Another strong weekend for 2017 NWSL attendance, with Orlando Pride attracting over 14,000 fans to the team’s first match at the new Orlando stadium and North Carolina Courage with a strong debut.
Here are the numbers:
|1||Portland Thorns FC||16,145||16,145||1|
|3||North Carolina Courage||6,298||6,298||1|
|5||FC Kansas City||3,340||3,340||1|
|6||Seattle Reign FC||3,124||6,248||2|
|9||Chicago Red Stars||2,153||2,153||1|
|10||Sky Blue FC||0||0||0|
The Orlando Pride attendance of 14,452 was a record for the franchise, and it came at the team’s first game at Orlando City Stadium. The North Carolina Course also had a strong day at the gate for the team’s first game at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park.
The second-week average attendance of 5,592 is down from last weekend’s league average of 5,979, and roughly the same as 2016’s mark of 5,585. Still, it’s way too early in the season to extrapolate anything from two weekends of games.
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.