Another below-average week in 2018 NWSL attendance, as none of the four teams in action drew the league average.
Here is the 2018 NWL attendance to date:
|1||Portland Thorns FC||15,709||94,251||6||17,653||-0.11|
|2||Utah Royals FC||8,604||43,018||5||NA||NA|
|3||Chicago Red Stars||5,326||31,957||6||3,198||0.67||4,093|
|6||Seattle Reign FC||4,004||16,016||4||4,037||-0.01|
|9||Sky Blue FC||2,189||13,132||6||2,613||-0.16|
On the one hand, we saw some pretty decent crowds for North Carolina and Washington matches. But Chicago and Orlando were both below-average, and overall none of the four teams matched the 2018 NWSL attendance average. Then again, the numbers are always a little off when Portland and Utah are not hosting a match. Every returning team save Chicago Red Stars (thanks to one huge crowd to begin the season) is down in 2018 when compared to 2017. We’ll see if the summer attendance helps boost the numbers of returning teams.
Information from the NWSL website. Image courtesy Orlando Pride.