This was a huge week for the NWSL. Fox Soccer televised their first match of the season, and the attendance was high in several locations. Seattle drew over 5,000 fans for their two home games this week, which included the televised sellout.
Portland had another huge crowd which sent them over the 100,000 mark for the season (in only eight games). Chicago and Sky Blue had the only crowds under 2,500 of the week. Next week could be a small one for the NWSL on the attendance front. Fox Soccer will televise the Flash-Sky Blue game on Sunday, which has the potential to be a good crowd.
Here are the NWSL’s attendance numbers through Week 14 (62 games):
Average Attendance: 4,010
(Average Attendance Without Portland’s Home Games: 2,704)
Attendance Standard Deviation: 3,718
Median Attendance: 2,713
Total Attendance to date: 248,622
(Total Attendance Without Portland’s Home Games: 146,023)
Week Fourteen Attendance Numbers:
Washington Spirit @ Seattle Reign FC (Starfire Stadium) – 3,855 (sellout)
|Average Home Attendance|
|Portland Thorns FC||8||12,825||63%|
|FC Kansas City||8||4,460||73%|
|Western New York Flash||6||3,632||26%|
|Seattle Reign FC||9||2,166||60%|
|Sky Blue FC||9||1,651||33%|
|Chicago Red Stars||8||1,514||43%|
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