Is NASCAR the Number One Spectator Sport?
With over 75 million fans, NASCAR is the leading spectator sport in the United States. In fact, 17 out of the top 25 spectator sports are NASCAR events.
In the United States, nearly one out of every three adults is a NASCAR fan. The largest NASCAR arena holds 190,000 spectators while the largest NFL stadiums feature a maximum occupancy of 60,000 to 80,000. In terms of television viewers, NASCAR falls just behind the NFL as the most-watched televised sporting event. With an estimated $3 billion per year in sponsorships, two times more than the NFL, NASCAR is also the most financially lucrative spectator sport in the United States.