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2017 MLS Attendance

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It was a monster Week 12 of 2017 MLS attendance, as a jam-packed 18-game schedule yielded a total of 344,207 fans attending league matches, for an average of 21,513.

Here are the numbers after the 12th week of play:

Team Average Total Matches Week 12 Week 12
1 Atlanta United FC 48,031 192,123 4 44,893
2 Seattle Sounders 42,214 211,068 5 40,588
3 Toronto FC 26,604 159,625 6
4 Orlando City SC 25,527 178,689 7 25,527
5 LA Galaxy 22,572 112,858 5
6 NYC FC 22,183 110,915 5
7 Vancouver Whitecaps 22,113 132,675 6 21,020
8 Montreal Impact 21,552 107,760 5 19,138
9 Portland Timbers 21,144 126,864 6
10 Minnesota United 20,781 124,683 6 19,107
11 New York Red Bulls 19,702 137,915 7 21,025
12 Sporting KC 19,232 115,390 6 20,129
13 Real Salt Lake 18,413 110,476 6 16,434
14 San Jose Earthquakes 18,000 108,000 6 18,000
15 Houston Dynamo 17,653 123,568 7
16 DC United 16,557 115,901 7 20,618
17 Philadelphia Union 16,260 113,822 7 15,234 18,399
18 NE Revolution 15,520 93,121 6 18,651
19 Chicago Fire 15,479 92,872 6 11,244
20 FC Dallas 15,415 92,488 6 14,200
21 Colorado Rapids 14,708 73,538 5
22 Columbus Crew 13,090 91,629 7
TOTALS 20,809 2,725,980 131 344,207

The mark of 344,207 was easily the highest of the season, surpassing Week 1’s total of 277,148. There are a few other interesting trends in the numbers. Both Atlanta and Seattle drew their usual strong crowds, and Orlando City registered yet another sellout in their new stadium. Sporting KC, Philadelphia Union, New York Red Bull and DC United all drew crowds that boosted their season average. Yes, it is an unusual situation where there are 18 games in a week of play, but that doesn’t detract from that impressive total.

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 Atlanta United.

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