A strong crowd for Atlanta United FC in its second match at Bobby Dodd Stadium and a huge crowd for the Seattle Sounders opener shook up the 2017 MLS attendance rankings, as the top four are teams holding matches this season in large stadiums: Atlanta, Seattle, Minnesota United FC and the Montreal Impact.
Here are the numbers after the third week of play:
|1||Atlanta United FC||50,610||101,219||2|
|5||Orlando City SC||25,527||51,054||2|
|9||Real Salt Lake||19,934||39,867||2|
|11||New York Red Bulls||19,375||19,375||1|
|14||San Jose Earthquakes||18,000||36,000||2|
It was the best weekend of attendance for MLS in 2017, as 260,970 fans passed the turnstiles. That’s more than the opening weekend tally of 252,299. 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.
Image courtesy Seattle Sounders.