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2018 MLS Attendance

Audi Field Opening 2018

Strong crowds in Atlanta and New England. combined with the first match at Audi Field for D.C. United, led to a good per-crowd average on the 2018 MLS attendance front.

Here are the numbers to date for 2018 MLS attendance:

Team Av. Total Gms 2,017 YOY Week 20
1 Atlanta United FC 52,409 576,501 11 48,200 0.09 72,243
2 Seattle Sounders 40,567 324,538 8 43,666 -0.07
3 Toronto FC 26,302 236,719 9 27,647 -0.05
4 LA Galaxy 24,418 244,182 10 22,251 0.10
5 Orlando City SC 24,038 240,382 10 25,028 -0.04 23,420
6 NYC FC 22,591 248,496 11 22,643 0.00 39,791*
7 LAFC 22,000 198,000 9 NA NA 22,000
8 San Jose Earthquakes 21,743 173,943 8 19,875 0.09
9 Vancouver Whitecaps 21,493 214,928 10 21,760 -0.01
10 Minnesota United 21,315 213,151 10 20,538 0.04 23,667
11 Portland Timbers 21,144 148,008 7 21,144 0.00
12 Sporting KC 19,934 199,338 10 19,536 0.02
13 NE Revolution 18,486 203,346 11 19,367 -0.05 36,573
14 New York Red Bulls 18,128 163,149 9 21,175 -0.14 16,793
15 Montreal Impact 18,066 180,660 10 20,046 -0.10 15,485
16 Real Salt Lake 17,764 177,643 10 18,781 -0.05
17 Houston Dynamo 17,468 157,209 9 17,500 0.00
18 Philadelphia Union 15,869 158,687 10 16,901 -0.06
19 Colorado Rapids 15,040 165,442 11 15,322 -0.02 14,327
20 FC Dallas 14,803 162,838 11 15,122 -0.02 16,000
21 Chicago Fire 14,154 155,699 11 17,383 -0.19 12,008
22 D.C. United 12,676 38,028 3 17,904 -0.29 20,504
23 Columbus Crew 10,948 120,430 11 15,439 -0.29
TOTALS 21,467 4,701,317 219 22,147 -0.03 312,811
WEEKLY AV. 24,062
*Total of two matches

The crowd of 72,243 was the largest crowd in Atlanta United history — breaking the record set earlier this year — and the fifth-largest crowd in MLS history. A crowd of 36,573 fans in New England was the breakout crowd the Rev has been waiting for: a number more than double the team’s previous per-game average for the season. And the crowd of 20,504 for the Audi Field debut from D.C. United provided a boost as well. Yes, the league is below 2017’s per-game average, but now that we’re in the midst of the summer sweet spot, you can expect more big crowds.

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