Major League Soccer attendance

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Major League Soccer is the premier professional soccer league in the United States and Canada. Competition began in 1996, the 2016 season saw an average 21,692 spectators between the 20 teams, the highest average attendance in league history. MLS has the third-highest average attendance among all professional sports leagues with teams in the United States, ranking behind the National Football League and Major League Baseball but ahead of the National Basketball Association and National Hockey League. Among all North American professional sports leagues, MLS ranks fifth in average attendance per game behind the NFL and MLB as well as Liga MX and the Canadian Football League.

MLS attendance has grown since the early 2000s. The average attendance of 21,692 in 2016 was a 57% increase over the 13,756 average in 2000. The total attendance of 7,375,144 in 2016 is more than triple the 2,215,019 total of 2002. Similar to Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League, attendance is based on the number of tickets distributed.[1]

Fans waving flags and unfurling a large green and blue tifo behind a goal.
The Seattle Sounders' average attendance consistently exceeds 40,000 fans.

2017 season[edit]

The following is a list of the average attendance for each of the twenty MLS teams at their regular-season games. It includes the team, the average attendance during 2017 regular season, the average attendance during the 2016 regular season, the percentage change in attendance from season-to-season, the home venue, the home venue's capacity, and the percent of the home venue's capacity filled by the 2017 season's average attendance.[2]

Team 2017 average
attendance
2016 average
attendance
Percent
change
Stadium Capacity
(unrestricted)
Percent
capacity
Atlanta United FC 48,200 N/A N/A Mercedes-Benz Stadium* 42,500 (at least 72,035) 113.4% (66.9%)
Seattle Sounders FC 43,666 42,636 +2.4% CenturyLink Field* 39,419 (69,000) 102.4% (63.3%)
Toronto FC 27,647 26,583 +4.0% BMO Field 30,000 92.2%
Orlando City SC 25,028 31,324 –20.1% Orlando City Stadium 25,500 98.1%
New York City FC 22,643 27,196 –16.7% Yankee Stadium* 27,470 (47,422) 82.4% (52.8%)
LA Galaxy 22,246 25,138 –11.5% StubHub Center 27,167 82.4%
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 21,416 22,330 –4.1% BC Place* 22,120 (54,500) 96.8% (39.3%)
New York Red Bulls 21,175 20,620 +2.7% Red Bull Arena 25,219 84%
Portland Timbers 21,144 21,144 0.0% Providence Park 21,144 100%
Minnesota United FC 20,538 N/A N/A TCF Bank Stadium* 21,895 (50,805) 93.8% (40.4%)
Montreal Impact 20,046 20,669 –3.0% Saputo Stadium 20,801 96.4%
San Jose Earthquakes 19,875 19,930 –0.3% Avaya Stadium 18,000 110.4% (52.8%)
Sporting Kansas City 19,537 19,597 –0.3% Children's Mercy Park 18,467 105.8%
New England Revolution 19,367 20,185 (65,878) –4.1% Gillette Stadium* 20,000 96.8% (29.4%)
Real Salt Lake 18,781 19,759 –4.9% Rio Tinto Stadium 20,213 95.1%
D.C. United 17,904 17,081 +4.8% RFK Stadium* 20,000 (45,596) 89.5% (42.5%)
Houston Dynamo 17,500 19,021 –8.0% BBVA Compass Stadium 22,039 79.4%
Chicago Fire 17,383 15,602 +11.4% Toyota Park 20,000 86.9%
Philadelphia Union 16,812 17,519 –4.0% PPL Park 18,500 90.9%
Columbus Crew 15,439 17,125 –9.8% Mapfre Stadium 19,968 77.3%
Colorado Rapids 15,322 16,278 –5.9% Dick's Sporting Goods Park 18,061 84.8%
FC Dallas 15,122 14,094 +7.3% Toyota Stadium 20,500 73.8%

Note: Some clubs have attendances over 100% capacity due to limited stadium capacity that is lifted during certain matches, when additional sections are opened. Other clubs use larger venues for certain matches that attract large attendances.

