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2017 USL Attendance

FC Cincinnati hosting Louisville

Buoyed by two FC Cincinnati home matches at Nippert Stadium, the USL had its best week of attendance in Week 5, attracting 94,715 fans to 16 games for an average of 5,920 per match.

Here are the numbers:

Team Average Total Matches
1 FC Cincinnati 19,608 58,825 3
2 Sacramento Republic FC 11,569 23,138 2
3 Louisville City FC 7,916 15,832 2
4 San Antonio FC 6,898 20,694 3
5 Phoenix Rising FC 6,794 20,382 3
6 Ottawa Fury FC 6,502 6,502 1
7 Tampa Bay Rowdies 5,591 22,362 4
8 Rio Grande Valley FC 5,897 17,692 3
9 Richmond Kickers 5,541 22,165 4
10 Reno 1868 FC 5,001 15,002 3
11 Saint Louis FC 4,827 14,480 3
12 OKC Energy FC 4,466 8,931 2
13 Tulsa Roughnecks 4,242 12,726 3
14 Rochester Rhinos 3,459 3,459 1
15 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 3,007 9,021 3
16 Bethlehem Steel FC 2,998 8,993 3
17 Col Springs Switchbacks FC 2,641 5,281 2
18 Harrisburg City Islanders 2,639 5,277 2
19 Charleston Battery 2,364 7,093 3
20 Portland Timbers 2 1,887 5,662 3
21 Orlando City B 1,784 5,351 3
22 Real Monarchs SLC* 1,771 1,771 1
23 LA Galaxy II 1,573 4,719 3
24 Charlotte Independence 1,539 3,078 2
25 Seattle Sounders FC 2 1,017 3,050 3
26 Swope Park Rangers 878 2,634 3
27 Vancouver Whitecaps FC II 738 738 1
28 New York Red Bulls II 582 2,327 4
29 Toronto FC II 525 525 1
30 Orange County SC 0 0 0
TOTALS 4,429 327,710 74

*Does not include April 6 match at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Not every week will feature two large FC Cincinnati matches, so this may end up being the best weekend of USL attendance. But the 2017 USL attendance story this week has plenty of highlights past FC Cincinnati. In the team’s USL debut, Ottawa Fury FC drew 6,502 fans to TD Place Stadium. Phoenix Rising saw its biggest crowd of the season, 7,162. And Sacramento Republic notched another sellout.

The big week of attendance also pushed the season average to 4,429.  That’s now well above last year’s average attendance of 3,439.

These reports are compiled from team postings on the league website. Photo courtesy FC Cincinnati.

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