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2017 MLS Attendance

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The best per-match attendance since the season opener boosted 2017 MLS attendance numbers in Week 16, with six of the top seven teams on the attendance rankings putting up good numbers.

Here are the numbers after the 16th week of play:

Team Average Total Matches Week 16
1 Atlanta United FC 46,991 281,946 6 44,922
2 Seattle Sounders 42,670 298,688 7
3 Toronto FC 26,704 213,628 8 28,627
4 Orlando City SC 25,280 252,797 10 25,527
5 LA Galaxy 23,088 138,525 6 25,667
6 NYC FC 22,559 180,471 8 25,073
7 Vancouver Whitecaps 21,724 195,516 9 22,120
8 Portland Timbers 21,144 169,152 8
9 Montreal Impact 21,132 126,792 6
10 Minnesota United 20,511 143,579 7
11 New York Red Bulls 19,646 157,167 8
12 Sporting KC 19,511 156,085 8
13 Real Salt Lake 18,505 148,037 8 19,256
14 San Jose Earthquakes 18,000 144,000 8 18,000
15 Houston Dynamo 17,215 137,716 8
16 NE Revolution 17,054 136,433 8 21,548
17 DC United 16,704 133,631 8
18 Philadelphia Union 16,443 131,542 8 17,720
19 Colorado Rapids 15,529 124,233 8 15,461
20 Chicago Fire 15,489 123,909 8
21 FC Dallas 15,195 121,559 8
22 Columbus Crew 13,050 104,402 8
TOTALS 21,168 3,619,808 171 263,921
WEEKLY AVERAGE 23,993

It was a fairly amazing week of 2017 MLS attendance numbers, with eight squads posting above-average numbers, boosting both their season averages and the season average of 21,168. The weekly average of 23,993 was the highest since the opening weekend average of 25,195, and the total of 263,921 was above average as well.

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. Image courtesy MLS.

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