* Stadium capacity artificially reduced for soccer matches

Season averages[edit]

Season Total
attendance
Games Average Change High avg. Team Low avg. Team Ref
1996 2,785,001 160 17,406 -- 28,916 Los Angeles Galaxy 10,213 Colorado Rapids [3]
1997 2,339,019 160 14,619 –16.0% 21,423 New England Revolution 9,058 Kansas City Wizards [4]
1998 2,747,897 192 14,312 –2.1% 21,784 Los Angeles Galaxy 8,072 Kansas City Wizards [5]
1999 2,742,102 192 14,282 –0.2% 17,696 Columbus Crew 8,183 Kansas City Wizards [6]
2000 2,641,085 192 13,756 –3.7% 20,400 Los Angeles Galaxy 7,460 Miami Fusion [7]
2001 2,363,859 158 14,961 +8.8% 21,518 D.C. United 9,112 Kansas City Wizards [8]
2002 2,215,019 140 15,822 +5.8% 20,690 Colorado Rapids 11,150 San Jose Earthquakes [9]
2003 2,234,747 150 14,898 –5.8% 21,983 Los Angeles Galaxy 7,906 Dallas Burn [10]
2004 2,333,797 150 15,559 +4.4% 23,809 Los Angeles Galaxy 9,088 Dallas Burn [11]
2005 2,900,716 192 15,108 –2.9% 24,204 Los Angeles Galaxy 9,691 Kansas City Wizards [12]
2006 2,976,787 192 15,504 +2.6% 20,814 Los Angeles Galaxy 11,083 Kansas City Wizards [13]
2007 3,270,210 195 16,770 +8.2% 24,252 Los Angeles Galaxy 11,586 Kansas City Wizards [14]
2008 3,456,600 210 16,460 –1.8% 26,008 Los Angeles Galaxy 10,685 Kansas City Wizards
2009 3,608,325 225 16,037 –2.6% 30,942 Seattle Sounders FC 9,883 FC Dallas
2010 4,002,000 240 16,675 +4.0% 36,173 Seattle Sounders FC 9,659 San Jose Earthquakes
2011 5,468,951 306 17,872 +7.2% 38,496 Seattle Sounders FC 11,858 San Jose Earthquakes
2012 6,074,729 323 18,807 +5.2% 43,144 Seattle Sounders FC 13,056 Chivas USA
2013 6,010,384 323 18,608 –1.1% 44,038 Seattle Sounders FC 8,366 Chivas USA
2014 6,184,804 323 19,148 +2.9% 43,734 Seattle Sounders FC 7,063 Chivas USA
2015 7,326,899 340 21,574 +12.7% 44,247 Seattle Sounders FC 15,657 Colorado Rapids
2016 7,375,144 340 21,692 +0.5% 42,636 Seattle Sounders FC 14,094 FC Dallas
2017 8,270,187 374 22,113 +1.9% 48,200 Atlanta United FC 15,122 FC Dallas

Notes:

  • Green shading indicates record highs; red shading indicates record lows.
  • The drop in number of games and total gate from 2000 to 2002, and the corresponding increase in average attendance, is attributable to league contraction, when MLS folded the Miami Fusion and Tampa Bay Mutiny.
  • The attendance increase from 2006 to 2007 coincides with the arrival of David Beckham,[15] and the addition of an expansion franchise in Toronto.
  • The attendance increase from 2014 to 2015 coincides with the addition of expansion franchises in Orlando and New York City, the contraction of Chivas USA, and San Jose moving into a new stadium.

MLS attendance vs. other North American leagues[edit]

The following table compares the Major League Soccer regular season average attendance against the regular season average attendance for the other professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada that have average attendances of at least 10,000 spectators per game.

League Sport # Teams Season Average
attendance
Average vs.
prior season
Total
Attendance
Ref
National Football League American football 32 2016 69,325 +549 17,468,825 [16]
Major League Baseball Baseball 30 2016 30,168 –198 73,158,044 [17]
Canadian Football League Canadian football 9 2016 24,692 –46 2,000,010 [18]
Major League Soccer Soccer 22 2017 22,113 +421 8,270,187
National Basketball Association Basketball 30 2017–18 17,987 +103 22,124,559 [19]
National Hockey League Ice hockey 30 2016–17 17,501 +19 21,451,041 [20]

MLS attendance vs. other soccer leagues worldwide[edit]

No. League Country Federation Season Teams Games Total
attendance
Average
attendance
Ref
1 Bundesliga Germany UEFA 2016-17 18 306 12,702,427 41,511 [21]
2 Premier League England / Wales UEFA 2016-17 20 380 13,612,316 35,822 [22]
3 La Liga Spain UEFA 2016-17 20 380 10,499,350 27,630 [23]
4 Chinese Super League China AFC 2017 16 240 5,703,907 23,766 [24]
5 Liga MX Mexico CONCACAF 2017-18 18 306 7,197,456 23,521 [25]
6 Serie A Italy UEFA 2016–17 20 380 8,422,378 22,164 [26]
7 Major League Soccer U.S. / Canada CONCACAF 2017 22 340 8,270,187 22,113
8 Ligue 1 France / Monaco UEFA 2016-17 20 380 7,825,115 21,148
9 Superliga Argentina Argentina CONMEBOL 2016 20 372 6,999,924 21,374 [27]
10 Eredivisie Netherlands UEFA 2016-17 18 306 5,841,521 19,090 [28]

