Above-average crowds in Indianapolis and Edmonton fueled 2017 NASL attendance numbers as the circuit ended the spring season.
Here is the 2017 NASL attendance to date:
|3||New York Cosmos||4,626||37,006||8|
|4||North Carolina FC||4,425||35,403||8||4,227|
|6||Puerto Rico FC||3,477||27,816||8|
|8||San Francisco Deltas||2,419||19,348||8||2,723|
With the spring season ending, it’s a good time to evaluate 2017 NASL attendance. The verdict? Not too shabby. This week’s numbers lowered the season average to 4,502 fans per game, still close to the 2016 average attendance of 4,684. That’s very good news for the league as a whole:. Last season had some solid attendance numbers generated by Minnesota, Ottawa and Tampa Bay. Those good numbers are gone, but they’re replaced by attendance boosts from Miami (averaging 5,205 fans per game in 2016), New York Cosmos (averaging 3,451 fans per game in 2016) and FC Edmonton (averaging 2,020 fans per game in 2016). True, Indy Eleven, North Carolina and Jacksonville are down from 2016, but all in all the numbers should create some optimism for NASL’s future.
These reports are based on attendance figures posted on the NASL website. Image courtesy NASL.