Average reported attendances for MLS through gameweek 16 of the 2017 season

With no weekday matches in MLS last week, the reported attendances were decent considering the games were played across the weekend.

Colorado was the only outlier with a reasonable soft 15,400+. The year-to-year decrease in Orlando is due to the move from the Citrus Bowl to their new stadium. I suspect ownership is wishing they had built a larger capacity facility.

San Jose’s decrease is because it has yet to play in a larger venue as they did last year by this time. I believe they are scheduled to play in Stanford Stadium later this season.

As for the other double digit down numbers, NYCFC, Houston and Columbus have their marketing departments work cut out for them.

After the first 171 matches, the average attendance is down 1.34% vs 2016.

Franchise Attendance
Atlanta 44,922
Colorado 15,461
Los Angeles 25,667
New England 21,548
NYCFC 25,073
Orlando 25,527
Philadelphia 17,720
Salt Lake 19,256
San Jose 18,000
Toronto 28,627
Vancouver 22,120

MLS Attendance – Equal # of Home Games  
  2016 2017    
  Att Att Att +/- GP
Atlanta NA 46,991 NA 6
Seattle 39,848 42,670 7.08% 7
Toronto 27,793 26,704 -3.92% 8
Orlando 33,892 25,280 -25.41% 10
LA Galaxy 24,418 23,351 -4.37% 7
NYCFC 26,619 22,559 -15.25% 8
Vancouver 22,014 21,323 -3.14% 8
Portland 21,144 21,144 0.00% 8
Montreal 22,134 21,132 -4.53% 6
Minnesota NA 20,511 NA 7
Red Bulls 19,024 19,646 3.27% 8
Sporting KC 19,752 19,512 -1.21% 8
Salt Lake 19,626 18,505 -5.71% 8
San Jose 22,102 18,000 -18.56% 8
Houston 20,122 17,215 -14.45% 8
NE Revs 18,020 17,054 -5.36% 8
D.C. United 15,647 16,704 6.76% 8
Philadelphia Union 16,794 16,443 -2.09% 8
Colorado 14,978 15,529 3.68% 8
Chicago 14,581 15,489 6.22% 8
FC Dallas 13,749 15,195 10.52% 8
Columbus 16,331 13,050 -20.09% 8

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