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NWSL Attendance Watch: Week 18

Boston played to a sellout crowd last Wednesday at Dilboy Stadium in an upset of Portland. (Photo Copyright Linehan Photography for The Equalizer)

It was a wild week for the NWSL. The playoff teams are decided but home field is still up in the air. This week also featured a game that didn’t finish and a knee injury that was big news.

With all that, the league saw good crowds. Boston had another sellout, and Chicago closed out their home season with an above average crowd. The week was finished off with a big gate in Washington and Western New York’s largest crowd of the season.

All eyes to next week as the regular season concludes, and we figure out the playoff match ups.

Here are the NWSL’s attendance numbers through Week 18 (84 games):

Average Attendance: 4,244
(Average Attendance Without Portland’s Home Games: 2,877)

Total Attendance to date: 356,529
(Total Attendance Without Portland’s Home Games: 210,008)

Week Eighteen Attendance Numbers:

Portland Thorns FC @ Boston Breakers (Dilboy Stadium) – 3,012 (sellout)

Seattle Reign FC @ Western New York Flash (Sahlen’s Stadium) – 4,993

Chicago Red Stars @ Washington Spirit (Maryland SoccerPlex) – 2,081

Sky Blue FC @ Chicago Red Stars (Benedictine University Sports Complex Stadium) – 2,086

FC Kansas City @ Boston Breakers (Dilboy Stadium) – 2,116

Seattle Reign FC @ Washington Spirit (Maryland SoccerPlex) – 4,549

Portland Thorns FC @ Western New York Flash (Sahlen’s Stadium) – 7,606

Home Attendance Averages

Portland – 13,320 (11 games)
Kansas City – 4,597 (10 games)
Western New York – 4,302 (10 games)
Washington – 3,564 (10 games)
Boston – 2,427 (11 games)
Seattle – 2,151 (10 games)
Chicago – 1,712 (11 games)
Sky Blue – 1,666 (11 games)

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