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List of sports attendance figures

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An aerial view of the Melbourne Cricket Ground during the 1992 Cricket World Cup final with approximately 90,000 people.

This article lists the attendances of many sports competitions around the world, based in some cases on the number of tickets sold or given away, rather than people actually present. The list is exclusively field and arena ball sports.

Domestic professional leaguesEdit

Top 10 Leagues in total attendanceEdit

League Sport Country Season Games Average attendance Total attendance
Major League Baseball Baseball  United States /  Canada 2013 2,426 30,514[1] 74,026,895
Nippon Professional Baseball Baseball  Japan 2013 864 25,517[2] 22,047,491
National Hockey League Ice hockey  United States /  Canada 2011–12 1,230[Note 1] 17,455[3][Note 2] 21,470,155
National Basketball Association Basketball  United States /  Canada 2013–14 1,230 17,408[4] 21,411,543
National Football League American football  United States 2013 254 68,939[5][Note 3][6][7][8] 17,510,569
Premier League Association football  England /  Wales[Note 4] 2013–14 380 36,657 13,929,810[9]
Bundesliga Association football  Germany 2013–14 306 43,501[10] 13,311,300
La Liga Association football  Spain 2013–14 380 27,053 10,280,362[11]
Football League Championship Association football  England 2013–14 552 16,168 8,989,605[12]
Ligue 1 Association football  France 2013–14 380 18,386[13] 6,986,882

Top 10 Leagues in average attendanceEdit

League Sport Country Season Teams Games Total
attendance
Average
attendance
Source
National Football League American football  United States 2013 32 254 17,510,569 68,939 [5]
Bundesliga Association football  Germany 2013–14 18 306 13,311,300 43,501 [10]
Premier League Association football  England /  Wales 2013–14 20 380 13,929,810 36,657 [9]
Australian Football League Australian rules football  Australia 2013 18 207 6,926,380 33,461 [14]
Major League Baseball Baseball  United States /  Canada 2013 30 2,426 74,026,895 30,514 [1]
Canadian Football League Canadian football  Canada 2012 8 72 2,029,895 28,193 [15][Note 5]
La Liga Association football  Spain 2013–14 20 380 10,280,362 27,053 [11]
Liga MX Association football  Mexico 2010–11 18 306 7,905,999 25,837 [16]
Nippon Professional Baseball Baseball  Japan 2013 12 864 22,047,491 25,517 [2]
Ligue 1 Association football  France 2013–14 20 380 6,986,882 18,386 [13]

Highest attendance by sportEdit

Highest by Average Highest by Total
Sport League Country Average League Country Total
American Football National Football League United States 68,240 National Football League United States 17,469,552
Association Football Bundesliga Germany 42,565 Bundesliga Germany 13,811,075
Australian Football Australian Football League Australia 38,295 Australian Football League Australia 7,084,759
Baseball Major League Baseball United States and Canada 30,138 Major League Baseball United States and Canada 73,053,807
Basketball NBA United States and Canada 17,319 NBA United States and Canada 21,302,573
Canadian Football Canadian Football League Canada Canadian Football League Canada
Ice Hockey NHL United States and Canada 17,460 NHL United States and Canada 21,475,223
Rugby League National Rugby League Australia and New Zealand 17,367 National Rugby League Australia and New Zealand 3,490,778
Rugby Union Super Rugby Australia, New Zealand and South Africa 21,504 Super Rugby Australia, New Zealand and South Africa 2,021,376

Top leagues in recent domestic club championship event attendanceEdit

Inside Wembley Stadium
The annual UAAP Cheerdance Competition routinely sells out the Smart Araneta Coliseum, Southeast Asia's largest indoor arena.

This section lists the most recent attendances at annual championship events (single decider matches or the final match in a best-of series only) by total attendance, and includes domestic leagues and competitions. It has to be noted that the listed crowd figures are usually a reflection of a championship venue's capacity, as demand for these events is generally so high that any stadium or arena would be filled to capacity.

The method by which championship venue(s) are determined can indirectly affect the attendance of such a match.

In most competitions that use a best-of final series, each individual match typically takes place at one team's home venue. In the Philippine Basketball Association, a competition in which no team has its own home arena, most finals matches (including any that can potentially end a series) are held at Araneta Coliseum, the country's largest indoor sports venue.

