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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.

A full house for an Australian rules football match, a regular occurrence at Subiaco Oval in Perth. The AFL, played at high-capacity cricket grounds, attracts the largest attendances of any domestic sporting leagues in Australia

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).

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Top 10 in total attendance

League Sport Country Season Games Average attendance Total attendance
Major League Baseball Baseball  United States (29 teams)
 Canada (1 team)
2009 &0000000000002430.0000002,430 &0000000000030338.00000030,338 &0000000073402524.00000073,402,524
NPB Baseball  Japan 2009 &0000000000000846.000000846 &0000000000025926.00000025,926 &0000000022399679.00000022,399,679
NBA Basketball  United States (29 teams)
 Canada (1 team)
2008–09 &0000000000001230.0000001,230 &0000000000017520.00000017,520 &0000000021549238.00000021,549,238
NHL Ice hockey  United States (24 teams)
 Canada (6 teams)
2008–09 &0000000000001230.0000001,230 &0000000000017460.00000017,460 &0000000021475223.00000021,475,223
NFL American football  United States 2009-10 &0000000000000256.000000256 &0000000000068240.00000068,240 &0000000017469552.00000017,469,552
Premier League Association football  England 2008–09 &0000000000000380.000000380 &0000000000035600.00000035,600 &0000000013527815.00000013,527,815
Bundesliga Association football  Germany 2008–09 &0000000000000306.000000306 &0000000000042565.00000042,565 &0000000013024890.00000013,024,890
La Liga Association football  Spain 2008–09 &0000000000000380.000000380 &0000000000029124.00000029,124 &0000000011067120.00000011,067,120
Football League Championship Association football  England 2008–09 &0000000000000552.000000552 &0000000000017891.00000017,891 &0000000009875832.0000009,875,832
Serie A Association football  Italy 2008–09 &0000000000000380.000000380 &0000000000025304.00000025,304 &0000000009615546.0000009,615,546

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)
National Football League American football United States 2007 32 &0000000000000256.000000256 &0000000017341012.00000017,341,012 &0000000000067738.00000067,738

[1]

Indian Premier League Cricket (Twenty20) India 2008 8 &0000000000000059.00000059 &0000000003422000.0000003,422,000 &0000000000058000.00000058,000 [A] [2]

[3]

