Hi! Thanks for the question.
Sorry for the delay, I was only able to see this today.
Our first link provides some good statistics on home-field advantages
in baseball. The study was for the years 1901 to 2002. The stats here
are fairly detailed and can be an answer to your question in itself.
?Historical Trends in Home-Field Advantage? by Cyril Morong
In this article from Australia, we can reference more statistics and
also interviews about the benefits of playing on ones home floor. I
will only reference the statistics here but please read the link for
?For example, in ice hockey and basketball, 64 per cent of games were
won on home ground and for American football, home advantage accounted
for 60 per cent of wins. There was a flurry of research after this.
Soccer emerged as having one of the biggest home advantages of any
sport, with some studies estimating 69 per cent of games are won at
?Many Australian rules games are played in greater Melbourne, without
much travel and with a balanced mix of team supporters. Yet home teams
still win 16.7 per cent more games??
??Referees definitely get influenced by a crowd. We've done some
statistics that show that for the top 10 Rugby sides around the world,
there is a 15 per cent differential in favour of home teams in terms
of penalties awarded.?"
?Fighting The Home Advantage?
Hoopsworld made a small study on home-court advantage in the NBA for
the 2002-2003 season. Here are some findings.
?Did you know home-court advantage got much stronger last season? In
2001-02, the average home-court advantage was 18.3%. Last year, it was
25.7%. A lot of this is due to the Eastern Conference, which had an
average home-court advantage of 26.8%.?
?Home-court advantage isn?t very consistent from year to year, to
repeat an earlier theme. The correlation between home-court advantage
in 2001-02 and 2002-03 was just 32.9%, r squared 10.8%. One year is a
small sample size, but that does seem to suggest that a lot of
home-court advantage is random.?
?Potpourri? By Kevin Pelton
Checking out the 3 leagues in the US (NBA, NHL and the NFL), we can
see that more teams have winning records at home. The MLB doesn?t show
in its standings the home and road records.
NBA ? 22 out of 30 teams (as of Mar. 21, 2006)
NHL ? 24 out of 30 teams (as of Mar. 21, 2006)
NFL ? 17 out of 24 teams (2005 season)
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