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|
|Portland Thorns FC||5||12,668||62%|
|FC Kansas City||4||4,849||79%|
|Western New York Flash||4||3,021||22%|
|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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