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Inaugural Season For NWSL Sees Avg. Attendance Below Debuts For WPS, WUSA

The NWSL averaged 4,270 fans per game during its inaugural season, below the 4,684 during the first season for the WPS in '09 and well below the 8,116 average for the WUSA in '01. The Portland Thorns led all clubs with 13,320 fans per game, which was more than 8,600 greater than second-ranked FC Kansas City. Five of the eight NWSL clubs had attendance that would have ranked in last place during the WPS' inaugural season (THE DAILY).

NWSL REGULAR-SEASON ATTENDANCE
TEAM
GMS
TOTAL
AVG.
Portland Thorns FC
11
146,521
13,320
FC Kansas City
11
50,884
4,626
Western New York Flash
11
49,334
4,485
Washington Spirit
11
39,816
3,620
Boston Breakers
11
26,697
2,427
Seattle Reign FC
11
25,365
2,306
Chicago Red Stars
11
18,817
1,711
Sky Blue FC
11
18,329
1,666
NWSL TOTALS
88
375,763
4,270
 
'09 WPS REGULAR-SEASON ATTENDANCE
TEAM
GMS
TOTAL
AVG.
L.A. Sol
10
62,980
6,298
Washington Freedom (a)
10
57,466
5,747
Chicago Red Stars
10
49,276
4,928
Boston Breakers
10
46,651
4,665
Saint Louis Athletica (b)
10
38,326
3,833
FC Gold Pride
10
36,666
3,667
Sky Blue FC (c)
10
36,513
3,651
WPS TOTALS
70
327,878
4,684
 
NOTES: (a) = team played three games at RFK Stadium and remaining games at Maryland SoccerPlex. (b) = played one game at Robert R. Hermann Stadium (capacity: 6,050); two games at Korte Stadium (capacity: 5,000); and remainder of home schedule at Anheuser-Busch Soccer Park (c) = team played its first two games at TD Bank Ballpark (capacity: 6,100) and remaining eight home games at Yurcak Field.
 
'01 WUSA REGULAR-SEASON ATTENDANCE
TEAM
GMS
TOTAL
AVG.
Washington Freedom
10
144,207
14,421
Atlanta Beat
11
123,013
11,183
Boston Breakers
10
88,127
8,813
Bay Area CyberRays
10
76,922
7,692
Philadelphia Charge
11
71,541
6,504
N.Y. Power
10
57,237
5,724
San Diego Spirit
11
62,850
5,714
Carolina Courage
11
57,808
5,255
WUSA TOTALS
84
681,705
8,116
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