In most competitions that have a one-off final, the site is determined well in advance. Some competitions have a permanent site for their finals. Two notable examples are the Australian Football League, whose Grand Final is always at the MCG, and the Gaelic Athletic Association, which holds its final matches in Gaelic football and hurling at Croke Park. Others determine the final venue anywhere from months to years before the event, such as the NFL, which determines the host of the Super Bowl more than three years in advance.

However, two transnational club events in rugby union (whose final attendances are listed in a separate table) use a very different system. In Super Rugby and the Pro12 (formerly Celtic League), the final is awarded to the finalist that finished higher in the league table during the regular season.

For the purposes of this table, "domestic" is defined to include leagues which are historically focused in one country, but may have teams in one or more nearby countries. Examples of this phenomenon include:

  • Of the six largest professional leagues in English-speaking North America, only the two gridiron football leagues—the NFL and CFL—operate on one side of the U.S.–Canada border. Of the four traditional "major leagues", only the NHL has more than one team in Canada; since 2011–12, it has 23 teams in the U.S. and seven in Canada. Major League Soccer, generally viewed alongside the CFL in a tier below the top four leagues in continent-wide appeal, has 16 U.S. teams and three Canadian teams in the 2014 season, and will add two more U.S. teams in 2015.
  • The Gaelic Athletic Association, which governs Gaelic games, is focused in the island of Ireland, although teams from London and New York City participate in its senior championships.
  • Two major Australian leagues—the National Rugby League (rugby league) and A-League (association football)—have included a team from New Zealand since their inception.
  • The vast majority of the teams competing in rugby league's Super League have been from England. Only three teams from outside the country, two from France and one from Wales, have ever competed in the league, and only one of these teams (from France) currently competes at this level.
  • Although the Challenge Cup of rugby league includes teams from France, Wales, Scotland and Russia, the overwhelming majority of the competing teams are from England.
  • The English association football pyramid includes several clubs from Wales, although Welsh clubs do not necessarily participate at every level in a given season. Since the 2011–12 season, a Welsh club (Swansea City) has competed in the Premier League, and a second Welsh club (Cardiff City) competed for one year in the 2013–14 season before being relegated.
  • The Kontinental Hockey League is overwhelmingly focused on Russia, although as of the current 2014–15 season it has teams in Belarus, Croatia, Finland, Kazakhstan, Latvia, and Slovakia. A team from Ukraine is currently on hiatus due to ongoing unrest in that country, and a team from the Czech Republic folded after the 2013–14 season.

The Euroleague in basketball is transnational in that it includes teams from multiple European countries, but is domestic in the sense of being a championship for the single entity of Europe. It is governed by the Euroleague Basketball Company, an explicitly pan-European body that is independent of the continental governing body of FIBA Europe.

This contrasts with leagues such as Super Rugby and Pro12, which operate in multiple countries with more than one team in each country, and also make no pretense of being a championship for a continental-size region.

