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NBA Attendance 2005-06 to 2015-16

Major-Leagues.com tracks attendance statistics to measure the health of a sports league’s live, in-person game experience. This post pertains to the National Basketball Association’s reported attendance records from 2005-06 to 2015-16.

The National Basketball Association reached a peak Total Attendance of 21.95 million in 2015-16 demonstrating a continued increase in popularity. Attendance has steady increased since 2007-08. Average Attendance is 699 attendees more per game since the 2007-08 low.

 

Season # of Teams Team Change Games Games Change Total Attendance TA Change Average Attendance AA Change Source
2005-06 30 (29 USA 1 CAN) 0.000 1,230 0.000 21,586,804 0.000 17,550 0.000 http://www.apbr.org/attendance.html
2006-07 30 (29 USA 1 CAN) 0 1,230 0 21,841,480 1.180 17,757 1.180 http://www.apbr.org/attendance.html
2007-08 30 (29 USA 1 CAN) 0 1,230 0 21,369,686 -2.160 17,374 -2.160 http://www.apbr.org/attendance.html
2008-09 30 (29 USA 1 CAN) 0 1,230 0 21,528,650 0.740 17,503 0.740 http://www.apbr.org/attendance.html
2009-10 30 (29 USA 1 CAN) 0 1,230 0 21,094,015 -2.020 17,150 2.020 http://www.apbr.org/attendance.html
2010-11 30 (29 USA 1 CAN) 0 1,230 0 21,305,573 1.000 17,321 1.000 http://www.apbr.org/attendance.html
2011-12 30 (29 USA 1 CAN) 0 990 -19.150 17,100,861 -19.700 17,274 -0.270 http://www.apbr.org/attendance.html
2012-13 30 (29 USA 1 CAN) 0 1,229 24.140 21,320,299 24.670 17,347 0.430 http://www.apbr.org/attendance.html
2013-14 30 (29 USA 1 CAN) 0 1,230 0.080 21,411,543 0.430 17,408 0.350 http://www.apbr.org/attendance.html
2014-15 30 (29 USA 1 CAN) 0 1,230 0 21,905,470 2.310 17,808 2.300 http://espn.go.com/nba/attendance/_/year/2015/sort/homeTotal
2015-16 30 (29 USA 1 CAN) 0 1,230 0 21,954,838 0.230 17,849 0.230 http://espn.go.com/nba/attendance/_/year/2016/sort/homeTotal
Season # of Teams Team Change Games Games Change Total Attendance TA Change Average Attendance AA Change Source
∑ = 13,289 ∑ = 232,419,219 ∑ = 5.820

 

NFL Attendance 2005-06 to 2015-16

Major-Leagues.com tracks attendance statistics to measure the health of a sports league’s live, in-person game experience. This post pertains to the National Football League’s reported attendance records from 2005-06 to 2015-16.

The National Football League reached a peak Total Attendance of 17.82 million in 2006-07. Attendance has remained below the peak set that year and is currently close to 480,000 attendees less. Average Attendance is 1,347 attendees less per game since the 2006-07 peak.

 

Season # of Teams Team Change Games Games Change Total Attendance TA Change Average Attendance AA Change Source
2005-06 32 USA 0.000 256 0.000 17,751,552.000 0.000 69,342 0.000 http://espn.go.com/nfl/attendance/_/year/2005
2006-07 32 USA 0.000 256 0.000 17,822,720.000 0.400 69,620 0.400 http://espn.go.com/nfl/attendance/_/year/2006
2007-08 32 USA 0.000 256 0.000 17,341,012.000 -2.700 67,738 -2.700 http://espn.go.com/nfl/attendance/_/year/2007
2008-09 32 USA 0.000 256 0.000 17,334,276.000 -0.040 68,264 0.780 http://espn.go.com/nfl/attendance/_/year/2008
2009-10 32 USA 0.000 256 0.000 17,469,552.000 0.780 68,240 -0.040 http://espn.go.com/nfl/attendance/_/year/2009
2010-11 32 USA 0.000 256 0.000 17,007,172.000 -2.650 66,953 -1.890 http://espn.go.com/nfl/attendance/_/year/2010
2011-12 32 USA 0.000 254 -0.780 17,124,389.000 0.690 67,357 0.600 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_National_Football_League_attendance_figures
2012-13 32 USA 0.000 254 0.000 17,177,943.000 0.310 67,559 0.300 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_National_Football_League_attendance_figures
2013-14 32 USA 0.000 253 -0.390 17,304,523.000 -0.740 68,338 1.150 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_National_Football_League_attendance_figures
2014-15 32 USA 0.000 255 0.790 17,294,811.000 -0.060 67,768 -0.830 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_National_Football_League_attendance_figures
2015-16 32 USA 0.000 255 0.000 17,342,667.000 0.280 68,273 0.750 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_National_Football_League_attendance_figures
Season # of Teams Team Change Games Games Change Total Attendance TA Change Average Attendance AA Change Source
∑ = 2,807 ∑ = 190,970,617.000 ∑ = -1.480

