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2018 NWSL Attendance

Orlando Pride season opener

Breaking the 100,000 season mark in Week 4 in 2018 NWSL attendance, weekly league attendance ended up being at the lowest level of the 2018 season with six games on the schedule.

Here is the 2018 NWL attendance to date:

Team Av Total Gms 2017 YoY Week 4
1 Utah Royals FC 19,203 19,203 1 NA NA
2 Portland Thorns FC 15,476 30,951 2 17,653 -0.12 14,485
3 Chicago Red Stars 6,139 18,418 3 3,198 0.92 4,740
4 Houston Dash 4,640 9,279 2 4,578 0.01
5 Orlando Pride 4,509 9,017 2 6,186 -0.27  3,890
6 Washington Spirit 4,224 8,447 2 3,491 0.21
7 North Carolina Courage 3,814 15,257 4 4,389 -0.13 6,969
8 Seattle Reign FC 3,561 3,561 1 4,037 -0.12
9 Sky Blue FC 1,913 1,913 1 2,613 -0.27
TOTALS 6,447 116,046 18 5,083 0.27  
  WEEKLY AVERAGE           4,366

This is the first week of the 2018 NWSL attendance rankings that the league did not meet 2017’s average of 5,083 fans per game. Still, overall, with an average of 10,260 last week and the total season average of 6,447 represent very good news for a circuit that struggled in 2017. The Portland Thorns continues to be a strong draw, but overall every other team suffered a down week. (The North Carolina and Chicago numbers represent the total attendance of two matches last week.)

Information from the NWSL website. Image courtesy Orlando Pride.

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