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2022 NWSL attendance

NWSLWeek 19 appears to be a record-setting week on the 2022 NWSL attendance front, with over 108,000 fans reported as attending leagues matches last week.

With league leaders Angel City and Portland hosting two matches this week, it’s not a surprise a record was set (we have an email into league offices to verify). Several other teams hosted solid numbers in their home season finals, including KC Current and Houston, and both NC Courage and Orlando exceeded their season averages as well. Overall, 2022 NWSL attendance is up 21 percent over 2021 numbers, and we’ll be working to fill in unreported match numbers as well.

We should note that although we are in the 2022 regular season, we saw many matches played under the umbrella of preseason tournament. NWSL will play this season at 12 teams following expansion into Los Angeles and San Diego. We have based this ranking on numbers officially posted to the NWSL website, team websites and newspaper reports.

These numbers are current as of Sept. 25, 2022.

  Team Av. Totals Gms 2021 YoY W19
1 Angel City FC 18,815 188,153 10 N/A N/A 38,112*
2 Portland Thorns FC 15,543 170,976 11 14,391 0.08 34,779*
3 SD Wave FC 8,172 73,546 9 N/A N/A  
4 KC Current 7,657 84,223 11 4,861 0.58 9,593
5 Racing Louisville FC 5,991 59,907 10 6,610 -0.09  
6 Houston Dash 5,644 62,085 11 3,681 0.53 7,798
7 Chicago Red Stars 5,624 56,241 10 3,291 0.71  
8 OL Reign 5,208 57,291 11 5,433 -0.04  
9 Washington Spirit 4,743 42,688 9 4,096 0.16  
10 NC Courage 4,669 46,694 10 5,036 -0.07 6,376
11 NJ/NY Gotham FC 3,791 30,330 8 5,150 -0.26 2,274
12 Orlando Pride 3,761 33,848 9 3,931 -0.04 9,724*
  TOTALS 6,682 795,110 119 5,528 0.21 108,656
  WEEKLY AV.           10,866

* Total of two matches.

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