TopMenu

2017 MLS Attendance

Minnesota United 2017

An above-average week in 2017 MLS attendance, with most of the teams reporting above-average numbers in the dog days of summer.

Here are the numbers after the 23rd week of play:

Team Average Total Matches Week 23
1 Atlanta United FC 46,318 416,864 9
2 Seattle Sounders 42,799 470,793 11 43,530
3 Toronto FC 27,214 326,567 12 28,415
4 Orlando City SC 25,279 303,353 12
5 NYC FC 23,802 309,425 13
6 LA Galaxy 22,740 227,403 10 25,667
7 Vancouver Whitecaps 22,065 242,718 11
8 Portland Timbers 21,144 253,728 12
9 San Jose Earthquakes 20,718 248,617 12
10 New York Red Bulls 20,604 247,248 12 25,219
11 Montreal Impact 20,344 203,441 10
12 Minnesota United 20,134 281,875 14
13 Sporting KC 19,671 236,052 12
14 Real Salt Lake 18,700 224,404 12
15 NE Revolution 18,024 216,293 12 19,911
16 Houston Dynamo 17,586 211,027 12 16,344
17 Chicago Fire 16,755 184,310 11
18 Philadelphia Union 16,456 213,931 13 15,297
19 DC United 16,182 194,183 12 14,193
20 Colorado Rapids 15,380 184,560 12
21 FC Dallas 15,219 182,630 12 14,522
22 Columbus Crew 14,791 177,493 12 18,690
TOTALS 21,538 5,556,915 258 221,788
WEEKLY AVERAGE 22,179

As noted, there were plenty of above-average crowds in Week 23 of 2017 MLS attendance. Seattle, per usual, was a very strong draw, and Toronto, LA Galaxy and New York Red Bulls all boosted their season average with good gates. Technically, MLS as a whole drew fewer fans in Week 23 than in Week 22, but its the per-game average that really matters–and with only 10 matches on the schedule, the circuit posted a healthy average of 22,179 fans per game. That raises the season average to 21,528.

Coming up, we expect Atlanta and Seattle to continue to battle for the 2017 MLS attendance crown, as they both have the capability to draw huge crowds throughout the season — even after Atlanta moves to the new downtown Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

All attendance figures come from the MLS website. 

August Publications