Bundesliga Association football Germany 2008-09 18 &0000000000000306.000000306 &0000000012825811.00000012,825,811 &0000000000041914.00000041,914 [4]
Australian Football League Australian rules football Australia 2009 16 &0000000000000176.000000176 &0000000006370350.0000006,370,350 &0000000000036195.00000036,195 Regular season only.[5]
Premier League Association football England 2008-09 20 &0000000000000380.000000380 &0000000013527703.00000013,527,703 [B] &0000000000035599.00000035,599 [6]
Major League Baseball Baseball United States
(1 team in Canada)
2009 30 &0000000000002431.0000002,431 &0000000073418479.00000073,418,479 &0000000000030201.00000030,201 [7]
Canadian Football League Canadian Football Canada 2008 8 &0000000000000072.00000072 &0000000002100016.0000002,100,016 &0000000000029206.00000029,206 [8]
La Liga Association football Spain 2007-08 20 &0000000000000380.000000380 &0000000011067120.00000011,067,120 &0000000000029124.00000029,124 [9]
NPB Baseball Japan 2009 12 &0000000000000846.000000846 &0000000022399679.00000022,399,679 [C] &0000000000026477.00000026,477
Primera División de México Association football Mexico 2006-07 18 &0000000000000306.000000306 &Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ",".Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","7,766,000 &0000000000025379.00000025,379 TIGRES Sitio Oficial
Serie A Association football Italy 2008-09 20 &0000000000000380.000000380 &0000000009517100.0000009,517,100 &0000000000025045.00000025,045 [10]
Super 14 Rugby union New Zealand (5 teams)
South Africa (5 teams)
Australia (4 teams)
2008 14 &0000000000000094.00000094 &0000000002021376.0000002,021,376 &0000000000021504.00000021,504
Ligue 1 Association football France
(1 club in Monaco)
2008–09 20 &0000000000000380.000000380 &0000000007998827.0000007,998,827 &0000000000021050.00000021,050 [11]
Primera División Argentina Association football Argentina 2008 20 &0000000000000380.000000380 &0000000007936540.0000007,936,540 &0000000000020886.00000020,886 [12]
Eredivisie Association football Netherlands 2008-09 18 &0000000000000306.000000306 &0000000006067288.0000006,067,288 &0000000000019827.00000019,827 [13]
J. League 1 Association football Japan 2008 18 &0000000000000306.000000306 &0000000005899063.0000005,899,063 &0000000000019278.00000019,278 [14]
KFC Twenty20 Big Bash Cricket Australia 2009-10 6 &0000000000000017.00000017 &0000000000308590.000000308,590 &0000000000018153.00000018,153 [15][1]
Football League Championship Association football England
(2 clubs in Wales)
2008-09 24 &0000000000000552.000000552 &0000000009875832.0000009,875,832 &0000000000017891.00000017,891 [16]
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Association football Brazil 2009 20 &0000000000000380.000000380 &0000000006494792.0000006,494,792 &0000000000017601.00000017,601 [2]
Chinese Super League Association football China 2009 16 &0000000000000240.000000240 &0000000003955626.0000003,955,626 &0000000000016482.00000016,482 [17]
National Rugby League Rugby league Australia
(1 club in New Zealand)
2009 16 &0000000000000192.000000192 &0000000003084481.0000003,084,481 &0000000000016065.00000016,065 Regular season only[3]
Major League Soccer Association football United States
(1 club in Canada)
2009 15 &0000000000000225.000000225 &Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ",".Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","3,608,359 &Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ",".Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","16,037 [18]
Bundesliga 2 Association football Germany 2008–09 18 &0000000000000306.000000306 &0000000004758337.0000004,758,337 &0000000000015550.00000015,550 [19]
Scottish Premier League Association football Scotland 2007-08 12 &0000000000000228.000000228 &0000000003400567.0000003,400,567 &0000000000014915.00000014,915 Football365.com
Turkish Super League Association football Turkey 2006-07 18 &0000000000000306.000000306 &0000000004301748.0000004,301,748 &0000000000014058.00000014,058 [10]
Russian Premier League Association football Russia 2008 16 &0000000000000240.000000240 &0000000003200240.0000003,200,240 &0000000000013334.00000013,334 [10]
A-League Association football Australia
(1 club in New Zealand)
2008-09 8 &0000000000000090.00000090 &0000000001166966.0000001,166,966 &0000000000012966.00000012,966 Regular season only [4]
Liga Indonesia Association football Indonesia 2007-08 18 &0000000000000306.000000306 &0000000003835098.0000003,835,098 &0000000000012533.00000012,533 Periodismo de fútbol internacional
Top 14 Rugby union France 2008–09 14 &0000000000000182.000000182 &0000000002203526.0000002,203,526 &0000000000012107.00000012,107 [20]
