NFL final regular season home attendance for 2012 season

January 6, 2013


NFL final regular season home attendance for 2012

NFL Attendance 2012

Top 10 home attendance in blue

1 Dallas 8 708,249 88,531 110.7
2 NY Giants 8 643,964 80,495 97.6
3 Washington 8 637,236 79,654 86.9
4 NY Jets 8 632,704 79,088 95.9
5 Denver 8 613,062 76,632 100.7
6 Carolina 8 586,347 73,293 99.3
7 New Orleans 8 583,107 72,888 99.9
8 Houston 8 573,321 71,665 100.9
9 Baltimore 8 570,229 71,278 100.4
10 Green Bay 8 564,062 70,507 96.7
11 Atlanta 8 560,773 70,096 98.4
12 San Francisco 8 557,856 69,732 99.3
13 Philadelphia 8 553,152 69,144 102.3
14 Tennessee 8 553,144 69,143 100
15 New England 8 550,044 68,755 100
16 Kansas City 8 548,070 68,508 89.3
17 Seattle 8 543,570 67,946 101.4
18 Cleveland 8 533,058 66,632 91
19 Indianapolis 8 521,518 65,189 103.5
20 Jacksonville 8 519,872 64,984 96.8
21 Buffalo 7 454,653 64,950 88.9
22 Detroit 8 510,158 63,769 98.9
23 Chicago 8 498,633 62,329 101.3
24 Cincinnati 8 489,504 61,188 93.4
25 Pittsburgh 8 489,135 61,141 94.1
26 Arizona 8 487,125 60,890 96
27 Minnesota 8 485,802 60,725 94.7
28 San Diego 8 479,716 59,964 84.1
29 Miami 8 459,033 57,379 76.3
30 St. Louis 7 396,925 56,703 86.8
31 Tampa Bay 8 440,819 55,102 83.9
32 Oakland 8 433,732 54,216 86



Capacity City State Teams(s) Opened
FedEx   Field 85,000 Landover Maryland Washington Redskins 1997
MetLife Stadium 82,566 East Rutherford New Jersey New York Giants/Jets 2010
Cowboys   Stadium 80,000 Arlington Texas Dallas Cowboys 2009
Arrowhead   Stadium 76,416 Kansas City Missouri Kansas City Chiefs 1972/2010
Sports   Authority Field at Mile High 76,125 Denver Colorado Denver Broncos 2001
Sun Life   Stadium 75,540 Miami Gardens Florida Miami Dolphins 1987
Bank of   America Stadium 73,778 Charlotte North Carolina Carolina Panthers 1996
Mercedes-Benz Superdome 73,208   (Expandable to 76,468) New Orleans Louisiana New Orleans Saints 1975/2006
Cleveland   Browns Stadium 73,200 Cleveland Ohio Cleveland Browns 1999
Lambeau   Field 73,094 Green Bay Wisconsin Green Bay Packers 1957/2003
Ralph   Wilson Stadium 73,079 Orchard Park New York Buffalo Bills 1973
Georgia   Dome 71,228 Atlanta Georgia Atlanta Falcons 1992
Reliant   Stadium 71,054 Houston Texas Houston Texans 2002
M&T   Bank Stadium 71,008 Baltimore Maryland Baltimore Ravens 1998
Qualcomm   Stadium 70,561 San Diego California San Diego Chargers 1967
Candlestick   Park 69,732 San Francisco California San Francisco 49ers 1960
Lincoln   Financial Field 69,144 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Philadelphia Eagles 2003
LP Field   69,143 Nashville Tennessee Tennessee Titans 1999
Gillette   Stadium 68,756 Foxborough Massachusetts New England Patriots 2002
EverBank Field 67,246 (Expandable to   76,867) Jacksonville Florida Jacksonville Jaguars 1995
CenturyLink   Field 67,000 Seattle Washington Seattle Seahawks 2002
Edward   Jones Dome 66,000 St. Louis Missouri St. Louis Rams 1995
Raymond   James Stadium 65,908 Tampa Florida Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1998
Paul   Brown Stadium 65,535 Cincinnati Ohio Cincinnati Bengals 2000
Heinz   Field 65,050 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Steelers 2001
Ford   Field 64,500 Detroit Michigan Detroit Lions 2002
Hubert   H. Humphrey Metrodome 64,121 Minneapolis Minnesota Minnesota Vikings 1982
University   of Phoenix Stadium 63,400 Glendale Arizona Arizona Cardinals 2006   Coliseum 63,132 Oakland California Oakland Raiders 1966/1996
Lucas   Oil Stadium 62,421 Indianapolis Indiana Indianapolis Colts 2008
Soldier   Field 61,500 Chicago Illinois Chicago Bears 1924/2003


