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:
|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|
|9||Sky Blue FC||1,379||5,517||4||2,531||-0.46|
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.