Week 4: Some NFL Stadiums Appear to be Struggling With Attendance

September 30, 2019 Updated: September 30, 2019

Several NFL stadiums appeared to have low attendance during Sunday’s Week 4 games.

The winless Miami Dolphins hosted the Indianapolis Colts, but a significant number of seats were empty, including in Getty Images photos of the game.

On Twitter, people made note of the seating issues.

Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers waves to the crowd against the Miami Dolphins during the fourth quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

“It’s true, Dolphins’ fans did not show up for the game today. Look at all these empty seats,” wrote The Big Lead on Twitter.

“Bruh I remember the baseball games for the Marlins use to have empty seats like this,” one person wrote of the Dolphins home game.

Another added: “Thats a lot of empty seats.”

“Philip Rivers family did not travel to the Dolphins/Chargers game apparently,” wrote one person.

The Arizona Cardinals hosted the Seattle Seahawks at the University of Phoenix stadium, but a number of people noticed the empty seats.

Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer speaks during his induction into the team’s Ring of Honor during halftime of the NFL football game between the Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks at State Farm Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

“Many, many empty seats here in Arizona,” one person wrote on Twitter, along with a photo showing a significant portion of the upper-level seats empty.

Another added: “Still a lot of empty seats at State Farm Stadium halfway thru the 1st quarter. #Seahawks.”

“At the Cardinals game and I have to say they may be the saddest fan base in the NFL…. Empty seats and almost half Seahawks fans … It’s barely week 4 smh,” said another.

The Atlanta Falcons home game against the Tennessee Titans also appeared to have attendance issues.

A.J. Brown #11 of the Tennessee Titans makes a reception for a touchdown in front of Desmond Trufant #21 of the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of a game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, on Sept. 29, 2019. (Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
A.J. Brown #11 and Jonnu Smith #81 of the Tennessee Titans celebrate after Brown scored a touchdown in the first half of an NFL game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, on Sept. 29, 2019. (Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
A.J. Brown #11 of the Tennessee Titans rushes in for a touchdown after the reception in the first half of an NFL game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, on Sept. 29, 2019. (Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

“Look at all the empty seats in the Falcon dome. Rise up and get out, if they ever was there in the first place. WhoDat,” one wrote on Twitter.

“This franchise is an embarrassment. And it’s absolutely not just the ‘expensive seats’ that are empty. Arthur Blank has destroyed the gameday experience,” added another person, referring to the Falcons owner.

Said a Falcons fan, “Love seeing the TD, but can’t ignore the empty seats. While fans are calling out the coaches and players call yourselves out as well. We need the home field advantage. Cant get that with an empty stadium.”

Elsewhere on Twitter, some users noted a bevy of empty seats at Lucas Oil Stadium, where the Indianapolis Colts played the Oakland Raiders.

“Lots of empty seats #ColtsPotatoes,” one wrote.

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