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NWSL Attendance Watch: Week 9

The league was back in action in Week 9 with five games on the schedule.  Portland and Chicago both drew their lowest home crowds of the year.  Sky Blue fans supported their first place club despite a loss at the hands of the Flash.

Next week should see good crowds as the top three in home attendance are all hosting.  The northwest battle between the Thorns and Reign should draw a big crowd.  The Chicago-Kansas City home and home could see two extremes at the gate.

Here are the NWSL’s attendance numbers through Week 9 (35 games):

Average Attendance: 4,135
(Average Attendance Without Portland’s Home Games: 2,712)

Attendance Standard Deviation: 3,860

Median Attendance: 2,855

Total Attendance to date: 144,714
(Total Attendance Without Portland’s Home Games: 81,374)

Week Nine Attendance Numbers:

Western New York Flash @ Boston Breakers (Dilboy Stadium) – 2,124

FC Kansas City @ Portland Thorns FC (JELD-WEN Field) – 10,886

Western New York Flash @ Sky Blue FC (Yurcak Field) – 2,056

Boston Breakers @ Chicago Red Stars (Benedictine University Sports Complex Stadium) – 1,129

FC Kansas City @ Seattle Reign FC (Starfire Stadium) – 1,377

Average Home Attendance
Team Games Average Capacity
Portland Thorns FC 5 12,668 62%
FC Kansas City 4 4,849 79%
Washington Spirit 4 4,177 93%
Western New York Flash 4 3,021 22%
Boston Breakers 4 2,279 79%
Seattle Reign FC 5 1,875 52%
Chicago Red Stars 4 1,642 47%
Sky Blue FC 5 1,625 33%

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