Historic average attendances[edit]

Current active teams[edit]

Season ATL CHI COL CLB DAL DCU HOU LAG MIN MTL NE NYC NYRB ORL PHI POR RSL SJ SEA KC TOR VAN
1996 10,213 18,950 16,011 15,262 28,916 19,205 23,898 17,232 12,878
1997 11,835 15,043 9,678 16,698 20,626 21,423 16,899 13,597 9,058
1998 17,886 14,812 12,274 10,947 16,007 21,784 19,187 16,519 13,653 8,072
1999 16,016 14,029 17,696 12,211 17,419 17,632 16,795 14,706 14,959 8,183
2000 13,387 12,580 15,451 13,102 18,580 20,400 15,463 17,621 12,460 9,112
2001 16,388 16,481 17,511 12,574 21,518 17,387 15,654 20,806 9,635 10,954
2002 12,922 20,690 17,429 13,122 16,519 19,047 16,927 18,155 11,150 12,255
2003 14,005 16,772 16,250 7,906 15,565 21,983 14,641 15,822 10,466 15,573
2004 17,153 14,195 16,872 9,008 17,232 23,809 12,226 17,195 13,001 14,816
2005 17,238 16,638 12,916 11,189 16,664 24,204 12,525 15,077 18,037 13,037 9,691
2006 14,111 12,056 13,294 14,982 18,251 18,935 20,814 11,786 14,570 16,366 11,083
2007 16,490 14,749 15,230 15,154 20,967 15,883 24,252 16,787 16,530 15,960 11,586 20,130
2008 17,034 13,659 14,662 13,024 19,835 16,939 26,009 17,580 15,928 16,179 13,856 10,686 20,120
2009 15,487 13,018 14,175 12,440 15,585 17,624 20,827 12,427 12,744 17,831 10,329 31,203 10,053 20,344
2010 15,814 14,329 14,642 10,815 14,532 17,310 21,437 12,987 18,441 19,254 17,095 9,659 36,173 10,287 20,453
2011 14,274 14,838 12,185 12,861 15,181 17,694 23,335 13,222 19,691 18,259 18,827 17,594 11,858 38,496 17,810 20,267 20,412
2012 16,409 15,175 14,397 14,199 13,846 21,015 23,136 22,772 14,001 18,281 18,053 20,438 19,087 13,293 43,144 19,404 18,155 19,475
2013 15,228 15,440 16,080 15,373 13,646 19,923 22,152 20,602 14,844 19,461 17,867 20,674 19,218 12,765 44,038 19,708 18,131 20,038
2014 16,076 15,082 16,881 16,816 17,030 20,117 21,258 17,421 16,681 19,421 17,631 20,806 20,351 14,947 43,734 20,003 22,086 20,408
2015 16,003 15,657 16,985 16,015 16,244 20,658 23,392 17,750 19,627 29,016 19,657 32,847 17,451 21,144 20,160 20,979 44,247 19,687 23,451 20,507
2016 15,602 16,278 17,125 14,094 17,081 19,021 25,138 20,669 20,185 27,196 20,620 31,324 17,519 21,144 19,759 19,930 42,636 19,597 26,538 22,330
2017 48,200 17,383 15,322 15,439 15,122 17,904 17,500 22,246 20,538 20,046 19,367 22,177 21,175 25,028 16,812 21,144 18,781 19,875 43,666 19,537 27,647 21,416

Defunct teams[edit]

Season CHV MIA TB
1996 11,679
1997 11,333
1998 10,284 10,312
1999 8,689 13,106
2000 7,460 9,452
2001 11,177 10,479
2002
2003
2004
2005 17,080
2006 19,840
2007 14,305
2008 15,114
2009 15,725
2010 14,576
2011 14,830
2012 13,056
2013 8,366
2014 7,063

Notes:

  • Bold indicates franchise record high for season average attendance.

