One fun trend we’ve seen from the first two weeks of pro football this season is the difference in data usage during nail-biting, close games compared to those in which a team wins by a heavy margin, otherwise known as blowouts. The close pro games (decided by 13 points or fewer) have averaged in-venue mobile data usage more than 73 percent greater than the blowout pro games (decided by 14 points or more) so far this season.

Here are the venues in which data was really moving in and out of the stadium this past week:

Top 5 Professional Venues by Total Mobile Data (9/11-9/15)

  • San Diego, CA – 750GB
    • Equivalent to more than 2.1 million social media post with photos
  • San Francisco, CA – 673GB
    • Equivalent to more than 1.9 million social media post with photos
  • New York City, NY – 345GB
    • Equivalent to more than 985K social media post with photos
  • Charlotte, NC – 308GB
    • Equivalent to more than 880K social media post with photos
  • Denver, CO – 300GB
    • Equivalent to more than 855K social media post with photos
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Top 5 Collegiate Venues by Total Mobile Data (9/11-9/13)

  • Norman, OK – 888GB
    • Equivalent to more than 2.5 million social media post with photos
  • Stillwater, OK – 785GB
    • Equivalent to more than 2.2 million social media post with photos
  • College Station, TX – 603GB
    • Equivalent to more than 1.7 million social media post with photos
  • Columbia, SC – 510GB
    • Equivalent to more than 1.4 million social media post with photos
  • Oxford, MS – 480GB
    • Equivalent to more than 1.3 million social media post with photos

Caveats:

  • All figures include only data traffic seen on AT&T’s venue-specific mobile network.
  • All data metrics come from only venues with a DAS where AT&T’s mobile network is on-air. These metrics are not comprehensive of every game played during this past weekend for professional or college football.
  • This data is compiled from only football stadiums that had home games during this selected timeframe where AT&T is on-air on a DAS.