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2017 NWSL Attendance

Orlando Pride Week 5

It was a paradoxical week for 2017 NWSL attendance during Week 10, as four squads pushed up their season average with good crowds, but overall attendance in the bottom half for the season.

Here are the Week 10 numbers:

Team Average Total Matches Week 10
1 Portland Thorns FC 16,430 82,149 5
2 Orlando Pride 7,599 30,394 4 5,497
3 Houston Dash 5,272 21,086 4
4 North Carolina Courage 4,258 25,550 6
5 Seattle Reign FC 3,442 17,211 5 3,919
6 Washington Spirit 3,313 19,880 6 4,319
7 Chicago Red Stars 3,128 18,768 6 3,720
8 Sky Blue FC 2,727 10,907 4
9 Boston Breakers 2,690 13,450 5 3,209
10 FC Kansas City 2,254 11,269 5
TOTALS 5,013 250,664 50 20,664
WEEKLY AVERAGE 4,133

As noted, Seattle, Washington, Boston and Chicago all attracted above-average crowds, pushing up their season averages. But with Portland on the road and the Orlando Pride reporting a below-average crowd, the overall numbers disappointed. Overall, the per-game average of 4,133 was the fourth-lowest of the season, as was the total attendance tally of 20,664. We’re still seeing the 2017 NWSL attendance lag behind the 2016 average of 5,558.

This NWSL attendance listing is compiled from official NWSL game reports, posted on the league’s website. We cover only 2017 NWSL attendance in league game matches and not friendlies.

Image courtesy Orlando Pride.

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