Algerian Championnat National Association football Algeria 2007-08 18 &0000000000000306.000000306 &0000000003698928.0000003,698,928 &0000000000012088.00000012,088 Periodismo de fútbol internacional
Guinness Premiership Rugby union England 2008–09 12 &0000000000000132.000000132 &0000000001543920.0000001,543,920 &0000000000011786.00000011,786 [21]
Currie Cup Rugby union South Africa 2004 8 &0000000000011433.00000011,433 [5]
Jupiler League Association football Belgium 2007-08 18 &0000000000000306.000000306 &0000000003478914.0000003,478,914 &0000000000011369.00000011,369 [10]
K-League Association football South Korea 2009 15 &0000000000000210.000000210 &0000000002357460.0000002,357,460 &0000000000011226.00000011,226 calculated from match records in the K-League official site(In Korean)
Korea Baseball Organization Baseball South Korea 2009 8 &0000000000000481.000000481 &Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ",".Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","5,925,285 &Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ",".Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","11,138 Korea Baseball Organization
Swiss Super League Association football Switzerland 2007-08 10 &0000000000000180.000000180 &0000000001965060.0000001,965,060 &0000000000010917.00000010,917 [10]
Norwegian Premier League Association football Norway 2007 14 &0000000000000182.000000182 &0000000001899834.0000001,899,834 &0000000000010438.00000010,438 [10]
Portuguese Liga Association football Portugal 2008-09 16 &0000000000000240.000000240 &0000000002493658.0000002,493,658 &0000000000010390.00000010,390 [22]
V-League Association football Viet Nam 2009 12 &0000000000000182.000000182 &0000000000010326.00000010,326 Vietnam Football Federation
Allsvenskan Association football Sweden 2007 16 &0000000000000182.000000182 &0000000001866956.0000001,866,956 &0000000000010258.00000010,258 [10]
KFC Twenty20 Big Bash Cricket Australia 2008-09 6 &0000000000000017.00000017 &0000000000172935.000000172,935 &0000000000010172.00000010,172 [23]
Categoría Primera A Association football Colombia 2009 18 &0000000000000214.000000214 &Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ",".Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","2,082,862 &0000000000009733.0000009,733 Futbol Colambiano
United Football League American football United States 2009 4 &0000000000000012.00000012 &0000000000116132.000000116,132 &0000000000009678.0000009,678 [24]
Speedway Ekstraliga Motorcycle speedway Poland 2005 8 &0000000000000068.00000068 &0000000000650500.000000650,500 &0000000000009566.0000009,566
Austrian Bundesliga Association football Austria 2007-08 10 &0000000000000180.000000180 &0000000001680840.0000001,680,840 &0000000000009338.0000009,338 [10]
Super League Rugby league England
(1 club in France,
1 club in Wales)
2009 14 &0000000000000202.000000202[25] &0000000001792536.0000001,792,536 &0000000000009336.0000009,336 Match reports at official Super League site
Iranian Premier League Association football Iran 2008-09 18 &0000000000000305.000000305 &0000000002811000.0000002,811,000 &0000000000009216.0000009,216 IPLstats.com
Ukrainian Premier League Association football Ukraine 2006-07 16 &0000000000000240.000000240 &0000000002172480.0000002,172,480 &0000000000009052.0000009,052 [10]
Danish Superliga Association football Denmark 2008-09 12 &0000000000000198.000000198 &0000000001745172.0000001,745,172 &0000000000008814.0000008,814 european-football-statistics.co.uk
Ligue 2 Association football France 2008–09 20 &0000000000000380.000000380 &0000000003267769.0000003,267,769 &0000000000008599.0000008,599 [26]
Magners League Rugby union Ireland/Scotland/Wales 2008-09 10 &0000000000000090.00000090 &0000000000731328.000000731,328 &0000000000008126.0000008,126 Magners League
Segunda División Association football Spain 2007-08 22 &0000000000000462.000000462 &0000000003747744.0000003,747,744 &0000000000008112.0000008,112 [10]
Football League One Association football England 2008-09 24 &0000000000000552.000000552 &0000000004594848.0000004,594,848 &0000000000008324.0000008,324 [6]
Super League Greece Association football Greece 2008-09 16 &0000000000000252.000000252 &0000000001920744.0000001,920,744 &0000000000007622.0000007,622 [10]
Premier Soccer League Association football South Africa 2008-09 16 &0000000000000240.000000240 &0000000001806249.0000001,806,249 &0000000000007526.0000007,526 ESPNsoccernet
Uzbek League Association football Uzbekistan 2009 16 &0000000000000240.000000240 &0000000001760659.0000001,760,659 &0000000000007336.0000007,336 UFF Official site
