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PostPosted: 04/10/16 10:25 am    ::: NWSL's Orlando Pride expected to break the attendance record Reply Reply with quote

The NWSL's Orlando Pride are expecting ~30,000 fans for their home opener on April 23 at the Citrus Bowl. This would break the NWSL record set by Portland(21,144) for largest crowd. The Pride have also sold over 7,000 season tickets. With two weeks to go, the Pride is contemplating opening a small section of the upper bowl to fill demand.

https://twitter.com/liannesanderson/status/718286222137901056/photo/1

If this MLS-NWSL partnership is the key to the NWSL's long term success, I think expansion teams in Salt Lake City & San Jose(among others) will be in the immediate future.



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PostPosted: 04/23/16 8:13 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

23,404 was the final count I believe. Great for the future of the NWSL!


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PostPosted: 04/24/16 6:46 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

http://nwslsoccer.com/orlando-pride-earns-first-win-3-1-over-houston-dash

this also makes me believe that if any MLS club wants a NWSL team, they'll be fast-tracked into getting one. I'd say it's only a matter of how soon the NWSL announces Salt Lake City as an expansion team for 2017.



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PostPosted: 04/26/16 9:38 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Comparing the MLS owned teams vs. the non-MLS owned teams is such a big difference. I wouldn't mind down the road if the Red Bulls buy SkyBlue & other MLS buy their NWSL counterparts(Chicago, Boston, Washington, Kansas City, Seattle). Western New York is the only NWSL team in a non-MLS city. Here's each teams home opener attendance. WNY has their opener

ATTENDANCE
1. Orlando - 23,404
2. Portland - 16,073
3. Kansas City - 8,022
4. Houston - 7,440
5. Seattle - 3,987
6. Boston - 3,743
7. Washington - 3,578
8. SkyBlue - 2,571
9. Chicago - 2,529



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PostPosted: 08/02/16 8:03 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

NWSL attendance going into the Olympic break

1. Portland - 16,772
2. Orlando - 9,508
3. Houston - 5,562
4. Seattle - 4,427
5. Boston - 3,783
6. Washington - 3,781
7. Western NY - 3,582
8. Kansas City - 3,529
9. Chicago - 2,987
10. SkyBlue - 1,811
NWSL Average - 5,480



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PostPosted: 09/27/16 6:35 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

2016 Final Attendance Numbers

Rank. Team - Total; Avg.
1. Portland Thorns FC - 169,449; 16,945
2. Orlando Pride - 87,851; 8,785
3. Houston Dash - 56,963; 5,696
4. Seattle Reign FC - 46,018; 4,602
5. Western New York Flash - 38,683; 3,868
6. Washington Spirit - 37,817; 3,782
7. Boston Breakers - 35,704; 3,570
8. FC Kansas City - 31,624; 3,162
9. Chicago Red Stars - 30,045; 3,005
10. Sky Blue FC - 21,621; 2,162

League Totals
Total: 555,775. Avg: 5,558



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PostPosted: 10/02/17 5:59 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

2017 NWSL Final Attendance numbers. The good, the bad & the ugly.

http://www.kenn.com/the_blog/?p=9171



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PostPosted: 10/02/17 3:24 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Houston Dash numbers would have been better, had they not had to move two games to Frisco and Edinburg because of the hurricane. Sad


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PostPosted: 04/13/18 10:34 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Utah Royals sell-out Saturday's home opener. 18,000+ expected and standing room only will be sold.

https://www.deseretnews.com/article/865697577/A-look-at-the-fans-who-will-be-backing-Utah-Royals-FC-as-its-home-debut-draws-near.html



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PostPosted: 04/15/18 7:07 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Royals draw 19,000+ for their opener, ranking in the top 10 all time biggest crowds in league history.

https://www.nwslsoccer.com/news/#utah-royals-fc-still-building-after-inaugural-home-opener



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PostPosted: 05/05/18 6:12 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

NWSL struggling this season to get attendance up yet Mexico's women's league just set an attendance record in their final today getting 51,000 fans.

https://www.facebook.com/LIGAMXFemenil/videos/2035581310048733/?hc_ref=ARTxgm_dPa-bkvJMvI8gcoL53noF-TFhZpyz5dmnqLhmHFCbs7lvmtRBvV3v7Ik6BcU



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PostPosted: 05/06/18 7:00 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

With today's match at North Carolina drawing 4,068 the league, over 27 matches, has drawn 172,244 for an average of 6,379 per match.

This number should be twice that, but it handicapped by a few teams that play in "stadiums" that only fit 5-6K.


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PostPosted: 05/08/18 10:47 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The difference for this season is Utah replacing Kansas City and Boston folding. I feel that's the main reason for the uptick in [average] attendance. Houston's numbers are disturbing for a MLS owned team. I'm sure the league will see an even bigger uptick with LA and possibly Vancouver & Toronto joining next season.

https://soccerstadiumdigest.com/2018-nwsl-attendance/



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