The regular season is over, and 2017 NWSL attendance ended on a high note, punctuated by a sellout Portland Thorns FC crowd at Providence Park.
Here are the Week 22 numbers:
|1||Portland Thorns FC||17,653||211,830||12||21,144|
|4||North Carolina Courage||4,389||52,672||12||7,020|
|5||Seattle Reign FC||4,037||48,449||12|
|7||Chicago Red Stars||3,198||38,379||12|
|9||Sky Blue FC||2,613||31,355||12|
|10||FC Kansas City||1,788||21,456||12||1,312|
It was the second-best week of numbers for 2017 NWSL attendance, but the news really was mixed. On the one hand, Portland sold out Providence Park for its season finale, and North Carolina Courage drew its best crowd of the season. On the other hand, the Thorns attracted more than a third of the fans in the entire league. That means there isn’t a real balance in the league in what can be considered a down year for the circuit. This week’s per-game average of 6,610 fans per game raised the 2017 season per-game average to 5,083. We’re still seeing the per-game 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 Portland Thorns.