National Lacrosse 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.

National Lacrosse League (NLL) is a professional indoor (box) lacrosse league which began play in 1987. It is North America’s premier indoor/box lacrosse league. The league strives to be national in scale but has not been able to sustain much franchise growth. Its teams are geographically dispersed across the United States and Canada.

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
NLL (National Lacrosse League) Indoor Lacrosse 2006 11 (8 USA 3 CAN) untracked 88 untracked 941,875 untracked 10,703 untracked Pointstreak.com
NLL (National Lacrosse League) Indoor Lacrosse 2007 14 (11 USA 3 CAN) 27.27% 104 18.18% 1,070,575 13.66% 10,293 -3.83% Pointstreak.com
NLL (National Lacrosse League) Indoor Lacrosse 2008 12 (9 USA 3 CAN) -14.29% 96 -7.69% 1,005,633 -6.07% 10,475 1.77% Pointstreak.com
NLL (National Lacrosse League) Indoor Lacrosse 2009 12 (9 USA 3 CAN) 0.00% 96 0.00% 961,731 -4.37% 10,018 -4.36% Pointstreak.com
NLL (National Lacrosse League) Indoor Lacrosse 2010 11 (8 USA 3 CAN) -8.33% 88 -8.33% 841,208 -12.53% 9,559 -4.58% ILIndoor.com
NLL (National Lacrosse League) Indoor Lacrosse 2011 10 (7 USA 3 CAN) -9.09% 80 -9.09% 786,800 -6.47% 9,835 2.89% ILIndoor.com
NLL (National Lacrosse League) Indoor Lacrosse 2012 9 (6 USA 3 CAN) -10.00% 72 -10.00% 681,696 -13.36% 9,468 -3.73% ILIndoor.com
NLL (National Lacrosse League) Indoor Lacrosse 2013 9 (6 USA 3 CAN) 0.00% 72 0.00% 695,736 2.06% 9,663 2.06% ILIndoor.com

 

Although 5 of the league’s 9 teams are based in the United States, approximately 75% of league players are from Canada. The remaining 25% of league players are from the United States, Australia, various countries within Europe, and the Iroquois First Nation. The average salary as of the 2013 season was $19,135. The maximum salary for a franchise player is approximately $34,000.

Al Young