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2017 USL Attendance

Charlotte Independence

With the two top draws in the league on the road, 2017 USL attendance in Week 17 was down over previous weeks — though there were some definite bright spots in the weekly report.

Here are the Week 17 numbers:

Team Average Total Matches Week 17 Week 17
1 FC Cincinnati 19,887 198,873 10
2 Sacramento Republic FC 11,569 80,983 7
3 Louisville City FC 8,529 59,704 7 11,632
4 San Antonio FC 7,240 65,158 9 8,131
5 Rio Grande Valley FC 7,144 57,151 8
6 Phoenix Rising FC 6,468 51,740 8 5,605
7 Tampa Bay Rowdies 5,663 50,964 9
8 Ottawa Fury FC 5,411 43,286 8 5,525
9 Reno 1868 FC 5,363 48,267 9
10 Richmond Kickers 4,978 44,800 9
11 Saint Louis FC 4,693 32,850 7 5,243
12 OKC Energy FC 4,590 32,132 7
13 Tulsa Roughnecks 4,538 31,769 7
14 Bethlehem Steel FC 3,427 27,415 8 0*
15 Charleston Battery 3,288 36,166 11
16 Col Springs Switchbacks FC 3,203 28,831 9
17 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 3,113 24,907 8
18 Orange County SC 2,857 14,285 5
19 Portland Timbers 2 2,607 26,067 10 1,917
20 Harrisburg City Islanders 2,536 20,288 8 3,289 1,840
21 Real Monarchs SLC 2,089 18,803 9
22 Rochester Rhinos 2,084 16,670 8
23 Charlotte Independence 1,572 11,003 7
24 LA Galaxy II 1,447 11,575 8 736
25 Orlando City B 1,320 11,878 9 1,504
26 Swope Park Rangers 1,066 8,530 8
27 Seattle Sounders FC 2 1,061 9,548 9 1,112
28 Toronto FC II 1,051 8,411 8
29 Vancouver Whitecaps FC II 825 7,424 9 1,788 895
30 New York Red Bulls II 560 6,157 11 505
TOTALS 4,343 1,085,635 250 49,722
WEEKLY AVERAGE 3,552

*Does not include unreported attendance for Week 17 match.

The lack of home top draws certainly suppressed the numbers, but there were some bright spots. Louisville City FC attracted a large crowd when hosting FC Cincinnati, and San Antonio drew its largest league crowd of the season. In addition, OttawaSt. Louis, Vancouver and Orlando City B drew larger-than-average crowds. The reported season average is now at 4,343 fans per game, but that’s not counting an unreported Bethlehem Steel crowd. That’s well above last year’s average reported attendance of 3,439.

These reports are compiled from team postings on the league website. Photo courtesy USL and Charlotte Independence.

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