Event Sport Country Competition Crowd Year Venue City Ref
AFL Grand Final Australian rules football  Australia Australian Football League 100,007 2013 Melbourne Cricket Ground Melbourne [17]
FA Cup Final Association football  England FA Cup 89,345 2014 Wembley Stadium London [18]
Football League Championship Play-Off Association football  England Football League Championship 87,348 2014 Wembley Stadium London [19]
Copa del Rey Final Association football  Spain Copa del Rey 85,000 2013 Santiago Bernabéu Stadium Madrid [20]
NRL Grand Final Rugby League  Australia National Rugby League 82,976 2012 ANZ Stadium Sydney [21]
League Cup Final Association football  England League Cup 82,597 2013 Wembley Stadium London [22]
Super Bowl American football  United States NFL 82,529 2014 MetLife Stadium East Rutherford [23]
All-Ireland Hurling Championship Final Hurling  Ireland All-Ireland Hurling Championship 82,274 2012 Croke Park Dublin [24]
All-Ireland Football Championship Final Gaelic football  Ireland All-Ireland Football Championship 82,184 2014 Croke Park Dublin [25]
Aviva Premiership Final Rugby union  England Aviva Premiership 81,779 2012 Twickenham London [26]
BCS National Championship Game American football  United States Bowl Championship Series 80,120 2013 Sun Life Stadium Miami Gardens [27]
Top 14 Final Rugby union  France Top 14 80,033 2013 Stade de France Saint-Denis [28]
NCAA Division I Basketball Championship Basketball  United States NCAA basketball 79,238 2014 AT&T Stadium Arlington [29]
Challenge Cup Final Rugby league  England Challenge Cup 79,180 2012 Wembley Stadium London [30]
Coupe de la Ligue Final Association football  France Coupe de la Ligue 78,877 2012 Stade de France Saint-Denis [31]
Coupe de France Final Association football  France Coupe de France 76,293 2012 Stade de France Saint-Denis [32]
DFB-Pokal Final Association football  Germany DFB-Pokal 74,794 2012 Olympiastadion Berlin [33]
Super League Grand Final Rugby league  England Super League 70,606 2012 Old Trafford Manchester [34]
Coppa Italia Final Association football  Italy Coppa Italia 70,000 2012 Stadio Olimpico Rome [35]
Copa do Brasil Final Association football  Brazil Copa do Brasil 68,857 2013 Estádio do Maracanã Rio de Janeiro [36]
Scottish Cup Final Association football  Scotland Scottish Cup 51,254 2013 Hampden Park Glasgow [37]
A-League Grand Final Association football  Australia A-League 51,153 2013-14 Suncorp Stadium Brisbane [38]
Grey Cup Canadian football  Canada Canadian Football League 44,710 2013 Mosaic Stadium Regina [39]
Currie Cup Rugby union  South Africa Currie Cup 47,987 2012 Kings Park Stadium Durban [40]
SANFL Grand Final Australian Rules Football  Australia South Australian National Football League 38,644 2014 Adelaide Oval Adelaide [41]
Swedish Bandy Championship Final Bandy  Sweden Elitserien 38,474 2013 Friends Arena[i 1] Solna/Stockholm [42]
Danish Handball League Playoff final Handball  Denmark Danish Handball League 36,551 2011 Parken Stadium[i 2] Copenhagen [43]
UAAP Men's Basketball Finals Game 3 Basketball  Philippines UAAP basketball 23,305 2013 Mall of Asia Arena Pasay [44]
PBA Governors' Cup Finals Game 5 Basketball  Philippines Philippine Basketball Association 23,234 2013-14 Smart Araneta Coliseum Quezon City [45]
MLS Cup Association football  United States MLS 18,742 2013 Sporting Park Kansas City [46]
UAAP Women's Volleyball Finals Game 4 Volleyball  Philippines UAAP volleyball 21,314 2013-14 Mall of Asia Arena Pasay [47]
UAAP Cheerdance Competition Cheerleading  Philippines UAAP cheerdance 20,830 2013 Mall of Asia Arena Pasay [48]
PBA Philippine Cup Finals Game 6 Basketball  Philippines Philippine Basketball Association 20,337 2013-14 Smart Araneta Coliseum Quezon City [49]
