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:
|1||Portland Thorns FC||16,430||82,149||5|
|4||North Carolina Courage||4,258||25,550||6|
|5||Seattle Reign FC||3,442||17,211||5||3,919|
|7||Chicago Red Stars||3,128||18,768||6||3,720|
|8||Sky Blue FC||2,727||10,907||4|
|10||FC Kansas City||2,254||11,269||5|
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.