New, proposed or renovation NFL stadiums


The city of Atlanta, state of Georgia, Georgia World Congress Center  (GWCC) and Atlanta Falcons have agreed to build a retractable-roof stadium, with a potential cost of around $1 billion, on the GWCCA campus in time for the 2017 NFL season. Officials are now weeding through a list of 10 architecture firms that have come forward to apply for the design job. The GWCC and the Falcons expect in March 2013 to be able to name the winner of the design job.


The Minnesota Sports Facility Authority, which will own and operate the stadium, will choose a construction manager on February 1, 2013. The design of the stadium by architect HKS Sports & Entertainment will be unveiled in the spring 2013, with a groundbreaking slated for fall 2013. The new facility is expected to open in time for the Vikings season in 2016.

San Francisco

49ers Stadium

49ers Stadium
January 5, 2013 views of stadium construction

The San Francisco 49ers will be moving 37.5 miles south to the San Jose suburb of Santa Clara. Santa Clara, CA’s new NFL stadium had its ‘topping out’ ceremony commemorating the uppermost structural steel beam erected at the highest point on December 6, 2012.

San Diego

San Diego Stadium

The San Diego Union-Tribune reported the following on Jan. 3, 2013- Qualcomm Stadium, where the Chargers have played since 1967, may still make sense as their future home, according to Steve Cushman. Former San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders’ point person on convention center expansion, Cushman endorsed the present 166-acre site Thursday as a potential “real asset for the city” if it could be redeveloped with a stadium, housing and commercial buildings. Cushman spoke the day after he made similar remarks onKPBS-TV, when he endorsed U-T Publisher Douglas F. Manchester’s recent estimate that $200 million could be enough to fix the stadium’s many issues.

Chargers consultant Mark Fabiani, who has been advising the team on stadium issues, said in an email, “We remain open minded about all ideas, but there are no new developments on the ground at Qualcomm.”

The team has been searching for a decade to fix or replace Qualcomm, which it considers subpar when compared to other NFL stadiums.

Los Angeles

The Associated Press reported on January 1, 2013- A top executive with the company proposing to build a football stadium in downtown Los Angeles says no NFL team has yet expressed serious interest in moving to Southern California.

The Los Angeles Daily News reports that the NFL’s application period for teams wanting to move to Los Angeles opened Jan. 1 and closes on Feb. 15. AEG President Tim Leiweke says he hasn’t heard from any team that plans to apply. He says the impending sale of AEG, a $6 billion conglomerate of sports and entertainment enterprises, may be a concern. AEG can’t start construction on a new stadium until it secures a team. It also faces a competing stadium proposal in the City of Industry, and NFL interest in converting Dodgers Stadium to a football venue.


Bank of America Stadium

The Charlotte Observer reported on Oct. 25, 2012- Charlotte leaders got a tour of what the Carolina Panthers may be aiming for: The new $1.6 billion MetLife Stadium that houses the NFL’s Giants and Jets. The tour was organized by the Charlotte Chamber as part of its three-day inter-city visit to New York, and Panthers owner Jerry Richardson made the trip to speak briefly to attendees. The City Council voted in closed session in September 2012 for city staff members to meet with the Panthers, Mayor Anthony Foxx and Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson to discuss his stadium upfit plans. The Panthers have hired the Kansas City-based architect-design firm Populous to conduct a long-range study of the team’s stadium.

WSOC 9 ABC Charlotte reported the following Nov. 9, 2012- There is talk of major upgrades for Bank of America stadium. The Carolina Panthers told Eyewitness News they’re still working on their plan for the future and hope to reveal it in a few months. Bank of America Stadium opened uptown in 1996, with more than half of the cost paid by fans who purchased seat licenses. No public money went into the construction of Bank of America Stadium, though state and local government contributed $60 million in land and site preparation.

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