NCAA Ice Hockey Championship Game Ice hockey  United States NCAA ice hockey 18,742 2014 Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia [50]
NCAA Division I Wrestling Championship Collegiate wrestling  United States NCAA 18,732[Note 6] 2012 Scottrade Center St. Louis [51]
NHL Stanley Cup Finals Game 5 Ice hockey  United States NHL 18,713 2014 Staples Center Los Angeles [52]
DEL Finals Game 7 Ice hockey  Germany DEL 18,666 2014 Lanxess Arena Cologne [53]
NBA Finals Game 5 Basketball  United States NBA 18,581 2014 AT&T Center San Antonio [54]
Philippine NCAA Basketball Finals Game 3 Basketball  Philippines NCAA (Philippines) basketball 18,187 2012 Smart Araneta Coliseum Quezon City [55]
NCAA Women's Basketball Championship Basketball  United States NCAA basketball 17,519 2014 Bridgestone Arena Nashville [56]
Novo Basquete Brasil Final Basketball  Brazil NBB 15,449 2014 HSBC Arena Rio de Janeiro [57]
Superliga Final Volleyball  Brazil Superliga 14,300 2014(pt) Mineirinho Belo Horizonte [58]
NBL Grand Final Game 3 Basketball  Australia NBL 13,498 2014 Perth Arena Perth [59]
Basketball Bundesliga Finals Game 4 Basketball  Germany Basketball Bundesliga 13,434 2014 O2 World Berlin [60]
Serie A Finals Game 7 Basketball  Italy Lega Basket Serie A 12,331 2014 Mediolanum Forum Milan [61]
Euroleague Final Basketball European Union Europe Euroleague 11,843 2014 Mediolanum Forum Milan [62]
Copa del Rey de Baloncesto Final Basketball  Spain Liga ACB 11,000 2014 Martín Carpena Málaga [63]
Women's Superliga Final Volleyball  Brazil Women's Superliga 10,500 2014(pt) Maracanãzinho Rio de Janeiro [64]
PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals Game 4 Basketball  Philippines Philippine Basketball Association 10,221 2013-14 PhilSports Arena Pasig [65]
Lietuvos krepšinio lyga Finals Game 6 Basketball  Lithuania LKL 9,379 2014 Žalgiris Arena Kaunas [66]
Supercopa de España de Baloncesto Final Basketball  Spain Liga ACB 8,217 2013 Fernando Buesa Arena Vitoria-Gasteiz [67]
SHL Finals Game 4 Ice hockey  Sweden SHL 7,843 2014 Löfbergs Arena Karlstad [68]
NLA Finals Game 4 Ice hockey   Switzerland NLA 7,624 2014 Kolping Arena Kloten [69]
Liga ACB Finals Game 4 Basketball  Spain Liga ACB 7,537 2014 Palau Blaugrana Barcelona [70]
KHL Gagarin Cup Finals Game 7 Ice hockey  Russia KHL 7,482 2014 Arena Metallurg Magnitogorsk [71]
WNBA Finals Game 3 Basketball  United States WNBA 7,365 2014 UIC Pavilion Chicago [72]
Extraliga Finals Game 5 Ice hockey  Czech Republic Czech Extraliga 7,000 2014 Luďka Čajky Zlín [73]
Liiga Finals Game 7 Ice hockey  Finland Liiga 6,614 2014 Oulun Energia Areena Oulu [74]
MISL Finals Mini-Game Tie Breaker Indoor soccer  United States MISL 6,447 2014 Baltimore Arena Baltimore [75]
Calder Cup Finals Game 3 Ice hockey  United States AHL 6,375 2013 War Memorial Arena Syracuse [76]
National Invitation Tournament Final Basketball  United States NIT 5,268 2014 Madison Square Garden New York City [77]
Champion's Cup Final Indoor lacrosse  Canada NLL 5,200 2013 Langley Events Centre Langley [78]
Serie A1 Finals Game 4 Volleyball  Italy Serie A1 5,187 2014(it) PalaEvangelisti (it) Perugia [79]
A-1 Liga Finals Game 4 Basketball  Croatia A-1 Liga 5,000 2012–13 Dražen Petrović Basketball Hall Zagreb [80]
NBA D-League Finals Game 2 Basketball  United States NBA Developmental League 4,719 2013–14 War Memorial Coliseum Fort Wayne [81]
VTB United League Finals Game 3 Basketball  Russia VTB United League 4,505 2014 USK CSKA Moscow [82]
Slovenian Basketball League Finals Game 4 Basketball  Slovenia Slovenian Basketball League 3,300 2012–13 Arena Stožice Ljubljana [83]
  1. ^ Friends Arena is a retractable-roof stadium used primarily for association football and music events.
  2. ^ Parken Stadium is a retractable-roof stadium used primarily for association football and music events.