Orange Ekstraklasa Association football Poland 2007-08 16 &0000000000000240.000000240 &0000000001758960.0000001,758,960 &0000000000007329.0000007,329 [10]
Campeonato Brasileiro Série B Association football Brazil 2007 20 &0000000000000380.000000380 &0000000002678318.0000002,678,318 &0000000000007219.0000007,219 [7]
Air New Zealand Cup Rugby union New Zealand 2008 14 &0000000000000077.00000077 &0000000000554663.000000554,663 &0000000000007203.0000007,203 nzrugbyworld.com
J. League 2 Association football Japan 2008 15 &0000000000000315.000000315 &0000000002227570.0000002,227,570 &0000000000007072.0000007,072 J. League
Super League Malaysia Association football Malaysia 2008 14 &0000000000000182.000000182 &0000000001258348.0000001,258,348 &0000000000006914.0000006,914 Periodismo de fútbol internacional
Twenty20 Cup Cricket (Twenty20) England
(1 team in Wales)
2005 18 &0000000000000079.00000079 &0000000000544820.000000544,820 &0000000000006896.0000006,896 ecb.co.uk - small adjustment for apparent mathematical error
International League Baseball United States 2005 14 &0000000000001008.0000001,008 &0000000006687496.0000006,687,496 &0000000000006634.0000006,634 [8] and official site for number of games
Pacific Coast League Baseball United States 2005 16 &0000000000001145.0000001,145 &0000000007346408.0000007,346,408 &0000000000006415.0000006,415 [9] and official site for number of games
GNF 1 Association football Morocco 2007-08 16 &0000000000000240.000000240 &0000000001486800.0000001,486,800 &0000000000006195.0000006,195 GNF Stats
Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano Association football Bolivia 2008 12 &0000000000000122.000000122 &0000000000750056.000000750,056 &0000000000006148.0000006,148 Periodismo de fútbol internacional
Divizia A Association football Romania 2008-09 18 &0000000000000306.000000306 &0000000001849464.0000001,849,464 &0000000000006044.0000006,044 [10]
Serie B Association football Italy 2007-08 22 &0000000000000462.000000462 &0000000002784012.0000002,784,012 &0000000000006026.0000006,026 [10]
Primera División (Chile) Association football Chile 2009 18 &0000000000000329.000000329 &0000000001833853.0000001,833,853 &0000000000005574.0000005,574 www.football-lineups.com
Regionalliga Nord Association football Germany 2007-08 19 &0000000000000342.000000342 &0000000001864900.0000001,864,900 &0000000000005453.0000005,453 [10]
Czech Premier League Association football Czech Republic 2007-08 16 &0000000000000240.000000240 &0000000001235280.0000001,235,280 &0000000000005147.0000005,147 [10]
Texas League Baseball United States 2005 8 &0000000000000560.000000560 &0000000002834335.0000002,834,335 &0000000000005061.0000005,061 [11] and official site for number of games
Israeli Premier League Association football Israel 2008–09 12 &0000000000000198.000000198 &0000000001050390.0000001,050,390 &0000000000005305.0000005,305 [10]
Rugby Pro D2 Rugby union France 2008–09 16 &0000000000000240.000000240 &0000000001103050.0000001,103,050 &0000000000004596.0000004,596 [27]
USL First Division Association football United States/Canada 2007 11 &0000000000000168.000000168 &0000000000783999.000000783,999 &0000000000004420.0000004,420 kenn.com
Eastern League Baseball United States 2005 12 &0000000000000852.000000852 &0000000003944195.0000003,944,195 &0000000000004629.0000004,629 [12] and official site for number of games
Major League Lacrosse Field Lacrosse United States 2008 10 &0000000000000060.00000060 &0000000000270942.000000270,942 &0000000000004515.0000004,515 Pointstreak.com
Kazakhstan Super League Association football Kazakhstan 2004-05 16 &0000000000000240.000000240 &0000000001049760.0000001,049,760 &0000000000004374.0000004,374 [10]
Top League Rugby Union Japan 2004-05 14 &0000000000000066.00000066 &0000000000287788.000000287,788 &0000000000004360.0000004,360 Top League
China League One Association football China 2009 13 &0000000000000156.000000156 &0000000000671793.000000671,793 &0000000000004306.0000004,306 [28]
Russian First Division Association football Russia 2007 22 &0000000000000462.000000462 &0000000001943690.0000001,943,690 &0000000000004207.0000004,207 rsssf
Football League Two Association football England 2008-09 24 &0000000000000552.000000552 &0000000002631936.0000002,631,936 &0000000000004768.0000004,768 [13]
Pioneer League Baseball United States 2005 8 &0000000000000152.000000152 &0000000000616332.000000616,332 &0000000000004055.0000004,055 [14] and official site for number of games
Campeonato Brasileiro Série C Association football Brazil 2007 64 &0000000000000392.000000392 &0000000001512567.0000001,512,567 &0000000000003929.0000003,929 [15]
