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NWSL Attendance Watch: Week 15

The Breakers had their second-largest crowd of the season on Sunday. (Photo Copyright Linehan Photography for The Equalizer)

It was a light schedule for the NWSL this week with only four games played and three of the four were well attended.  Kansas City and Boston both saw their second-largest crowds of the season.  An above average crowd came out to see the Flash in their FOX Soccer televised match.  With their crowd, Western New York has now claimed the third spot in average attendance.

Next week should see some more good crowds.  Washington goes back to having a weekend home game, which should help their gate numbers.  Since the FOX Soccer game of the week is in Portland for a big matchup, there could be an even bigger than usual crowd to see the Thorns take on the Red Stars.

Here are the NWSL’s attendance numbers through Week 15 (66 games):

Average Attendance: 3,981
(Average Attendance Without Portland’s Home Games: 2,762)

Attendance Standard Deviation: 3,625

Median Attendance: 2,797

Total Attendance to date: 262,776
(Total Attendance Without Portland’s Home Games: 160,177)

Week Fifteen Attendance Numbers:

Washington Spirit @ Chicago Red Stars (Benedictine University Sports Complex Stadium) – 1,241

Seattle Reign FC @ FC Kansas City (Verizon Wireless Field) – 5,271

Sky Blue FC @ Western New York Flash (Sahlen’s Stadium) – 4,664

Portland Thorns FC @ Boston Breakers (Dilboy Stadium) – 2,978 (sellout)

Average Home Attendance
Team Games Average Capacity
Portland Thorns FC 8 12,825 63%
FC Kansas City 9 4,550 74%
Western New York Flash 7 3,780 27%
Washington Spirit 7 3,771 84%
Boston Breakers 8 2,334 86%
Seattle Reign FC 9 2,166 60%
Sky Blue FC 9 1,651 33%
Chicago Red Stars 9 1,484 42%

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