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XFL 2023 Season Attendance Recap: The Ups and Downs

As the 2023 XFL season comes to a close, it’s time to take a look back at the XFL attendance numbers throughout the season. While some teams were able to pack the stadiums, others struggled to draw fans to their games. Let’s break down the attendance figures and see how each team fared this season.

XFL Best to Worst in Average Attendance

  1. St. Louis Battlehawks – 35,104
  2. San Antonio Brahmas – 14,983
  3. D.C. Defenders – 14,269
  4. Seattle Sea Dragons – 12,310
  5. Arlington Renegades – 12,055
  6. Houston Roughnecks – 11,768
  7. Orlando Guardians – 8,931
  8. Vegas Vipers – 6,028

The St. Louis Battlehawks had a strong showing this season, with an impressive average attendance of 35,104 fans per game. On the other hand, the Vegas Vipers struggled to fill their stadium, averaging only 6,028 fans per game.

XFL Total Attendance

  1. St. Louis Battlehawks – 175,520
  2. San Antonio Brahmas – 74,914
  3. D.C. Defenders – 71,347
  4. Seattle Sea Dragons – 61,550
  5. Arlington Renegades – 60,274
  6. Houston Roughnecks – 58,838
  7. Orlando Guardians – 44,656
  8. Vegas Vipers – 30,124

The highest average weekend attendance occurred on Week 9, with a total of 75,816 fans attending the games. The weekend’s standout game was the Seattle Sea Dragons vs St. Louis Battlehawks, which drew an impressive crowd of 32,142.

The highest attended game was Week 4 with 38,310 fans filling The Dome for the Arlington Renegades vs St. Louis Battlehawks.

On the other hand, the lowest average weekend attendance took place on Week 7, with only 36,097 fans attending the games. The lowest attended game during that weekend was the San Antonio Brahmas vs Vegas Vipers, with just 6,041 fans in the stands.

The lowest attended game was Week 5 with 6,008 at Cashman Field for the Orlando Guardians vs Vegas Vipers.

The winners of this season’s attendance race are the St. Louis Battlehawks, who consistently drew large crowds to their games. Their passionate fan base and impressive on-field performance made them a force to be reckoned with. DC Defenders held its momentum from the 2020 XFL season.

Sea Dragons, Brahmas, Guardians, Renegades and Roughnecks were below their 2020 XFL and AAF numbers. San Antonio had the Commanders and Orlando had the Apollos in the AAF and they drew in the 20,000’s. In the short XFL 2020 sample size Sea Dragons, Renegades and Roughnecks also drew in the 20,000’s.

On the flip side, the Vegas Vipers struggled to attract fans throughout the season. With the lowest average and total attendance numbers, it’s clear that the Vipers have some work to do in order to improve their fan engagement and on-field performance.

In conclusion, the 2023 XFL season saw a mix of ups and downs in terms of attendance. While some teams flourished, others struggled to draw fans. It will be interesting to see how the league and its teams work to improve these numbers in the upcoming 2024 season.

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  1. Norris Davis

    April 25, 2023 at 9:48 am

    Man what you talking about Lv.did better they put 6,000 in a 10,000 seat place. Every game is good ass he’ll in theirs first year there without marketing. Is damn good

  2. Ken Granito

    April 25, 2023 at 11:37 am

    I hope Defenders have a sell out for the playoffs this week.

  3. Dude

    April 25, 2023 at 4:15 pm

    Terrible marketing was the biggest issue. Th XFL was late on selling tickets and schedules. Then near zero promotion. That hurt a lot. Seattle got stuck on Thursday night and lots of bad weather. Vegas should be in San Diego, playing on that baseball field is silly. Orlando was terrible, and probably is burned out on spring football unless the team is a winner or Steve Spurrier coaches. Houston sure is lethargic for a football town. 20,000 should be a target for every team next year.

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