Each team played one game this week. There were three good crowds and one poor crowd. Boston, which had sold out its first two home games, had the lowest gate of the week, but that match was played on an unusually cold day for May and in heavy rain. Seattle fans showed up in full force to see the return of Hope Solo and Alex Morgan. No word on how many of these fans made the short trip to support the Thorns. Regardless, it was a much needed full house for the Reign.
Kansas City proved once again that it is a popular draw. All four home matches have had announced crowds of over 4,000. They appear to have the second spot tied up in the attendance tables.
Overall, attendance stayed pretty close to previous averages. The weekly average came in just under 3,000. Next week won’t tell us much as there are only two matches on the NWSL schedule with the U.S. women’s national team heading north to square off against Canada.
Here are the NWSL’s attendance numbers through Week 7 (28 games):
Average Attendance: 4,049
(Average Attendance Without Portland’s Home Games: 2,935)
Attendance Standard Deviation: 3,645
Median Attendance: 3,108
Total Attendance to date: 113,384
(Total Attendance Without Portland’s Home Games: 73,376)
Week Seven Attendance Numbers:
Chicago Red Stars @ Western New York Flash (Sahlen’s Stadium) – 3,152
Washington Spirit @ Boston Breakers (Dilboy Stadium) – 1,246
Portland Thorns FC @ Seattle Reign FC (Starfire Stadium) – 3,324
Sky Blue FC @ FC Kansas City (Shawnee Mission District Stadium) – 4,186
|Average Home Attendance|
|Portland Thorns FC||3||13,336||65%|
|FC Kansas City||4||4,849||79%|
|Western New York Flash||4||3,021||22%|
|Chicago Red Stars||3||1,813||52%|
|Sky Blue FC||3||1,586||32%|
|Seattle Reign FC||4||2,000||62%|
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