Canadian Football League Attendance 2006 to 2013

One of the defining characteristics of Minor Sports Leagues is that they play to smaller crowds of fans. Minor-Leagues.com has compiled a series of posts that provides details of attendance figures.

The Canadian Football League (CFL) is an alternative professional gridiron football league founded in 1958. It operates in the nation of Canada, mostly in its largest cities.

Below is the fan attendance for the entire league from 2006 to 2013.

League Sport Season # of Teams Team Change Games Games Change Total Attendance TA Change Average Attendance AA Change Source
Canadian Football League Canadian Football 2006 8 CAN untracked 72 untracked 2,112,696 untracked 29,343 untracked Wikipedia
Canadian Football League Canadian Football 2007 8 CAN 0.00% 72 0.00% 2,119,536 0.32% 29,438 0.32% Wikipedia
Canadian Football League Canadian Football 2008 8 CAN 0.00% 72 0.00% 2,102,184 -0.82% 29,197 -0.82% Wikipedia
Canadian Football League Canadian Football 2009 8 CAN 0.00% 72 0.00% 2,049,394 -2.51% 28,464 -2.51%  CFDB 
Canadian Football League Canadian Football 2010 8 CAN 0.00% 72 0.00% 1,954,527 -4.63% 27,146 -4.63% Wikipedia
Canadian Football League Canadian Football 2011 8 CAN 0.00% 72 0.00% 2,000,552 2.35% 28,103 3.53% Wikipedia
Canadian Football League Canadian Football 2012 8 CAN 0.00% 72 0.00% 2,029,895 1.47% 28,193 0.32% Wikipedia
Canadian Football League Canadian Football 2013 8 CAN 0.00% 72 0.00% 1,944,349 -4.21% 27,004 -4.22% CFDB

 

Canadian football has mostly been confined to Canada, with the United States being the only other country to have hosted high-level Canadian football games. The CFL’s controversial “South Division” as it would come to be officially known attempted to put CFL teams in the United States playing under Canadian rules between 1992 and 1995. The move was aborted after three years due to continuing financial losses, a lack of proper Canadian football venues, a pervasive belief that the American teams were simply pawns to provide the struggling Canadian teams with expansion fee revenue, and the return of the NFL to Baltimore prompted the end of Canadian football on the American side of the border.

Al Young