 

NHL Attendance 2005-06 to 2015-16

Major-Leagues.com tracks attendance statistics to measure the health of a sports league’s live, in-person game experience. This post pertains to the National Hockey League’s reported attendance records from 2005-06 to 2015-16.

The National Hockey League reached a peak Total Attendance of 21.63 million in 2013-14 following the work stoppage that took place the year before. Attendance has remained steady and is only 14,000 attendees less than the 2013-14 peak. Average Attendance is 145 attendees less per game since the 2013-14 peak.

 

Season # of Teams Team Change Games Games Change Total Attendance TA Change Average Attendance AA Change Source
2005-06 30 (24 USA 6 CAN) 0% 1,230 _1997 20,853,419 0.000% 16,954 0.000% http://www.mib.org/~lennier/hockey/leagueatt.cgi
2006-07 30 (24 USA 6 CAN) 0% 1,230 0% 20,861,782 0.040% 16,960 0.040% http://espn.go.com/nhl/attendance/_/year/2007
2007-08 30 (24 USA 6 CAN) 0% 1,230 0% 21,288,601 2.050% 17,307 2.050% http://espn.go.com/nhl/attendance/_/year/2008
2008-09 30 (24 USA 6 CAN) 0% 1,230 0% 21,495,541 0.970% 17,423 0.670% http://espn.go.com/nhl/attendance/_/year/2009
2009-10 30 (24 USA 6 CAN) 0% 1,230 0% 20,907,061 -2.740% 17,072 2.020% http://espn.go.com/nhl/attendance/_/year/2010
2010-11 30 (24 USA 6 CAN) 0% 1,222 0% 20,928,036 0.100% 17,122 0.290% http://espn.go.com/nhl/attendance/_/year/2011
2011-12 30 (23 USA 7 CAN) 0% 1,230 0% 21,470,155 2.590% 17,455 1.940% http://espn.go.com/nhl/attendance/_/year/2012
2012-13 30 (23 USA 7 CAN) 0% 720 -41% 12,758,849 -40.570% 17,720 1.520% http://espn.go.com/nhl/attendance/_/year/2013
2013-14 30 (23 USA 7 CAN) 0% 1,230 70% 21,632,489 69.550% 17,586 -0.750% http://espn.go.com/nhl/attendance/_/year/2014
2014-15 30 (23 USA 7 CAN) 0% 1,230 0% 21,528,192 -0.480% 17,502 -0.480% http://espn.go.com/nhl/attendance/_/year/2015
2015-16 30 (23 USA 7 CAN) 0% 1,230 0% 21,618,808 0.420% 17,575 0.420% http://espn.go.com/nhl/attendance/_/year/2016
Season # of Teams Team Change Games Games Change Total Attendance TA Change Average Attendance AA Change Source
∑ = 13,012 ∑ = 225,342,933 ∑ = 7.720

MLB Attendance 2006 to 2015


Major-Leagues.com tracks attendance statistics to measure the health of a sports league’s live, in-person game experience. This post pertains to Major League Baseball’s reported attendance records from 2006 to 2015.

