only 81% capacity. The only team lower than that is Miami, and would put us in the company of the Miami, Washington, Tampa Bay, and St. Louis.

We would have to have an average attendance of 65,337 to hit the 85% if Kahn were to willing to push it and make Jacksonville fill the larger stadium. Which at an additional 3,000 tickets, isn't that hard of a reach and would remove the stigma the tarps have caused.

To wrap this up real quick, should point out the smallest market teams have proven you can fill a large stadium with a small market. Of course in the case of New Orleans and Green Bay, it was with winning consistently.

Other small markets (Carolina and Tennessee) have done it with PSA.. so even if no one was in the stands, they would be sold out.

Since its too late for the later, I guess we will fill the stadium the old fashioned way.. Start winning games in January and Feburary.

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