Northern League Baseball United States/Canada 2005 6 &0000000000000373.000000373 &0000000001465320.0000001,465,320 &0000000000003928.0000003,928 Northern League
Mexican Pacific League Baseball Mexico 2005 8 &0000000000000864.000000864&Expression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operator-1.000000 &0000000000322958.000000322,958 &0000000000003844.0000003,844 msl.com.my
SANFL Australian rules football Australia 2008 9 &0000000000000102.000000102 &0000000000362209.000000362,209 &0000000000003773.0000003,773 [16]
CPBL Baseball Taiwan 2009 &0000000000000004.0000004 &0000000000000240.000000240 &0000000000898278.000000898,278 &0000000000003742.0000003,742 zxc22.idv.tw
Midwest League Baseball United States 2005 14 &0000000000000977.000000977 &0000000003486775.0000003,486,775 &0000000000003569.0000003,569 [17] and official site for number of games
Southern League Baseball United States 2005 &0000000000000687.000000687 &0000000002416231.0000002,416,231 &0000000000003517.0000003,517 [18] and official site for number of games
New York - Penn League Baseball United States 2005 &0000000000000528.000000528 &0000000001789962.0000001,789,962 &0000000000003390.0000003,390 [19] and official site for number of games
Eerste Divisie Association football Netherlands 2008-09 20 &0000000000000380.000000380 &0000000001279278.0000001,279,278 &0000000000003367.0000003,367 [13]
South Atlantic League Baseball United States 2005 16 &0000000000001098.0000001,098 &0000000003541992.0000003,541,992 &0000000000003225.0000003,225 [20] and official site for number of games
County Cricket Championships Cricket England/Wales 2005 &0000000000000144.000000144 &0000000000462919.000000462,919 &0000000000003215.0000003,215 [Wisden 2006]
Poland II Liga Association football Poland 2007-08 &0000000000000305.000000305 &0000000000965935.000000965,935 &0000000000003167.0000003,167 [10]
Prva HNL Association football Croatia 2006-07 &0000000000000198.000000198 &0000000000598158.000000598,158 &0000000000003021.0000003,021 [10]Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Corgoň Liga Association football Slovakia 2008-09 &0000000000000216.000000216 &0000000000649944.000000649,944 &0000000000003009.0000003,009 [10]
Veikkausliiga Association football Finland 2007 &0000000000000182.000000182 &0000000000541632.000000541,632 &0000000000002976.0000002,976 [10]
Northwest League Baseball United States/Canada 2005 &0000000000000304.000000304 &0000000000879738.000000879,738 &0000000000002894.0000002,894 [21] and official site for number of games
Bulgarian A Professional Football Group Association football Bulgaria 2008-09 &0000000000000240.000000240 &0000000000686880.000000686,880 &0000000000002862.0000002,862 [10]
Carolina League Baseball United States 2005 &0000000000000561.000000561 &0000000001589346.0000001,589,346 &0000000000002833.0000002,833 [22] and official site for number of games
Arany Aszok Liga Association football Hungary 2008-09 &0000000000000240.000000240 &0000000000678240.000000678,240 &0000000000002826.0000002,826 european-football-statistics.co.uk
Cyprus A Division Association football Cyprus 2007-08 &0000000000000182.000000182 &0000000000498316.000000498,316 &0000000000002738.0000002,738 [10]
Jelen SuperLiga Association football Serbia 2008-09 &0000000000000192.000000192 &0000000000519948.000000519,948 &0000000000002851.0000002,851 european-football-statistics.co.uk
[23]
Regionalliga Süd Association football Germany 2007-08 18 &0000000000000306.000000306 &0000000000775651.000000775,651 &0000000000002535.0000002,535 [24]
Belarusian Premier League Association football Belarus 2007 16 &0000000000000240.000000240 &0000000000594000.000000594,000 &0000000000002475.0000002,475 [10]
Scottish Football League First Division Association football Scotland 2007-08 &0000000000000180.000000180 &0000000000431984.000000431,984 &0000000000002400.0000002,400 Football365.com
Albanian First Division Association football Albania 2003-04 10 &0000000000002366.0000002,366 [10]
WAFL Australian rules football Australia 2008 9 &0000000000000094.00000094 &0000000000219205.000000219,205 &0000000000002332.0000002,332 [25]
California League Baseball United States 2005 &0000000000000698.000000698 &0000000001580563.0000001,580,563 &0000000000002264.0000002,264 [26] and official site for number of games
BiH Premijer Liga A Association football Bosnia and Herzegovina 2006-07 16 &0000000000000240.000000240 &0000000000536880.000000536,880 &0000000000002237.0000002,237 [10]
Malaysia Premier League Association football Malaysia 2005 &0000000000000168.000000168 &0000000000372624.000000372,624 &0000000000002218.0000002,218 msl.com.my
