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2018 USL Attendance

Orange County SC

With FC Cincinnati setting a league attendance record, it was another good week on the 2018 USL attendance front, as the league approached the 100,000 mark yet again.

Here is the full listing of 2018 USL attendance through Aug. 19:

Team Av. Totals Gms 2017 YOY Week 23
1 FC Cincinnati 25,194 352,709 13 21,199 0.19 27,142
2 Sacramento Republic FC 11,371 147,829 13 11,569 -0.02 11,569
3 Nashville SC 10,574 105,738 10 NA NA
4 Indy Eleven* 10,221 112,426 11 8,954 0.14 9,023
5 Louisville City FC 7,802 85,817 11 8,613 -0.09 9,684
6 Las Vegas Lights FC 7,301 80,306 11 NA NA 6,720
7 San Antonio FC 7,022 91,282 13 7,152 -0.02
8 Phoenix Rising FC 6,568 72,247 11 6,127 0.07
9 Tampa Bay Rowdies 5,247 68,210 13 5,894 -0.11
10 Fresno FC 4,873 58,480 12 NA NA 4,951
11 Reno 1868 FC 4,702 47,018 10 5,559 -0.15
12 Ottawa Fury FC 4,618 64,653 14 5,427 -0.15 8,928^
13 Rio Grande Valley FC 4,603 55,230 12 7,067 -0.35 4,177
14 OKC Energy FC 4,150 62,255 15 4,293 -0.03
15 Saint Louis FC 4,018 48,215 12 4,571 -0.12 3,127
16 Richmond Kickers 4,014 52,178 13 4,665 -0.14 5,376
17 North Carolina FC* 3,816 45,788 12 4,489 -0.15
18 CS Switchbacks FC 3,749 52,491 14 3,389 0.11
19 Seattle Sounders FC 2 3,413 37,545 11 1,097 2.11
20 Tulsa Roughnecks 3,198 38,381 12 3,851 -0.17
21 Charleston Battery 3,038 36,452 12 3,167 -0.04
22 Orange County SC 3,024 33,264 11 2,527 0.20 0
23 Atlanta United 2 3,008 24,060 8 NA NA
24 Bethlehem Steel FC 2,529 30,349 12 3,052 -0.17
25 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 2,441 31,729 13 2,639 -0.08 2,765
26 Portland Timbers 2 2,167 26,003 12 2,524 -0.14 1,496
27 Penn FC 2,088 16,705 8 2,429 -0.14
28 Real Monarchs SLC 1,830 21,959 12 2,577 -0.29 1,404
29 Charlotte Independence 1,684 20,205 12 1,615 0.04
30 LA Galaxy II 1,055 12,657 12 1,215 -0.13
31 Toronto FC II 1,014 10,136 10 1,089 -0.07 0
32 Swope Park Rangers 901 9,906 11 1,015 -0.11 462
33 New York Red Bulls II 729 9,482 13 632 0.15
TOTALS 5,043 1,961,705 389 4,301 0.17 96,824
WEEKLY AV. 6,455
*Played 2017 in NASL
^Total of two matches

Orange County SC and Toronto FC II did not report attendance.

Another week with USL attendance approaching 100,000. To be honest, the league may have actually reached this mark: Orange County SC did not report attendance, and no numbers were reported for the Toronto FC II “home” match held in Rochester. So there’s the distinct chance those two matches attracted 3,176 fans, giving USL a 100,000 week. In the last 10 weeks, the USL has drawn 953,734 fans for a weekly average of 95,373 — tantalizingly close to the 100,000 weekly average mark. Let’s see how strong the league ends the season, as we could be at peak USL once FC Cincinnati departs for MLS in 2019. The league’s season per-game average of 5,043 is a healthy improvement over 2017’s 4,301 season average.

These reports are compiled from team postings on the league website. Photo courtesy USL and Orange County SC.

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