Semi-professional and amateur leaguesEdit

View of the crowd at the 2004 Rose Bowl College Football Game.

This section lists college and amateur leagues by total attendance. Remaining amateurism requirements in the majority of top-level sports were dropped in the late 20th century, and there are now only a few amateur leagues which are of interest to a wide public. In the United States, college sports are very popular and at least one significant ice hockey league retains an amateur requirement. In Ireland, the All-Ireland senior championships in Gaelic football and hurling, both operated by the Gaelic Athletic Association, which continues to prohibit professionalism, each draw over 80,000 to fill Croke Park for the respective finals.[84]

The NCAA championships listed here are all composed of several separate conferences with varying attendance levels. For example, in American football, per-game home attendances for the highest level of competition, Division I FBS, in the most recently completed season of 2013 ranged from 16,739 for Mid-American Conference teams to 75,674 for Southeastern Conference teams.[85][Note 7] NCAA Division I FBS football has the 2nd highest average attendance world-wide for any league-wide sport (behind the National Football League) and the 2nd highest overall attendance world-wide (behind Major League Baseball). For College Baseball, Dudy Noble Field, Polk-DeMent Stadium at Mississippi State University holds the on-campus attendance record at 15,586[86] and all of college baseball's Top 11 on-campus largest crowds.

League Sport Country Season Games Total attendance Average attendance Source
NCAA Division I FBS football College American football United States 2013 835 38,135,118 45,671 [85]
GAA All-Ireland Championships Gaelic games Ireland 2009 95 1,523,000 16,032 [87]
NCAA Division I FCS football College American football United States 2013 726 6,238,740 8,593 [85]
Varsity Cup Varsity Rugby South Africa 2011 31 178,622 5,762 [88]
NCAA Division I men's basketball College basketball United States 2013–14 5,489[Note 8] 27,519,856[Note 9] 5,014 [89]
NCAA Division I men's hockey Ice hockey United States 2011–12 1,018 3,696,831 3,631 [90][Note 10]
United States Hockey League Ice hockey United States 2010-11 480 1,285,839 2,678 [91]
Regionalliga Nordost Association football Germany 2012–13 240 434,272 1,809 [92]
NCAA Division I women's basketball College basketball United States 2013–14 5,154[Note 8] 8,136,855[Note 9] 1,579 [93]
North American Hockey League Ice Hockey United States 2012-13 720 1,097,499 1,524 [94]

Representative matchesEdit

This list covers special annual matches for representative sides that are not covered elsewhere by international or domestic fixtures. They include state or regional matches, annual commemorative games and publicly voted all-star selections. This type of events are unknown within European nations.

Tournament Sport Country Season # of Teams Games Total attendance Average
attendance
Stadium Source(s)
State of Origin Rugby league  Australia 2013 2 3 215,883 71,961 ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
[95][96][97]
A-League All Stars Association football  Australia 2014 2[Note 11] 1 55,364 55,364 ANZ Stadium, Sydney [98]
NFL Pro Bowl American football  United States 2014 2 1 47,270 47,270 Aloha Stadium, Honolulu [99]
MLB All Star Baseball  United States 2014 2 1 41,048 41,048 Target Field, Minneapolis [100]
All Stars Match Rugby league  Australia 2012 2 1 25,000 25,000 Skilled Park, Robina [citation needed]
E. J. Whitten Legends Game Australian rules football  Australia 2013 2 1 24,087 24,087 Etihad Stadium, Melbourne [101]
MLS All-Star Association football  United States 2014 2[Note 12] 1 21,733 21,733 Providence Park, Portland [102]
NHL All-Star Ice hockey  United States 2012 2 1 20,510 20,510 Scotiabank Place, Ottawa [103]
NBA All-Star Basketball  United States 2014 2 1 14,727 14,727 Smoothie King Center, New Orleans [104]

International club competitionsEdit

This section lists the attendances at international competitions between sport clubs, ranked by total attendance. These are usually organised on a continental basis. The teams which compete in these tournaments also compete in the domestic competitions in their home countries.

Tournament Sport Region(s) Year Games Total
attendance
Average
attendance
Source
UEFA Champions League Association football Europe 2012–13 1251 5,609,098 44,873 [105]
UEFA Europa League Association football Europe 2011–12 204 4,427,558 21,704 [106]
Copa Libertadores Association football South America 2013 138 3,425,911 24,825 [107]
Super Rugby Rugby union SANZAR 2013 125 2,003,641 19,644 [108]
AFC Champions League Association football Asia 2012 122 1,587,472 13,012 [citation needed]
Heineken Cup Rugby union Europe 2011–12 79 1,172,127 14,837 [citation needed]
AFC Cup Association football Asia 2011 117 676,464 5,781 [citation needed]
CONCACAF Champions League Association football North America 2012–13 62 618,417 9,974 [citation needed]
FIFA Club World Cup Association football Worldwide 2008 7 355,515 44,439 [109]
Challenge Cup Rugby league Europe 2010 7 145,721 20,817 [110]
Asia Series4 Baseball Asia 2008 7 55,073 7,868 [111]

1 Current competition
2 Group stage only
3 This includes all stages except for the Euroleague Final Four.
4 The games were held in Japan from 2005-2008. The tournament was suspended for the 2009 season, which will replaced by Japan-Korea Champions Contest. Taiwan will host the Asia Series from 2010 onward.

International matchesEdit

This section lists the attendances at international competitions between national teams. These are usually organised on a continental basis. The teams which compete in these tournaments may also have competed in qualifying tournaments. The winners of continental championships usually play in a world cup or championship.

