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2019 NWSL Attendance

An uneventful week in 2019 NWSL attendance in Week 9, as the end of a World Cup break yielded a good NC Courage crowd and average crowds elsewhere.

Here are the numbers for the four matches in Week 9, as of June 16:

  Team Av. Totals Gms 2018 YoY Week 9
1 Portland Thorns FC 19,461 19,461 1 16,959 0.15  
2 Utah Royals FC 11,566 57,831 5 9,466 0.22 5,777
3 Chicago Red Stars 5,333 21,331 4 4,004 0.33  
4 Orlando Pride 5,156 20,625 4 4,837 0.07  
5 NC Courage 4,875 24,377 5 5,129 -0.05 6,172
6 Houston Dash 3,781 18,907 5 3,572 0.06 3,776
7 Reign FC 3,749 14,994 4 3,824 -0.02 3,572
8 Washington Spirit 3,024 12,094 4 3,892 -0.22  
9 Sky Blue FC 1,379 5,517 4 2,531 -0.46  
  TOTALS 5,420 195,137 36 6,024 -0.10 19,297
  WEEKLY AV.           4,824

The Women’s World Cup is well underway, and the expectation is that exposure for the U.S. team will boost the fortunes of the NWSL. And we are finally into the lucrative summer season, featuring the largest crowds of the season. So while the league appears to be struggling next to 2018, the outlook for 2019 is not totally dire, and we’d expect the season to end up close to or exceeding the 2018 numbers.

Image courtesy Houston Dash.

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