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2018 USL Attendance

Orange County SC

With 22 matches on the schedule — including two Cincinnati and Phoenix home games — you’d expect some pretty awesome numbers on the 2018 USL attendance front. And you’d be right.
Here is the full listing of 2018 USL attendance through Week 14:

Team Av. Totals Gms 2017 Av YOY Week 14
1 FC Cincinnati 24,645 172,516 7 21,199 0.16 50,433**
2 Sacramento Republic FC 11,569 80,983 7 11,569 0
3 Nashville SC 10,558 52,790 5 NA NA 9,047
4 Indy Eleven* 10,328 72,298 7 8,954 0.15
5 Las Vegas Lights FC 7,523 60,183 8 NA NA 6,785
6 Louisville City FC 7,479 44,875 6 8,613 -0.13 7,978
7 San Antonio FC 7,149 57,195 8 7,152 0.00 6,613
8 Phoenix Rising FC 6,442 51,535 8 6,127 0.05 12,212**
9 Tampa Bay Rowdies 6,115 36,691 6 5,894 0.04
10 Fresno FC 5,005 45,044 9 NA NA 7,506**
11 Rio Grande Valley FC 4,762 33,332 7 7,067 -0.33
12 Ottawa Fury FC 4,714 32,995 7 5,427 -0.13
13 Reno 1868 FC 4,373 30,610 7 5,559 -0.21
14 Saint Louis FC 4,137 28,962 7 4,571 -0.09 5,432
15 OKC Energy FC 3,959 35,628 9 4,293 -0.08 3,903
16 Richmond Kickers 3,761 30,091 8 4,665 -0.19
17 North Carolina FC* 3,723 26,063 7 4,489 -0.17 3,452
18 Seattle Sounders FC 2 3,483 24,380 7 1,097 2.17
19 CS Switchbacks FC 3,394 27,152 8 3,389 0.00
20 Charleston Battery 3,320 23,242 7 3,167 0.05
21 Tulsa Roughnecks 3,214 22,499 7 3,851 -0.17
22 Atlanta United 2 3,134 18,806 6 NA NA 2,087
23 Orange County SC 3,008 21,056 7 2,527 0.19 2,840
24 Portland Timbers 2 2,696 18,869 7 2,524 0.07 5,945**
25 Bethlehem Steel FC 2,621 15,726 6 3,052 -0.14
26 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 2,065 16,519 8 2,639 -0.22 3,652
27 Penn FC 1,913 11,478 6 2,429 -0.21 2,114
28 Real Monarchs SLC 1,907 13,348 7 2,577 -0.26
29 Charlotte Independence 1,802 14,418 8 1,615 0.12 3,312
30 Toronto FC II 1,121 6,724 6 1,089 0.03 1,242
31 LA Galaxy II 1,067 7,470 7 1,215 -0.12
32 Swope Park Rangers 934 4,672 5 1,015 -0.08 985
33 New York Red Bulls II 766 5,359 7 632 0.21
TOTALS 4,929 1,143,509 232 4,301 0.15 135,538
WEEKLY AV 6,161
*Played 2017 in NASL
**Total for two matches

The average of 6,161 is the fourth-highest of the season, but the 135,538 total is the highest we’ve seen and confirmed by USL as a record. Makes sense: with FC Cincinnati and Phoenix Rising both hosting two matches last week, the numbers were bound to be impressive. But there are plenty of strong numbers posted up and down the USL lineup, including good crowds for Saint Louis FC and Louisville City FC.  The weekly average of 6,161 fans per game surpasses this season’s 4,929 average, and both surpass 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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