Tournament Sport Region Year Games Total attendance Average attendance Source
Six Nations Championship Rugby union Europe 2012 15 1,042,965 69,531 2013 Six Nations Championship
FIFA World Cup Association Football Worldwide 2014 64 3,429,873 53,592 2014 FIFA World Cup[112]
FIFA Confederations Cup Association Football Worldwide 2013 16 804,659 50,291 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup
Boxing Day Test Cricket Australia, England 2013 1 (5 Days) 271,865 67,966 2013–14 Ashes series
Euro 2012 Association football Europe 2012 31 1,440,896 46,481 UEFA Euro 2012 statistics[113]
The Rugby Championship Rugby union SANZAR 2012 12 547,523 45,627 References in 2012 main article
CONCACAF Gold Cup Association football North America 2011 25 1,140,602 45,624 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Copa América Association football South America 2007 26 1,050,230 40,393 2007 Copa América
Rugby World Cup Rugby union Worldwide 2011 48 1,477,294 30,777 2011 Rugby World Cup
ANZAC Test Rugby league Australia, New Zealand 2010 1 29,442 29,442 2010 ANZAC Test
FIFA Women's World Cup finals Association football Worldwide 2011 32 845,711 26,428 [114][115]
FIFA U-20 World Cup Association football Worldwide 2011 52 1,309,929 25,191 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup
Cricket World Cup Cricket Worldwide 2011 49 1,229,826 25,098 2011 Cricket World Cup[116]
Africa Cup of Nations Association football Africa 2013 32 729,000 22,781 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
AFC Asian Cup Association football Asia 2007 32 724,222 22,632 2007 AFC Asian Cup
World Baseball Classic 1 Baseball Worldwide 2013 39 885,212 22,697 [117]
Rugby League Four Nations Rugby league Worldwide 2011 7 128,065 18,295 2011 Rugby League Four Nations
Rugby League World Cup Rugby league Worldwide 2013 28 571,150 20,399 2013 Rugby League World Cup
World Cup of Hockey 1 Ice hockey Worldwide 2004 19 303,630 15,981
IIHF World U20 Championship Ice hockey Worldwide 2012 31 455,342 14,688 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships
FIBA Basketball World Cup Basketball Worldwide 2014 76 675,473 8,887 [118]
Ice Hockey World Championships Ice hockey Worldwide 2011 56 406,804 7,264 2011 IIHF World Championship
European Cup Rugby league Europe 2010 6 36,376 6,063 2010 European Cup
FIVB Volleyball World Championship Volleyball Worldwide 2014 103 563,263 5,468 [119]
FIFA Futsal World Cup Futsal Worldwide 2008 56 292,161 5,217 2008 FIFA Futsal World Cup
EuroBasket Basketball Europe 2013 90 141,740 4,888 [120]
  • 1The World Baseball Classic and World Cup of Hockey are hosted in different regions of the world to boost attendance, as opposed to being hosted in one region like other international tournaments.

International club championship final eventsEdit

These are restricted to final matches of international club events.

Tournament Sport Continent/Countries Crowd Year Venue City Source
UEFA Champions League final Association football Europe 86,298 2012–13 Wembley Stadium London [121]
Heineken Cup final Rugby union Europe 81,744 2011–12 Twickenham London [122]
Challenge Cup final Rugby League Europe 78,482 2011 Wembley Stadium London [123]
FIFA Club World Cup final Association football Worldwide 68,166 2011 International Stadium Yokohama Yokohama, Japan [124]
AFC Cup final Association football Asia 58,604 2010 Jaber International Stadium Kuwait City [citation needed]
World Club Challenge final Rugby League Worldwide 54,220 1994 Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre Brisbane [125]
UEFA Europa League final Association football Europe 52,347 2012 Arena Națională Bucharest [126]
Super Rugby Final Rugby union SANZAR 52,113 2011 Suncorp Stadium Brisbane [127]
Champions League Twenty20 final Cricket India, Australia, England, South Africa, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, West Indies 50,000 2011 M. A. Chidambaram Stadium Chennai [citation needed]
AFC Champions League final Association football Asia 42,153 2012 Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium Ulsan [citation needed]
Pro12 Final Rugby union Ireland, Italy, Scotland, Wales[Note 13] 18,500 2012 RDS Arena Dublin [128]
Euroleague final Basketball Europe 11,843 2014 Mediolanum Forum Milan [129]

International club competition final (two decider matches)Edit

These are restricted to final matches of international club events, played in a two-legged tie format. The two matches may be held in one or two different venues.

