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NWSL Attendance Watch: Week 14

It was a strong week for NWSL attendance. (Photo Copyright Amanda McCormick |

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:

Chicago Red Stars @ Washington Spirit (Maryland SoccerPlex) – 2,593

Western New York Flash @ Seattle Reign FC (Starfire Stadium) – 2,514

Boston Breakers @ Sky Blue FC (Yurcak Field) – 1,279

Western New York Flash @ Portland Thorns FC (JELD-WEN Field) – 13,021

FC Kansas City @ Chicago Red Stars (Benedictine University Sports Complex Stadium) – 1,549

Washington Spirit @ Seattle Reign FC (Starfire Stadium) – 3,855 (sellout)


Average Home Attendance
Team Games Average Capacity
Portland Thorns FC 8 12,825 63%
FC Kansas City 8 4,460 73%
Washington Spirit 7 3,771 84%
Western New York Flash 6 3,632 26%
Boston Breakers 7 2,242 84%
Seattle Reign FC 9 2,166 60%
Sky Blue FC 9 1,651 33%
Chicago Red Stars 8 1,514 43%

NWSL Attendance Archive


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