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:
|1||Atlanta United FC||46,991||281,946||6||44,922|
|4||Orlando City SC||25,280||252,797||10||25,527|
|11||New York Red Bulls||19,646||157,167||8|
|13||Real Salt Lake||18,505||148,037||8||19,256|
|14||San Jose Earthquakes||18,000||144,000||8||18,000|
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.