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:
|1||Portland Thorns FC||17,335||190,686||11|
|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|
|9||Sky Blue FC||2,606||28,665||11||2,008|
|10||FC Kansas City||1,831||20,144||11||963|
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.