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2017 USL Attendance

FC Cincinnati attendance record

It’s always a good week when a league attendance record is set, so it’s no surprise the numbers in 2017 USL attendance were amongst the best of the season.

Here are the Week 26 numbers:

Team Average Total Matches Week 26 Week 26
1 FC Cincinnati 21,199 339,181 16 30,417
2 Sacramento Republic FC 11,569 150,397 13 11,569
3 Louisville City FC 8,805 114,462 13 8,303
4 San Antonio FC 7,130 85,562 12
5 Rio Grande Valley FC 6,989 104,832 15  6,169
6 Phoenix Rising FC 6,122 79,590 13 6,008
7 Tampa Bay Rowdies 5,742 74,649 13
8 Reno 1868 FC 5,381 64,567 12
9 Ottawa Fury FC 5,369 69,792 13
10 Saint Louis FC 4,503 63,038 14 4,456
11 Richmond Kickers 4,435 62,086 14
12 OKC Energy FC 4,257 51,081 12
13 Tulsa Roughnecks 4,048 52,629 13 4,351
14 Col Springs Switchbacks FC 3,424 44,515 13
15 Charleston Battery 3,177 44,480 14 2,228
16 Bethlehem Steel FC 3,064 39,834 13
17 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 2,592 36,286 14 2,341
18 Portland Timbers 2 2,568 38,519 15
19 Orange County SC 2,451 34,318 14 1,857
20 Harrisburg City Islanders 2,431 34,040 14 1,820 2,775
21 Real Monarchs SLC 2,245 29,186 13
22 Rochester Rhinos 2,181 28,358 13
23 Charlotte Independence 1,600 22,402 14 1,830
24 Orlando City B 1,199 15,590 13
25 LA Galaxy II 1,174 16,436 14
26 Toronto FC II 1,148 14,928 13
27 Swope Park Rangers 1,050 13,654 13 1,114
28 Seattle Sounders FC 2 1,033 14,455 14 0*
29 Vancouver Whitecaps FC II 901 11,717 13 1,244
30 New York Red Bulls II 575 8,631 15
TOTALS 4,344 1,759,215 405 86,482
WEEKLY AVERAGE 5,765

*Attendance for Week 26 match unreported.

Last week was the worst week (attendance-wise, of course) when it came to per-game attendance. The situation was flipped in Week 26, as the total and per-game attendance were amongst the highest of the season. It helps when FC Cincinnati sets a USL attendance record, but plenty of other teams put up solid numbers — Sacramento Republic with its usual sellout, for example. The reported season average is now at 4,344 fans per game. That’s well above last year’s average reported attendance of 3,439, making 2017 USL attendance one of the great sporting stories of the season.

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

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