Table 2

 Participation rates for ice hockey, soccer, and American football in the United States from 1993 to 1999

1993199419951996199719981999
Data presented in millions of participants. Frequent participation was 40+ days a year except for ice hockey, which was 30+ days a year. a, Estimates not available for this year. Source: Sports Business Research Network SBRnet (www.SBRnet.com).
Ice hockey
    All participants1.701.902.502.101.902.101.90
    Frequent participants0.400.500.800.700.500.900.70
Soccer
    All participants10.3012.5012.0013.9013.7013.2013.20
    Frequent participants3.003.703.704.204.704.905.00
Football (tackle)
    All participantsaa8.309.008.207.408.70
    Frequent participantsaa2.603.202.902.803.40
Football (touch)
    All participantsaa12.1011.6011.909.6011.10
    Frequent participantsaa1.701.701.901.302.00
Football (total)
    All participantsaa20.4020.6020.1017.0019.80
    Frequent participantsaa4.304.904.804.105.40