Superettan Association football Sweden 2006 &0000000000000168.000000168 &0000000000353640.000000353,640 &0000000000002105.0000002,105 [27]
League of Ireland Premier Division Association football Ireland 2009 10 &Expression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operator-1.000000 &Expression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operator-1.000000 &0000000000002044.0000002,044 european-football-statistics.co.uk
Nationwide Conference Association football England
(1 club in Wales)
2004-05 &0000000000000462.000000462 &0000000000913898.000000913,898 &0000000000001978.0000001,978 ESPN Soccernet
Co-operative Championship Rugby league England
(1 team in France)
2009 11 &0000000000000116.000000116 &0000000000217165.000000217,165 &0000000000001872.0000001,872 Games except for Grand Final: Rugby Football League
Grand Final: [29]
Frontier League Baseball United States 2005 &0000000000000561.000000561 &0000000001038333.0000001,038,333 &0000000000001851.0000001,851 Frontier League
S-League Association football Singapore 2008 12 &0000000000000198.000000198 &0000000000365233.000000365,233 &0000000000001844.0000001,844 / Kallangroar.com
National Division One[D] Rugby union England 2008-09 16 &0000000000000246.000000246 &0000000000411214.000000411,214 &0000000000001742.0000001,742 [28]
Russian Second Division Association football Russia 2006 &0000000000001311.0000001,311 &0000000002215310.0000002,215,310 &0000000000001690.0000001,690 rsssf
USL 2nd Division Association football United States (1 team in Bermuda) 2005 &0000000000000090.00000090 &0000000000144027.000000144,027 &0000000000001600.0000001,600 kenn.com
Azerbaijan Premier League Association football Azerbaijan 2006-07 13 &0000000000000144.000000144 &0000000000225216.000000225,216 &0000000000001564.0000001,564 [10]
Super 10 (Italian premiership) Rugby union Italy 2006-07 &0000000000000094.00000094 &0000000000135708.000000135,708 &0000000000001443.0000001,443 Official site
Superpesis Pesäpallo Finland 2008 12 &0000000000000144.000000144 &0000000000206441.000000206,441 &0000000000001434.0000001,434 [29]
First Macedonian Football League Association football Macedonia 2006-07 12 &0000000000000198.000000198 &0000000000280764.000000280,764 &0000000000001418.0000001,418 [10]
Allsvenskan Bandy Sweden 2007-08 &0000000000000112.000000112 &0000000000150528.000000150,528 &0000000000001344.0000001,344 [30]
Florida State League Baseball United States 2005 12 &0000000000000810.000000810 &0000000000986771.000000986,771 &0000000000001218.0000001,218 [31] and official site for number of games
Landsbankadeildin Association football Iceland 2007 &0000000000000090.00000090 &0000000000119644.000000119,644 &0000000000001329.0000001,329 [32]
Slovenian PrvaLiga Association football Slovenia 2008-09 &0000000000000180.000000180 &0000000000215820.000000215,820 &0000000000001199.0000001,199 [10]
Montenegrin First League Association football Montenegro 2008-09 &0000000000000110.000000110 &0000000000115720.000000115,720 &0000000000001052.0000001,052 [10]
Scottish Football League Second Division Association football Scotland 2007-08 10 &0000000000000180.000000180 &0000000000173158.000000173,158 &0000000000000962.000000962 Football365.com
Appalachian League Baseball United States 2005 10 &0000000000000334.000000334 &0000000000311484.000000311,484 &0000000000000933.000000933 [33] and official site for number of games
A Lyga Association football Lithuania 2008 8 &0000000000000112.000000112 &0000000000102928.000000102,928 &0000000000000919.000000919 [10]
Shikoku-Kyūshū Island League Baseball Japan 2009 6 &0000000000000240.000000240 &0000000000187680.000000187,680 &0000000000000782.000000782 [34]
National League Two Rugby league England 2006 12 &0000000000000132.000000132 &0000000000086173.00000086,173 &0000000000000653.000000653 [35]
National Division Two[E] Rugby union England 2008-2009 14 &0000000000000185.000000185 &0000000000097037.00000097,037 &0000000000000525.000000525 [36]
Scottish Football League Third Division Association football Scotland
(1 club in England)
2007-08 10 &0000000000000180.000000180 &0000000000087220.00000087,220 &0000000000000485.000000485 Football365.com
Rugby Union National League 3 (South) Rugby union England 2008-09 14 &0000000000000192.000000192 &0000000000070323.00000070,323 &0000000000000366.000000366 [37]
Welsh Premier League Association football Wales
(1 club in England)
2008-09 18 &0000000000000306.000000306 &0000000000081988.00000081,988 &0000000000000289.000000289 Full 15 year history at welsh-premier.com (independent)
Rugby Union National League 3 (North) Rugby union England 2008-09 14 &0000000000000190.000000190 &0000000000043454.00000043,454 &0000000000000229.000000229 [38]

