Camerohead tailgating knows how to get it done better then anyone in the NFL! To bad all the Chiefs attendance stats don’t say the same thing though…
The NFL is scrambling to find new ways to get people into the seats according to Kevin Clark at the Wall Street Journal. Kevin Clark gives the 2011 attendance stats of each team in the NFL.
Chiefs Arrowhead stadium can hold 79,451 people making it the 5th largest NFL stadium attendance wise and on average sells 72,082 seats per game. Those numbers give Chiefs an average capacity of 90.7 per game. That doesn’t seem all that bad at first glance, but it puts Chiefs at number 24 out 32 teams in the NFL. One problem with this stat is Chiefs have one of the highest capacity stadiums in the NFL so trying to fill it is very difficult.
Another problem is Clark Hunt and staff over priced their club level tickets. Those tickets are just too damn expensive for the Kansas City market so no one has been buying tickets for them. Those tickets are only available through season tickets too. Over the last few years a person can not buy single game tickets to the club level leaving an entire section of Arrowhead empty. Chiefs front office finally pulled their heads from their butts this year and lowered the pricing to the the club level seats so hopefully it fills up a little more.
The good stat to come away with is Chiefs ranked 10th in total attendance and 8th in average attendance per game during a 7-9 season plagued with injuries. If Chiefs have a good year on the field and the Chiefs make club level tickets more available to the public throughout the season at a reasonable price then Chiefs could jump in all 3 categories significantly. It would be kickass to see Arrowhead back to its glory Sea of Red days for every game and not just the big highlighted games throughout the year.