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2017 NWSL Attendance

Portland Thorns

On a per-game basis, it was the weakest week of 2017 NWSL attendance, as the league averaged only 3,006 fans per match.

Here are the Week 20 numbers:

Team Average Total Matches Week 20
1 Portland Thorns FC 17,335 190,686 11
2 Orlando Pride 6,080 66,880 11 4,341
3 Houston Dash 4,533 45,329 10
4 North Carolina Courage 4,150 45,652 11 4,702
5 Seattle Reign FC 3,930 39,302 10
6 Chicago Red Stars 3,489 38,379 11
7 Washington Spirit 3,464 34,636 10
8 Boston Breakers 2,842 31,257 11 3,015
9 Sky Blue FC 2,606 28,665 11 2,008
10 FC Kansas City 1,831 20,144 11 963
TOTALS 5,055 540,930 107 15,029
WEEKLY AVERAGE 3,006

On the bright side, two teams — North Carolina and Boston — outdrew their season average. On the other hand, three other teams did not. This week was a little unusual in that the Orlando Pride was moved up two days as the Orlando area braced itself for the arrival of Hurricane Irma. And without Portland Thorns playing at home, the league numbers would suffer anyway. The weekly average of 3,006 fans per game lowered the 2017 per-game average to 5,055. 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.

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