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Cost of Attending a National Football League Game (2002)

The figures below are from Team Marketing Report's "Fan Cost Index". The survey tracks the cost of attendance for a family of four. The FCI includes: two adult average price tickets; two child average price tickets; four small soft drinks; two small beers; four hot dogs; two programs; parking; and two adult-size caps.

View the full NFL Fan Cost Index


NFL League Average

Avg. Ticket: $50.02

FCI: $290.41

When the NFL Fan Cost Index was first published in 1991, the avg. ticket cost was $25.21. The FCI was $151.33.


NFL franchises listed from highest to lowest FCI.


New England Patriots

Avg. Ticket: $76.19

FCI: $408.64


Washington Redskins

Avg. Ticket: $68.06

FCI: $386.12


San Francisco 49ers

Avg. Ticket: $58.00

FCI: $342.98


Oakland Raiders

Avg. Ticket: $58.89

FCI: $331.53


New York Jets

Avg. Ticket: $57.20

FCI: $326.30


Jacksonville Jaguars

Avg. Ticket: $62.85

FCI: $325.30


New York Giants

Avg. Ticket: $56.47

FCI: $323.36


Denver Broncos

Avg. Ticket: $52.50

FCI: $320.98


Baltimore Ravens

Avg. Ticket: $50.14

FCI: $320.54


Minnesota Vikings

Avg. Ticket: $56.37

FCI: $315.45


Chicago Bears

Avg. Ticket: $51.42

FCI: $313.64


Kansas City Chiefs

Avg. Ticket: $54.47

FCI: $302.28


Green Bay Packers

Avg. Ticket: $50.73

FCI: $294.83


St. Louis Rams

Avg. Ticket: $52.37

FCI: $294.37


Houston Texans

Avg. Ticket: $50.99

FCI: $292.93


Detroit Lions

Avg. Ticket: $50.23

FCI: $290.92


Pittsburgh Steelers

Avg. Ticket: $49.83

FCI: $283.71


New Orleans Saints

Avg. Ticket: $46.32

FCI: $281.27


Dallas Cowboys

Avg. Ticket: $50.00

FCI: $280.00


Indianapolis Colts

Avg. Ticket: 46.77

FCI: $270.98


Philadelphia Eagles

Avg. Ticket: $46.19

FCI: $270.23


Seattle Seahawks

Avg. Ticket: $43.28

FCI: $270.12


Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Avg. Ticket: $44.41

FCI: $270.10


San Diego Chargers

Avg. Ticket: $46.82

FCI: $265.74


Tennessee Titans

Avg. Ticket: $40.66

FCI: $259.63


Cleveland Browns

Avg. Ticket: $43.09

FCI: $258.35


Miami Dolphins

Avg. Ticket: $45.83

FCI: $258.31


Cincinnati Bengals

Avg. Ticket: $47.31

FCI: $257.73


Carolina Panthers

Avg. Ticket: $42.27

FCI: $236.06


Buffalo Bills

Avg. Ticket: $37.61

FCI: $231.42


Arizona Cardinals

Avg. Ticket: $33.68

FCI: $217.74


Atlanta Falcons

Avg. Ticket: $29.78

FCI: $191.62



Source: Team Marketing Report


View the Cost of Attending a Game for the Other Major Pro Sports Leagues:

MLB (2002)

NBA (2002-03)

NHL (2002-03)