Competition Sport Continent Year Venue City Match Crowd Total Crowd Source
Copa Libertadores Association football South America 2008 Casa Blanca Stadium Quito, Ecuador 62,662 148,689 [130]
Maracanã Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 86,027
AFC Champions League Association football Asia 2013 Seoul World Cup Stadium Seoul, South Korea 55,501 111,348 [131]
Tianhe Stadium Guangzhou, China 55,847
CONCACAF Champions League Association football North America 2011 Estadio Tecnológico Monterrey, Mexico 30,247 50,625 [132]
Rio Tinto Stadium Sandy, Utah, United States 20,378 [133]
Champions Hockey League Ice hockey Europe 2009 Magnitogorsk Arena Magnitogorsk 7,700 13,900 [134]
Diners Club Arena Zurich 6,200 [135]
FIBA Intercontinental Cup Basketball Worldwide 2013 Ginásio José Corrêa Barueri 4,500 7,500 2013 FIBA Intercontinental Cup
3,000

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The actual number of regular-season games was 1,230. However, only games played in teams' regular home arenas are included in the calculations. In 2010–11, six teams—the Boston Bruins, Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, Minnesota Wild, Phoenix Coyotes, and San Jose Sharks—opened the season with two games in Europe as part of the annual NHL Premiere series, with each team losing one home game as a result. Two teams, the Calgary Flames and Pittsburgh Penguins, hosted outdoor events at large football stadiums, respectively the Heritage Classic and Winter Classic.
  2. ^ These statistics include only regular-season games for each team played at their regular home arenas. The previously noted NHL Premiere games in Europe and the two outdoor games are not included in the calculations because they would not fairly reflect the teams' regular attendance, due either to geography or venue capacity.
  3. ^ The statistics in the primary reference include only regular-season home games for each team. Three games are not included — the Buffalo Bills' annual game in Toronto and the two NFL International Series games held that season in London. These games are referenced separately.
  4. ^ Two Welsh teams played in the Premier League in 2013–14.
  5. ^ This number reflects regular-season games only. .
  6. ^ This number is the average attendance per session. The NCAA Division I wrestling championship finals are contested in six sessions over three days, with separate ticketing for each session. The total attendance for the entire tournament was 112,393.
  7. ^ This includes all regular-season games, bowl games for FBS teams, and playoff games and other postseason games in FCS and lower divisions. It does not include postseason all-star games.
  8. ^ a b The actual number of games is slightly greater than the cited figure. In postseason tournaments, tickets are sold for "sessions" instead of games. For example, in the NCAA men's tournament, in which 67 games are played in all, tickets are sold for 36 sessions. All tournament sessions consist of two games, except for the four regional finals and the national championship game; a single ticket admits the holder to both games of a two-game session.
  9. ^ a b This figure covers all games, including the NCAA tournament and other postseason tournaments.
  10. ^ This figure includes only regular-season home games for each team. It includes special outdoor events, but does not include neutral-site games, conference tournaments, or the NCAA tournament.
  11. ^ Since the game's inception in 2013, it has featured an A-League all stars team against a visiting foreign club.
  12. ^ Since 2005, the game has featured an MLS all-star team against a visiting foreign club team.
  13. ^ As of the 2010–11 season, Ireland and Wales field four teams each, and Italy and Scotland field two each.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b MLB Attendance Report - 2013
  2. ^ a b Number of Japan Professional Baseball 2013
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  4. ^ "NBA Attendance Report - 2014". ESPN.com. Retrieved 25 September 2014.  Each season from 2000–01 through 2013–14 is available at this site. The desired season can be selected from a pull-down menu. Note also that these statistics are only for regular-season games.
  5. ^ a b "NFL Attendance Report - 2013". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 25, 2013.  Each season from 2001 through 2014 is available at this site. The desired season can be selected from a pull-down menu.
  6. ^ "Box Score: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Minnesota Vikings, Wembley Stadium, London". ESPN.com. September 29, 2013. Retrieved September 25, 2014.  (attendance 83,518)
  7. ^ "Box Score: San Francisco 49ers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, Wembley Stadium, London". ESPN.com. October 27, 2013. Retrieved September 25, 2014.  (attendance 83,559)
  8. ^ "Box Score: Atlanta Falcons vs. Buffalo Bills, Rogers Centre, Toronto". ESPN.com. December 1, 2013. Retrieved September 25, 2014.  (attendance 38,969)
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