With the season at a close, the 2019 NWSL attendance numbers ended exceptionally strong, with every team up from 2018 and an overall per-match rise of 22 percent.
Here are the season and weekly numbers for 2019 NWSL attendance in Week 25, as of Oct. 12:
|1||Portland Thorns FC||20,098||241,181||12||16,959||0.19||24,521|
|2||Utah Royals FC||10,774||129,288||12||9,466||0.14||9,513|
|6||Chicago Red Stars||5,451||65,406||12||4,004||0.36|
|9||Sky Blue FC||3,338||40,059||12||2,531||0.32|
As noted, every team saw a rise in the per-match average for the season, fueled by a World Cup afterglow and enough growth to warrant games at larger MLS venues. With a 22 percent rise season over season, potential expansion in 2020 and the increasing realization that some facilities upgrades are needed, the 2019 NWSL season can be seen as a success–and serve as a solid foundation for coming years.
Image courtesy Houston Dash.