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MLS Hits All-Time Attendance Total In '19; Game Average Down Slightly

The addition of FC Cincinnati helped MLS hit an all-time attendance mark in '19 (8.7 million), though average game attendance (21,322) was down 2.5% from '18. Part of the drop could be attributed to the 18 weather delays this season, double from last year. Atlanta United continued to lead all clubs with a 52,510 average at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, followed by the Sounders at 40,247. Minnesota United, playing in its newly opened Allianz Field stadium, sold out every match this season and drew 19,723 on average. FC Cincinnati averaged 27,336 fans in its inaugural MLS season at Nippert Stadium.

MLS TURNSTILE TRACKER
TEAM
DATES
TOTAL
AVG.
% CAP.
PREVIOUS
% CHANGE
DATES ('18)
Atlanta United
17
892,663
52,510
101.2%
53,002
-0.9%
17
Sounders
17
684,192
40,247
97.6%
40,641
-1.0%
17
FC Cincinnati
17
464,720
27,336
82.2%
na
na
Timbers
17
428,706
25,218
100.0%
21,144
19.3%
17
Toronto FC
17
425,816
25,048
82.9%
26,628
-5.9%
17
Galaxy
17
394,477
23,205
90.4%
24,444
-5.1%
17
Orlando City
17
386,940
22,761
89.2%
23,866
-4.6%
17
LAFC
17
378,265
22,251
101.1%
22,042
0.9%
17
NYC FC
17
358,820
21,107
73.4%
23,211
-9.1%
17
Minnesota United
17
335,291
19,723
100.6%
23,902
-17.5%
17
Whitecaps
17
331,745
19,514
86.9%
21,946
-11.1%
17
Earthquakes (d)
17
319,272
18,781
94.3%
19,032
-1.3%
17
Sporting K.C.
17
316,211
18,601
100.7%
19,950
-6.8%
17
Real Salt Lake
17
308,050
18,121
89.7%
18,605
-2.6%
17
DC United
17
302,004
17,765
88.8%
17,635
0.7%
17
Red Bulls
17
301,769
17,751
70.4%
18,601
-4.6%
17
Union
17
295,150
17,362
93.8%
16,518
5.1%
17
Revolution
17
284,535
16,737
83.7%
18,347
-8.8%
17
Impact (c)
17
274,904
16,171
76.6%
18,569
-12.9%
17
Dynamo
17
266,464
15,674
71.1%
16,906
-7.3%
17
FC Dallas
17
252,313
14,842
92.8%
15,512
-4.3%
17
Crew
17
244,676
14,393
74.3%
12,447
15.6%
17
Rapids
17
242,833
14,284
82.0%
15,333
-6.8%
17
Fire
17
209,516
12,324
66.6%
14,806
-16.8%
17
Totals
408
8,699,332
21,322
88.2%
21,873
-2.5%
391
Notes: NA = Not applicable; expansion franchise in 2018. (c) Includes a designated Impact home game played at Olympic Stadium during both seasons. (d) Includes a designated Earthquakes home game played at Stanford Stadium during both seasons.
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