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NWSL Attendance Watch: Week 16

Despite the Spirit's poor record, fans still turn out. (Photo Copyright Amanda McCormick |

The NWSL saw another average week at the gates for their five games.  Portland drew an expected large crowd for the FOX Soccer broadcast.  Kansas City fans came out once again and have now had three-straight games with over 5,000 fans.

All other matches were pretty close to the team averages for the season.  Portland has two home games next week, which will give the league’s attendance numbers a huge boost.  Chicago and Sky Blue will also be hosting next weekend, both looking for a solid crowd.

Here are the NWSL’s attendance numbers through Week 16 (71 games):

Average Attendance: 4,032
(Average Attendance Without Portland’s Home Games: 2,760)

Attendance Standard Deviation: 3,666

Median Attendance: 2,738

Total Attendance to date: 286,260
(Total Attendance Without Portland’s Home Games: 171,127)

Week 16 Attendance Numbers:

Boston Breakers @ FC Kansas City (Verizon Wireless Field) – 5,024

Chicago Red Stars @ Seattle Reign FC (Starfire Stadium) – 2,017

Boston Breakers @ Washington Spirit (Maryland SoccerPlex) – 2,607

Chicago Red Stars @ Portland Thorns FC (JELD-WEN Field) – 12,534

FC Kansas City @ Sky Blue FC (Yurcak Field) – 1,302

Average Home Attendance
Team Games Average Capacity
Portland Thorns FC 9 12,793 63%
FC Kansas City 10 4,597 75%
Western New York Flash 7 3,780 27%
Washington Spirit 8 3,626 81%
Boston Breakers 8 2,334 86%
Seattle Reign FC 10 2,151 60%
Sky Blue FC 10 1,616 32%
Chicago Red Stars 9 1,484 42%


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