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2021 NWSL attendance

NWSLWith three games and a forfeiture on the books, the most recent 2021 NWSL attendance figures are down from the numbers compiled so far this season. 

The latest drama for what’s been a dramatic season: the league declared the Sept. 12 Washington Spirit-OL Reign match a forfeit due to breaches of the league’s medical protocols by the Spirit. OL Reign will receive three points in the league table and per FIFA guidelines the game will be recorded as 3-0 in favor of OL Reign.

These 2021 NWSL attendance numbers are not complete. We have based this ranking on numbers officially posted to the NWSL website. Several teams have not released attendance for all their games or began the season playing before a limited capacity, so there is a natural dip from the 2019 numbers. The total attendance for NWSL this season is likely higher than our total, but the average is likely lower.

  Team Av. Totals Gms 2019 YoY W17
1 Portland Thorns FC 15,065 60,261 4 20,098 -0.25  
2 Racing Louisville FC 6,417 51,335 8 NA NA  
3 OL Reign 5,890 47,120 8 5,213 0.13  
4 NC Courage 5,188 25,941 5 5,875 -0.12 5,161
5 Kansas City 4,774 28,642 6 NA NA  
6 Washington Spirit 4,146 29,025 7 6,105 -0.32 FF*
7 Orlando Pride 3,931 23,588 6 5,565 -0.29 3,822
8 NJ/NY Gotham FC 3,453 17,267 5 3,338 0.03  
9 Houston Dash 3,417 20,502 6 3,615 -0.05 3,155
10 Chicago Red Stars 3,101 21,710 7 5,451 -0.43  
  TOTALS 5,248 325,391 62 6,024 -0.13 12,138
  WEEKLY AV.           4,046

*Forfeit due to breaches of the league’s medical protocols by the Spirit

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