Week 8 only had two games on the schedule, but it was a case of extremes for the NWSL attendance numbers. The two games were hosted by the clubs in first and last in home attendance this season. The week’s gates stayed true to their numbers. Portland drew another huge crowd, while Sky Blue FC had another disappointing turnout, despite sitting atop the standings.
Since there were only two games played, the numbers for the season pretty much stayed the same. This week will see five games, which will be hosted by the league’s four worst in attendance and then Portland.
Here are the NWSL’s attendance numbers through Week 8 (30 games):
Average Attendance: 4,238
(Average Attendance Without Portland’s Home Games: 2,873)
Attendance Standard Deviation: 3,876
Median Attendance: 3,108
Total Attendance to date: 127,142
(Total Attendance Without Portland’s Home Games: 74,688)
Week Eight Attendance Numbers:
Chicago Red Stars @ Portland Thorns FC (JELD-WEN Field) – 12,446
Boston Breakers @ Sky Blue FC (Yurcak Field) – 1,312
|Average Home Attendance|
|Portland Thorns FC||4||13,114||64%|
|FC Kansas City||4||4,849||79%|
|Western New York Flash||4||3,021||22%|
|Seattle Reign FC||4||2,000||56%|
|Chicago Red Stars||3||1,813||52%|
|Sky Blue FC||4||1,518||30%|
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