Indoor Sports

League Sport Country Season # of Teams Games Total attendance Average attendance Source
NBA Basketball United States (29 teams); Canada (1 team) 2008-09 30 &0000000000001230.0000001,230 &0000000021389899.00000021,389,899 &0000000000017390.00000017,390 [30]
NHL Ice hockey United States (24 teams); Canada (6 teams) 2007-08 30 &0000000000001230.0000001,230 &0000000021236255.00000021,236,255 &0000000000017265.00000017,265 [31]
Arena Football League Arena football United States 2007 &0000000000000144.000000144 &0000000001887054.0000001,887,054 &0000000000012415.00000012,415 ArenaFan
National Lacrosse League Indoor lacrosse United States (9 teams); Canada (3 teams) 2008 12 &0000000000000096.00000096 &0000000001005633.0000001,005,633 &0000000000010475.00000010,475 [39]
WNBA Women's basketball United States 2009 13 &0000000000000221.000000221 &0000000001776654.0000001,776,654 &0000000000008039.0000008,039 [40]
Liga ACB Basketball Spain 2006-07 18 &0000000000000336.000000336 &0000000002272368.0000002,272,368 &0000000000006763.0000006,763 Official site
Philippine Basketball Association Basketball Philippines 2005-06 &0000000000000219.000000219 &0000000000737782.000000737,782[F] &0000000000006647.0000006,647 PBA.ph
Elitserien Ice hockey Sweden 2006-07 12 &0000000000000330.000000330 &0000000002064204.0000002,064,204 &0000000000006255.0000006,255 stats.swehockey.se
Euroleague[G] Basketball Europe 2005-06 24 &0000000000000227.000000227 &0000000001348607.0000001,348,607 &0000000000005941.0000005,941 euroleague.net
Deutsche Eishockey Liga Ice hockey Germany 2008–09 16 &0000000000000416.000000416 &0000000002440815.0000002,440,815 &0000000000005867.0000005,867 [32]
Kontinental Hockey League Ice hockey Russia (22 teams); Belarus (1 team); Latvia (1 team) 2008–09 24 &0000000000000672.000000672 &0000000003885000.0000003,885,000 &0000000000005781.0000005,781 [41]
Nationalliga A Ice hockey Switzerland 2004-05 &0000000000000264.000000264 &0000000001450591.0000001,450,591 &0000000000005495.0000005,495
American Hockey League Ice hockey United States (26 teams); Canada (3 teams) 2006-07 &0000000000001080.0000001,080 &0000000005909687.0000005,909,687 &0000000000005472.0000005,472 mib.org/~lennier/hockey/
Czech Extraliga Ice hockey Czech Republic 2004-05 &0000000000000364.000000364 &0000000001826507.0000001,826,507 &0000000000005018.0000005,018
SM-liiga Ice hockey Finland 2006-07 &0000000000000364.000000364 &0000000001677494.0000001,677,494 &0000000000004957.0000004,957
af2 Arena football United States 2005 &0000000000000147.000000147 &0000000000716422.000000716,422 &0000000000004873.0000004,873 arenafan.com
Western Hockey League Ice hockey Canada (17 teams); United States (5 teams) 2006-07 22 &0000000000000753.000000753 &0000000003519007.0000003,519,007 &0000000000004673.0000004,673 [42]
Handball Bundesliga Handball Germany 2005-06 &0000000000000306.000000306 &0000000001390158.0000001,390,158 &0000000000004543.0000004,543 Handball Bundesliga
Central Hockey League Ice hockey United States 2007-08 &0000000000000544.000000544 &0000000002164657.0000002,164,657 &0000000000003979.0000003,979 mib.org/~lennier/hockey/
pointstreak.com
MISL Indoor soccer United States 2007-08 &0000000000000240.000000240 &0000000001100000.0000001,100,000 &0000000000004577.0000004,577 kenn.com
ECHL Ice hockey United States (24 teams); Canada (1 team) 2006-07 25 &0000000000000900.000000900 &0000000003752804.0000003,752,804 &0000000000004170.0000004,170 mib.org/~lennier/hockey/
