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2019 USL Championship Attendance

USL Championship

An up week for 2019 USL Championship attendance in Week 11, as New Mexico United reclaimed the league lead and strong crowds were recorded in Louisville and Tampa Bay.

Here are the numbers for the 16 reported matches in Week 11 of 2019 USL Championship attendance, as of May 19:

Team Av. Totals Gms 2018 YOY Week 11
1 New Mexico United 12,299 61,497 5 NA NA
2 Indy Eleven 11,641 46,562 4 10,163 0.15 9,259
3 Sacramento Republic FC 10,742 53,711 5 11,311 -0.05
4 Hartford Athletic 8,196 16,391 2 NA NA
5 Louisville City FC 8,088 48,530 6 7,891 0.03 9,688
6 Las Vegas Lights FC 7,887 39,434 5 7,266 0.09
7 Memphis 901 FC 6,957 34,787 5 NA NA 0*
8 El Paso Locomotive FC 6,938 48,567 7 NA NA 5,667
9 Phoenix Rising FC 6,535 39,209 6 6,380 0.02 6,474
10 San Antonio FC 6,352 44,467 7 6,939 -0.08 5,704
11 Nashville SC 6,320 37,917 6 9,561 -0.34 6,918
12 Tampa Bay Rowdies 5,785 34,708 6 5,553 0.04 7,210
13 Fresno FC 4,939 19,755 4 4,871 0.01
14 Ottawa Fury FC 4,765 23,824 5 4,752 0.00
15 Birmingham Legion FC 4,701 23,503 5 NA NA
16 North Carolina FC 4,194 20,971 5 4,730 -0.11 5,448
17 OKC Energy FC 4,184 20,920 5 4,298 -0.03 4,031
18 Saint Louis FC 4,017 20,087 5 4,271 -0.06
19 Rio Grande Valley FC 3,944 19,718 5 4,650 -0.15 4,892
20 Reno 1868 FC 3,522 17,609 5 5,066 -0.30
21 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 3,386 10,158 3 2,401 0.41
22 CS Switchbacks FC 3,285 16,423 5 3,804 -0.14 4,151
23 Orange County SC 2,980 17,880 6 3,095 -0.04 4,240
24 Tulsa Roughnecks 2,650 13,249 5 3,094 -0.14
25 Austin Bold FC 2,613 13,064 5 NA NA
26 Charleston Battery 2,414 14,485 6 2,872 -0.16
27 Tacoma Defiance 2,271 13,624 6 3,370 -0.33 2,121
28 Atlanta United 2 2,150 12,901 6 2,598 -0.17
29 Real Monarchs SLC 1,862 9,312 5 1,731 0.08
30 Charlotte Independence 1,576 9,456 6 1,659 -0.05
31 Portland Timbers 2 1,546 6,182 4 2,015 -0.23
32 Loudoun United FC 825 1,649 2 NA NA 825
33 Bethlehem Steel FC 693 4,848 7 2,347 -0.70 436
34 LA Galaxy II 674 4,716 7 1,048 -0.36
35 New York Red Bulls II 656 4,594 7 812 -0.19
36 Swope Park Rangers 357 1,783 5 881 -0.60 419
TOTALS 4,396 826,491 188 4,916 -0.11 77,483
WEEKLY AV. 4,843
*Postponed

Originally there were 17 matches set for the week, but the Memphis 901 FC match at AutoZone Park was postponed due to bad weather. While the league’s numbers are still down 11 percent compared to 2018 — a decline that can be traced to the move of FC Cincinnati from USL to MLS — there’s plenty of potential in the figures tallied so far this season. We’re still early, but New Mexico United has proven to be a surprisingly strong draw this season. But there are definitely some squads where down numbers should be a concern, and we’ll see if things rebound when the weather warms.

Photo of first goal in team history, courtesy El Paso Locomotive.

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