Special Report

The Least and Most Popular NFL Teams

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2. Green Bay Packers
> 2016 pct. stadium filled: 107.3% capacity
> 2016 avg. home attendance: 78,215
> 5-year record: 51W/28L/1T
> Home stadium: Lambeau Field – Green Bay, WI
> 2017 avg. ticket price: $330

Green Bay is by no means a large market. However, given the franchise’s storied history, famous field, recent winning record, and highly-invested fans — the Packers are a publicly-owned team — the team’s strong attendance is no surprise.

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1. Dallas Cowboys
> 2016 pct. stadium filled: 115.7% capacity
> 2016 avg. home attendance: 92,539
> 5-year record: 45W/35L/0T
> Home stadium: AT&T Stadium – Arlington, TX
> 2017 avg. ticket price: $364

No NFL stadium was filled beyond capacity during the regular season more than AT&T Stadium in Dallas last year. The stadium, which opened in 2009 and has a main seating capacity of 80,000 but can be expanded to fit more fans, averaged 92,539 people during the Cowboys’ eight home games. That the team went 13-3 last year likely did not hurt attendance.