Individual game highest attendance[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Rank Home team Score Away team Attendance Stadium Date Ref
1 Atlanta United FC 1–1 Seattle Sounders FC 72,243 Mercedes-Benz Stadium July 15, 2018 [29]
2 Atlanta United FC 3–1 D.C. United 72,035 Mercedes-Benz Stadium March 11, 2018 [30]
3 Atlanta United FC 4-0 Orlando City SC 71,932 Mercedes-Benz Stadium June 30, 2018 [31]
4 Atlanta United FC 2–2 Toronto FC 71,874 Mercedes-Benz Stadium October 22, 2017 [32]
5 Atlanta United FC 3–3 Orlando City SC 70,425 Mercedes-Benz Stadium September 16, 2017 [33]
6 LA Galaxy 2–1 NY/NJ MetroStars 69,255 Rose Bowl April 13, 1996 [34][33]
7 Seattle Sounders FC 1–0 Portland Timbers 67,385 CenturyLink Field August 25, 2013 [35]
8 Seattle Sounders FC 3–0 Portland Timbers 66,452 CenturyLink Field October 7, 2012 [36]
9 New York Red Bulls 5–4 LA Galaxy 66,237 Giants Stadium August 18, 2007 [34][33]
10 Seattle Sounders FC 1–1 Los Angeles Galaxy 66,216 CenturyLink Field October 27, 2013 [37]
11 Seattle Sounders FC 2–1 Portland Timbers 64,358 CenturyLink Field August 30, 2015 [38]
12 Seattle Sounders FC 2–0 Portland Timbers 64,207 CenturyLink Field July 13, 2014 [34]
13 Seattle Sounders FC 2–1 San Jose Earthquakes 64,140 CenturyLink Field October 15, 2011 [34]
14 LA Galaxy 0–1 New England Revolution 62,703 Rose Bowl July 4, 1996 [34]
15 Orlando City SC 1–1 New York City FC 62,510 Camping World Stadium March 8, 2015 [39]

MLS Cup playoffs[edit]

Rank Home team Score Away team Round Attendance Stadium Date Ref
1 Atlanta United FC 0–0
(1–3 pen.)
Columbus Crew Knockout Round 67,221 Mercedes-Benz Stadium October 26, 2017 [40]
2 New England Revolution 0–1 LA Galaxy Final 61,316 Gillette Stadium October 20, 2002 [34]
3 Montreal Impact 3–2 Toronto FC Conference Final 61,004 Olympic Stadium November 23, 2016 [41]
4 D.C. United 2–1 Colorado Rapids Final 57,431 RFK Memorial Stadium October 26, 1997 [34]
5 Chicago Fire 2–0 D.C. United Final 51,350 Rose Bowl October 25, 1998 [34]
6 Seattle Sounders FC 2–1 LA Galaxy Conference Final 46,758 CenturyLink Field November 30, 2014 [34]
7 Real Salt Lake 1–1
(5–4 pen.)
LA Galaxy Final 46,758 Qwest Field November 22, 2009 [34]
8 Seattle Sounders FC 3–0 Houston Dynamo Conference Final 45,298 CenturyLink Field November 30, 2017 [42]
9 D.C. United 0–2 LA Galaxy Final 44,910 Foxboro Stadium November 21, 1999 [34]
10 Seattle Sounders FC 2–1 LA Galaxy Conference Final 44,575 CenturyLink Field November 18, 2012 [34]

Doubleheader games highest attendance[edit]

Rank Home team Score Away team Attendance Date Source Doubleheader with
1 Chivas USA 1–1 New England Revolution 92,650 August 6, 2006 (2006-08-06) [34] FC Barcelona vs. C.D. Guadalajara[43]
2 Los Angeles Galaxy 2–2 Tampa Bay Mutiny 92,216 June 16, 1996 (1996-06-16) [34] United States vs. Mexico
3 Chivas USA 0–1 Los Angeles Galaxy 88,816 August 10, 2005 (2005-08-10) [34] C.D. Guadalajara vs. Club América[44]
4 San Jose Clash 1–1 D.C. United 73,123 July 4, 1999 (1999-07-04) [34] USA women vs. Brazil women[45]
5 Houston Dynamo 0–1 Los Angeles Galaxy 70,550 August 9, 2006 (2006-08-09) [34] FC Barcelona vs. Club América[46]
6 San Jose Earthquakes 0–3 Columbus Crew 61,572 August 8, 2009 (2009-08-08) [34] FC Barcelona vs. C.D. Guadalajara
7 New England Revolution 2–1 Tampa Bay Mutiny 57,407 April 20, 1997 (1997-04-20) [34] United States vs. Mexico

MLS Attendance Rank By City / Metro Area[edit]

The table is sorted by MLS attendance rank, and then by MLS attendance.

