Attendance Project: USFL

Here are the best attendance figures I have been able to come up with for the United States Football League, which mounted a brief and unsuccessful challenge to the NFL from 1983-1985. These numbers have been compiled on a game-by-game basis using USFL media guides and contemporaneous news reports and are about as accurate as you’re going to find, though you will find USFL numbers at other sites that differ slightly from these, for various reasons. As with any league, these numbers should be taken with a grain of salt, but this will give you an idea of some numbers to work with in case any discussions of the original USFL or alternative leagues come up. Feel free to contact me with any additions or corrections.

 

ALL-TIME ATTENDANCE BY SEASON
1983 USFL G Total Average
Denver Gold 9 375,620 41,736
Tampa Bay Bandits 9 359,195 39,911
New Jersey Generals 9 304,396 33,822
Oakland Invaders 9 275,594 30,622
Arizona Wranglers 9 232,005 25,778
Michigan Panthers 9 200,258 22,251
Birmingham Stallions 9 198,417 22,046
Philadelphia Stars 9 173,558 19,284
Los Angeles Express 9 171,013 19,001
Chicago Blitz 9 162,814 18,090
Washington Federals 9 124,636 13,848
Boston Breakers 9 114,617 12,735
USFL TOTALS 108 2,692,123 24,927
 
1984 USFL G Total Average
Jacksonville Bulls 9 420,571 46,730
Tampa Bay Bandits 9 415,425 46,158
New Jersey Generals 9 339,445 37,716
Birmingham Stallions 9 331,783 36,865
Denver Gold 9 305,573 33,953
Michigan Panthers 9 292,126 32,458
New Orleans Breakers 9 275,013 30,557
Philadelphia Stars 9 258,007 28,667
Houston Gamblers 9 253,372 28,152
Memphis Showboats 9 248,388 27,599
Arizona Wranglers 9 230,115 25,568
Oakland Invaders 9 205,897 22,877
Pittsburgh Maulers 9 205,724 22,858
Oklahoma Outlaws 9 183,926 20,436
Los Angeles Express 9 148,615 16,513
San Antonio Gunslingers 9 138,987 15,443
Washington Federals 9 69,243 7,694
Chicago Blitz 9 67,094 7,455
USFL TOTALS 162 4,389,304 27,094
 
1985 USFL G Total Average
Jacksonville Bulls 9 398,961 44,329
Tampa Bay Bandits 9 395,653 43,961
New Jersey Generals 9 372,133 41,348
Birmingham Stallions 9 288,585 32,065
Memphis Showboats 9 278,473 30,941
Orlando Renegades 9 229,562 25,507
Portland Breakers 9 179,175 19,908
Houston Gamblers 9 170,739 18,971
Arizona Outlaws 9 160,895 17,877
Oakland Invaders 9 157,489 17,499
Denver Gold 9 130,113 14,457
Baltimore Stars 9 128,478 14,275
San Antonio Gunslingers 9 101,015 11,224
Los Angeles Express 9 75,733 8,415
USFL TOTALS 126 3,067,004 24,341

 

 

ALL-TIME ATTENDANCE BY FRANCHISE
Franchise Year(s) G Total Average
Jacksonville Bulls 1984-1985 18 819,532 45,530
Tampa Bay Bandits 1983-1985 27 1,170,273 43,343
New Jersey Generals 1983-1985 27 1,015,974 37,629
Birmingham Stallions 1983-1985 27 818,785 30,325
Denver Gold 1983-1985 27 811,306 30,048
Memphis Showboats 1984-1985 18 526,861 29,270
Michigan Panthers 1983-1984 18 492,384 27,355
Oakland Invaders 1983-1985 27 638,980 23,666
Houston Gamblers 1984-1985 18 424,111 23,562
Ariz. Wranglers/Outlaws 1983-1985 27 623,015 23,075
Pittsburgh Maulers 1984 9 205,724 22,858
Bos/N.Orleans/Pdx Breakers 1983-1985 27 568,805 21,067
Phil./Balt.Stars 1983-1985 27 560,043 20,742
Oklahoma Outlaws 1984 9 183,926 20,436
Wash.Feds/Orl.Renegades 1983-1985 27 423,441 15,683
Los Angeles Express 1983-1985 27 395,361 14,643
San Antonio Gunslingers 1984-1985 18 240,002 13,333
Chicago Blitz 1983-1984 18 229,908 12,773
USFL ALL-TIME TOTALS 1983-1985 396 10,148,431 25,627

 

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