Ontario Hockey League Ice hockey Canada (17 teams); United States (3 teams) 2006-07 20 &0000000000000679.000000679 &0000000002670267.0000002,670,267 &0000000000003933.0000003,933 [43]
Lega Basket Serie A Basketball Italy 2008–09 16 &0000000000000240.000000240 &0000000000926910.000000926,910 &0000000000003862.0000003,862 [33]
National Basketball League[H] Basketball Australia (12 clubs); New Zealand (1 club); Singapore (1 club) 2004-05 14 &0000000000000176.000000176 &0000000000644976.000000644,976 &0000000000003665.0000003,665 NBL official site
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Ice hockey Canada (17 teams); United States (1 team) 2006-07 18 &0000000000000630.000000630 &0000000002268508.0000002,268,508 &0000000000003601.0000003,601 [44]
International Hockey League Ice hockey United States 2007-08 &0000000000000228.000000228 &0000000000774387.000000774,387 &0000000000003396.0000003,396 mib.org/~lennier/hockey
pointstreak.com
Basketball Bundesliga Basketball Germany 2006-07 &0000000000000289.000000289 &0000000001031096.0000001,031,096 &0000000000003370.0000003,370 BBL official site
Austrian Hockey League Ice hockey Austria (7 teams); Slovenia (2 teams); Hungary (1 team) 2008-09 10 &0000000000000310.000000310 &0000000000907740.000000907,740 &0000000000002928.0000002,928 [45]
United States Hockey League Ice hockey United States 2006-07 &0000000000000360.000000360 &0000000001051897.0000001,051,897 &0000000000002921.0000002,921 [34]
Southern Professional Hockey League Ice hockey United States 2007-08 &0000000000000182.000000182 &0000000000540477.000000540,477 &0000000000002969.0000002,969 mib.org/~lennier/hockey/
pointstreak.com
Slovak Extraliga Ice hockey Slovakia 2004-05 &0000000000000270.000000270 &0000000000766816.000000766,816 &0000000000002840.0000002,840
Lega Pallavolo Serie A Volleyball Italy 2005-06 &0000000000000187.000000187 &0000000000469799.000000469,799 &0000000000002512.0000002,512 Serie A Volleyball official site
HockeyAllsvenskan Ice hockey Sweden 2006-07 &0000000000000360.000000360 &0000000000679156.000000679,156 &0000000000001887.0000001,887 [46]
Oddset Ligaen Ice hockey Denmark 2007-08 &0000000000000266.000000266 &0000000000407972.000000407,972 &0000000000001534.0000001,534 [47]
UPC Ligaen Ice hockey Norway 2005-06 &0000000000000247.000000247 &0000000000329768.000000329,768 &0000000000001335.0000001,335 hockey.no
Pro A Volleyball Volleyball France 2005-06 &0000000000000182.000000182 &0000000000213678.000000213,678 &0000000000001174.0000001,174 [48]
Italian Rink Hockey League Rink hockey Italy 2007-08 &0000000000000182.000000182 &0000000000115000.000000115,000 &0000000000000632.000000632 [49]
Norwegian Premier League Handball Norway 2005-06 &0000000000000132.000000132 &0000000000058958.00000058,958 &0000000000000447.000000447 handball.no

Notes

  • A  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.
  • 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 8, with seven in Australia and one in New Zealand.

See also

References

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  2. ^ The Independent (=2008-01-04). "IPL Final: Visionaries rejoice as India's Twenty20 proves a massive hit". http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/cricket/ipl-final-visionaries-rejoice-as-indias-twenty20-proves-a-massive-hit-837726.html. 
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