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2021 MLS Attendance

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An above-average tally this week for the 2021 MLS attendance figures, with the 11 teams reporting attendance attracting strong crowds.

Almost every team matched or exceeded their season average. We had the usual suspects not reporting attendance–the two Canadians teams hosting matches–and most teams did not match their 2019 averages this weekend. It’s still a struggle to pack stadiums in these COVID-19 times.

These 2021 MLS attendance numbers are not complete. We have based this ranking on numbers officially posted to the MLS website, as well as newspaper coverage. Several teams have not released attendance for many games, such as the majority of Portland Timbers, New England Revolution and Colorado Rapids games. There are a few cases where teams like Toronto FC, CF Montreal and NYC FC were playing “home” games away from their regular homes and their attendance was reported. The total attendance for MLS this season is higher than our total, but the per-game average is likely very lower.

Here are both season and Week 24 totals for 2021 MLS attendance, as of Sept. 12:

  Team Av. Total Gms 2019 YOY W24
1 Atlanta United FC 44,669 491,359 11 52,510 -0.15 42,507
2 Portland Timbers 23,557 117,783 5 25,218 -0.07  
3 Seattle Sounders 22,995 298,934 13 40,247 -0.43 33,130
4 Austin FC 20,738 165,904 8 N/A N/A  
5 FC Cincinnati 20,608 206,075 10 27,336 -0.25 22,636
6 Sporting KC 18,985 170,866 9 18,601 0.02 18,467
7 Nashville SC 18,637 223,641 12 N/A N/A  
8 LAFC 17,721 230,375 13 22,251 -0.20 22,130
9 NE Revolution 15,786 94,718 6 16,737 -0.06 19,481
10 Columbus Crew 15,147 151,474 10 14,856 0.02  
11 Orlando City SC 15,104 151,036 10 22,761 -0.34  
12 Real Salt Lake 14,101 141,005 10 18,121 -0.22  
13 San Jose Earthquakes 13,317 79,902 6 18,781 -0.29  
14 LA Galaxy 13,304 133,040 10 23,205 -0.43  
15 Inter Miami CF 13,133 157,596 12 N/A N/A 15,014
16 FC Dallas 12,573 138,298 11 14,842 -0.15 15,237
17 Colorado Rapids 11,922 59,608 5 14,284 -0.17 11,736
18 Philadelphia Union 11,898 130,879 11 17,111 -0.30  
19 Minnesota United 11,826 94,604 8 19,723 -0.40  
20 New York Red Bulls 11,061 77,427 7 17,281 -0.36 12,574
21 D.C. United 11,030 99,269 9 17,744 -0.38  
22 Houston Dynamo 10,973 120,707 11 15,674 -0.30 14,070
23 Vancouver Whitecaps 10,616 21,232 2 19,514 -0.46 NA
24 Toronto FC 10,329 41,316 4 25,048 -0.59  
25 Chicago Fire 8,935 107,223 12 12,324 -0.27  
26 NYC FC 5,429 32,576 6 21,107 -0.74  
27 CF Montreal 5,000 5,000 1 16,171 -0.69 NA
  TOTALS 16,129 3,741,847 232 21,873 -0.26  
  WEEKLY AV.           20,635

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