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How do attendance numbers work in the NFL

cjac : 12/2/2019 12:57 pm
I looked it up, and it had yesterdays Giant game attendance at just shy of 76k

There's no way there were 76k people in that stadium yesterday. Maybe 45 or 50k at most.

That cannot be tickets scanned, that has to be tickets sold right?
Back in the mid 1990s the NFL began using  
truebluelarry : 12/2/2019 1:05 pm : link
ticket sales as "attendance" which is not accurate, to avoid reporting no-shows. Attendance is actually the turnstile count.
GiantEgo : 12/2/2019 1:06 pm : link
Don't they call it "paid attendance"?
Pretty sure every sport reports attendance as tickets sold.  
Mad Mike : 12/2/2019 1:10 pm : link
And usually include comped tickets as well, so it's actually even more than tickets sold.
Those numbers are always shady  
Scyber : 12/2/2019 1:18 pm : link
I think the Jets always have the exact same attendance at every home game or something like that.
Attendance numbers  
JohnG in Albany : 12/2/2019 1:30 pm : link
I thought all sports report attendance numbers as tickets sold.
Its # of tix sold by the giants  
Thankyoueli : 12/2/2019 2:32 pm : link
Of course then countless are resold through ebay, StubHub, etc. but that has no impact on the number. Giants have already made their money on every one of those tix.

Every game has been sold out for decades. Which is why you cant just walk up to the stands on game day and say "1 ticket please"
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