After five weeks, NFL paid attendance is up 2.1 percent – more than 1,000 per game – over last season at this point.
Through Week 5 (77 games), the average NFL paid attendance is 65,411 – up from 64,042 through five weeks (also 77 games) in 2011. The largest crowd through Week 5 is 81,034 for the NFL Kickoff Game (Dallas at N.Y. Giants) on September 5. Seven additional games had 75,000+ in paid attendance through Week 5 (list below).
The full season paid attendance average for 2011 was 64,698.
Games With Highest Paid Attendance, Through Week 5
|Sept. 5||Dallas at N.Y. Giants||81,034|
|Oct. 7||Cleveland at N.Y. Giants||79,078|
|Oct. 1||Chicago at Dallas||78,907|
|Sept. 30||San Fran. at N.Y. Jets||78,259|
|Sept. 16||Tampa Bay at N.Y. Giants||77,868|
|Sept. 9||Pittsburgh at Denver||75,662|
|Sept. 30||Oakland at Denver||75,515|
|Sept. 23||Houston at Denver||75,357|