Only attendances in MLS and the traditional major professional sports leagues of the U.S. and Canada are listed here. Many college football teams in MLS markets routinely outdraw MLS teams and even some or all other major professional teams.

City / Metro Area MLS
Attend
Rank
Higher Attendance MLS Attendance Lower Attendance
Orlando, FL 1st --- 25,028 City SC 17,893 Magic (NBA)
Vancouver, B.C. 1st --- 21,416 Whitecaps 19,858 BC Lions (CFL)
18,078 Canucks (NHL)
Portland, OR 1st --- 21,144 Timbers 19,398 Trail Blazers (NBA)
Salt Lake City, UT 1st --- 18,781 Real Salt Lake 17,922 Jazz (NBA)
Atlanta, GA 2nd 71,960 Falcons (NFL) 48,200 Atlanta United 30,929 Braves (MLB)
14,409 Hawks (NBA)
Seattle, WA 2nd 68,076 Seahawks (NFL) 43,666 Sounders 26,363 Mariners (MLB)
Toronto, Ontario 2nd 39,554 Blue Jays (MLB) 27,647 Toronto FC 19,839 Raptors (NBA)
19,187 Maple Leafs (NHL)
13,914 Argonauts (CFL)
Montreal, Quebec 2nd 21,299 Canadiens (NHL) 20,046 Impact 19,522 Alouettes (CFL)
Columbus, OH 2nd 16,659 Blue Jackets (NHL) 15,439 Crew
Minneapolis–St. Paul, MN 3rd 66,721 Vikings (NFL)
25,640 Twins (MLB)
20,538 MN United 19,036 Wild (NHL)
17,056 Timberwolves (NBA)
Kansas City, MO/KS 3rd 74,106 Chiefs (NFL)
27,754 Royals (MLB)
19,537 Sporting
Boston, MA 3rd 65,878 Patriots (NFL)
36,020 Red Sox (MLB)
19,367 Revolution 18,624 Celtics (NBA)
17,565 Bruins (NHL)
San Francisco Bay Area, CA 4th 70,144 49ers (NFL)
54,584 Raiders (NFL)
40,785 Giants (MLB)
19,875 Earthquakes 19,596 Warriors (NBA)
18,446 Athletics (MLB)
17,365 Sharks (NHL)
Houston, TX 4th 71,774 Texans (NFL)
29,674 Astros (MLB)
17,900 Rockets (NBA)
17,500 Dynamo
New York, NY 5th/
6th
77,562 Jets (NFL)
77,179 Giants (NFL)
39,835 Yankees (MLB)
30,757 Mets (MLB)
22,321 NYC FC
21,175 Red Bulls
19,331 Knicks (NBA)
17,851 Rangers (NHL)
15,429 Nets (NBA)
15,200 Devils (NHL)
12,002 Islanders (NHL)
Los Angeles, CA 5th 63,392 Rams (NFL)
46,492 Dodgers (MLB)
37,278 Angels (MLB)
25,335 Chargers (NFL)
22,243 Galaxy 18,934 Lakers (NBA)
18,240 Kings (NHL)
17,019 Clippers (NBA)
16,635 Ducks (NHL)
Washington, DC 5th 75,175 Redskins (NFL)
31,172 Nationals (MLB)
18,774 Capitals (NHL)
17,973 Wizards (NBA)
17,904 D.C. United
Philadelphia, PA 5th 69,596 Eagles (NFL)
24,118 Phillies (MLB)
20,329 76ers (NBA)
19,517 Flyers (NHL)
16,827 Union
Denver, CO 5th 76,355 Broncos (NFL)
36,464 Rockies (MLB)
17,141 Nuggets (NBA)
15,586 Avalanche (NHL)
15,322 Rapids
Dallas, TX 5th 92,721 Cowboys (NFL)
30,960 Rangers (MLB)
19,791 Mavericks (NBA)
18,110 Stars (NHL)
15,122 FC Dallas
Chicago, IL 6th 61,142 Bears (NFL)
39,500 Cubs (MLB)
21,653 Blackhawks (NHL)
20,776 Bulls (NBA)
20,626 White Sox (MLB)
17,383 Fire

MLS, CFL, MLB, and NFL attendances are for their 2017 seasons. NBA and NHL attendances are for their 2017–18 seasons.

See also[edit]

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