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2018 MLS Attendance

Audi Field Opening 2018

It was easily the best week of the season for 2018 MLS attendance, both in terms of total attendance and per-game attendance, pushing the yearly total over 7 million.

Here are the numbers to date for 2018 MLS attendance, as of September 23:

Team Av. Total Gms 2017 YOY Week 30
1 Atlanta United FC 52,273 784,099 15 48,200 0.08 72,017
2 Seattle Sounders 40,623 568,716 14 43,666 -0.07 39,536
3 Toronto FC 27,156 380,184 14 27,647 -0.02
4 LA Galaxy 24,188 362,816 15 22,251 0.09 25,503
5 Orlando City SC 23,983 359,744 15 25,028 -0.04 23,723
6 NYC FC 23,104 346,560 15 22,643 0.02
7 Minnesota United 22,317 312,441 14 20,538 0.09 24,525
8 LAFC 22,048 330,716 15 NA NA 22,000
9 Vancouver Whitecaps 21,937 329,052 15 21,760 0.01 21,190
10 Portland Timbers 21,144 317,160 15 21,144 0.00 21,144
11 Sporting KC 19,894 278,510 14 19,536 0.02
12 San Jose Earthquakes 19,255 288,832 15 19,875 -0.03 15,948
13 Montreal Impact 18,464 276,966 15 20,046 -0.08 20,801
14 Real Salt Lake 18,448 276,716 15 18,781 -0.02
15 New York Red Bulls 18,276 274,134 15 21,175 -0.14 20,731
16 NE Revolution 17,553 263,290 15 19,367 -0.09 24,388
17 Houston Dynamo 16,743 251,145 15 17,500 -0.04
18 D.C. United 16,729 200,745 12 17,904 -0.07
19 Philadelphia Union 16,430 246,450 15 16,901 -0.03 15,080
20 Colorado Rapids 15,341 230,119 15 15,322 0.00
21 FC Dallas 15,206 228,092 15 15,122 0.01
22 Chicago Fire 14,252 213,778 15 17,383 -0.18
23 Columbus Crew 12,099 181,485 15 15,439 -0.22 19,121
TOTALS 21,603 7,301,750 338 22,147 -0.02 365,707
WEEKLY AV. 26,122

How big a week was it? Big enough where the besieged Columbus Crew drew over 19,000 fans, where the New England Revolution drew over 24,000, and where several other teams outdrew their season averages. It was also a week where Atlanta United drew the third-largest crowd of the season. Reaching 7 million is a great achievement and gives the league plenty of momentum approaching the end of the 2018 season.

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