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:
|1||Atlanta United FC||46,318||416,864||9|
|4||Orlando City SC||25,279||303,353||12|
|9||San Jose Earthquakes||20,718||248,617||12|
|10||New York Red Bulls||20,604||247,248||12||25,219|
|14||Real Salt Lake||18,700||224,404||12|
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.