Unable to attend either event, I relied on other sources reporting attendance numbers at each game. Initial comparison was focused on each league's championship game. Below is a chart for comparison sake of MLU's 1 final game and AUDL's 3 championship weekend games.
NOTE: AUDL #s do exclude "staff," of which there were "200+"
Today's official attendance: 1449.— Ultiworld (@Ulti_world) August 7, 2016
Nic Darling on MLU's Cleats & Cufflinks podcast, episode 56
.@sludgebrown this isn't really an accurate reflection of the event— Madison Radicals (@MadisonRadicals) August 9, 2016
Semi 1: 1600+
Semi 2: 2932
Not including 200+ staff
RELATED: AUDL attendance in 2015