Major League Baseball reached a peak Total Attendance of 79.5 million in 2007 and then suffered a significant drop in attendance since that time. As of 2015 the Total Attendance remains over 5.7 million attendees less than the 2007 peak. Average Attendance is 2,308 attendees less per game since the 2007 peak.

 

Season # of Teams Team Change Games Games Change Total Attendance TA Change Average Attendance AA Change Source
2006 30 (29 USA 1 CAN) 0% 2,420 0.000% 76,043,902 0.000% 31,423 0.000% http://espn.go.com/mlb/attendance/_/year/2006
2007 30 (29 USA 1 CAN) 0% 2,430 0.410% 79,502,524 4.550% 32,785 4.330% http://espn.go.com/mlb/attendance/_/year/2007
2008 30 (29 USA 1 CAN) 0% 2,416 -0.580% 78,614,880 -1.120% 32,539 -0.750% http://espn.go.com/mlb/attendance/_/year/2008
2009 30 (29 USA 1 CAN) 0% 2,431 0.620% 73,418,479 -6.610% 30,201 -7.190% http://espn.go.com/mlb/attendance/_/year/2009
2010 30 (29 USA 1 CAN) 0% 2,424 -0.290% 73,053,807 -0.500% 30,128 -0.240% http://espn.go.com/mlb/attendance/_/year/2010
2011 30 (29 USA 1 CAN) 0% 2,420 -0.170% 73,451,522 0.540% 30,352 0.740% http://espn.go.com/mlb/attendance/_/year/2011
2012 30 (29 USA 1 CAN) 0% 2,421 0.010% 74,859,268 1.920% 30,884 1.750% http://espn.go.com/mlb/attendance/_/year/2012
2013 30 (29 USA 1 CAN) 0% 2,426 0.020% 74,026,895 1.110% 30,504 1.230% http://espn.go.com/mlb/attendance/_/year/2013
2014 30 (29 USA 1 CAN) 0% 2,421 -0.020% 73,739,622 -0.390% 30,436 -0.220% http://espn.go.com/mlb/attendance/_/year/2014
2015 30 (29 USA 1 CAN) 0% 2,418 -0.010% 73,760,032 0.030% 30,477 0.130% http://espn.go.com/mlb/attendance/_/year/2015
Season # of Teams Team Change Games Games Change Total Attendance TA Change Average Attendance AA Change Source
 Total 24,227 750,470,931 -0.220

Sports League Season Years and Calendar Years

Definition of a League Season and Championship Year:

There can be some confusion defining what sports league season “year” is and how it relates to our standard twelve month calendar.

Some of the smaller sports leagues will have a season that runs a few months where the season start and championship finale take place within a single calendar year. The WNBA would be an example of this. Their year/season runs within the 12 month calendar year. Their 2006 season ran from May to August and can be easily identified as the “WNBA 2006 Season”. MLB has a longer season but it still begins begins and ends within the same calendar year.

Confusion can arise with those sports leagues that run from the fall, through the winter, into the spring like the NBA and NHL. The NBA and NHL both had games that started in the last quarter of 2005 and ran all the way into April of 2006. This is why they will hyphenate their seasons to be 2005-06.

Since we want to standardize what is an actual season between all of the various sports league. Does the 2005-2006 NBA season belong to the 2005 or 2006 calendar years?

Major-Leagues.com will be operating on the grounds that the calendar year in which a league plays most of its regular season belongs to that year and the championship is also named as that year. So the 2005-06 NBA season can be summarized as the “2006 NBA Season”. The 2010-11 NHL season will be identified as the “2011 NHL Season”.

The NFL plays 99%-100% of its regular season in the same calendar and the Super Bowl playoffs take place in the first two months of the new year’s calendar, it is the old year that we will be identified with. As the sole purpose of the regular season is to determine playoff qualifications and a run for the championship, the “2005 NFL Season” begins in 2005 and ends with the Super Bowl played in 2006.

Here is a the season/champion breakdown:

League Season Champion
MLB 2005 2005
NHL 2004-2005 2005
NFL 2005-2006 2005
NBA 2004-2005 2005

It seems to be a trivial point to get hung up on, but by clearly defining what a seasonal year is we will be able to track cities who win multiple cross-sport league championships.