League sets overall gate record

Updated: March 21, 2005, 1:23 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Redskins set the NFL's regular-season home paid attendance record for the fifth consecutive year, the league announced Monday.

The Redskins, whose 91,665-seat stadium is the largest in the NFL, drew 707,920 fans -- an average of 88,490 -- for eight home games. The New York Giants (629,874) were second, followed by the Kansas City Chiefs (623,264) and New York Jets (622,985).

Overall, the league had another record year at the gate, setting a record mark for the third straight season. NFL paid attendance for all games -- including exhibitions and playoffs -- was 21,708,624, an increase of nearly 70,000 over the previous record of 21,639,040 in 2003.

NFL regular season games drew 17,000,811 fans, or an average of 66,409 per game.


Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press

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