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2017 MLS Attendance

Atlanta United setting record

Another huge week on the 2017 MLS attendance front, with two big Atlanta United FC crowds at Mercedes-Benz Stadium fueling above-average numbers. 

Here are the numbers after the 28th week of play:

Team Average Total Matches Week 28 Week 28
1 Atlanta United FC 47,926 575,114 12 42,511 70,425
2 Seattle Sounders 43,400 607,598 14
3 Toronto FC 27,447 384,262 14
4 Orlando City SC 25,235 353,286 14
5 NYC FC 23,428 374,844 16
6 LA Galaxy 21,844 283,973 13 19,650
7 Vancouver Whitecaps 21,548 344,764 16 17,368 20,592
8 Portland Timbers 21,144 296,016 14
9 New York Red Bulls 20,929 293,001 14 20,534
10 San Jose Earthquakes 20,330 284,617 14 18,000
11 Montreal Impact 20,273 304,097 15 20,801
12 Minnesota United 20,268 304,023 15
13 Sporting KC 19,644 275,010 14 19,089
14 Real Salt Lake 18,693 280,396 15 19,677
15 NE Revolution 18,160 254,238 14
16 Houston Dynamo 17,626 229,132 13
17 Chicago Fire 17,180 257,700 15 15,643
18 Philadelphia Union 16,511 231,152 14
19 DC United 15,848 237,722 15
20 Colorado Rapids 15,356 214,985 14 14,336
21 FC Dallas 15,142 227,128 15 15,124
22 Columbus Crew 15,007 225,111 15
TOTALS 21,708 6,838,169 315 313,750
WEEKLY AVERAGE 24,135

Strong numbers up and down for 2017 MLS attendance in Week 28. Atlanta United FC drew two huge crowds to Mercedes-Benz Stadium, cementing the team’s lead in the annual attendance race. That’s the good news for MLS, as many other leading teams (LA Galaxy, Vancouver, New York Red Bulls, Sporting KC) failed to draw their season average. But we won’t be total downers: the 24,135 fans per game is the third-highest of the season.  Combine that number with last week’s 24,676 fans per game, and you have some pretty impressive totals.

Coming up, we expect Atlanta and Seattle to continue to battle for the 2017 MLS attendance crown.

All attendance figures come from the MLS website. Image courtesy Atlanta United FC.

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