MLS Average Attendance Dips 6%, Remains Above 23,000 on the Season

MLS week 3 average attendance is 19,744. The regular season average has decreased 6.6% to 23,406 from 25,033 last week. Stadiums were 93.1% filled throughout the week, remaining at 101.49% of capacity for the season.  It should be noted that as of Thursday March 19th, Orlando City SC has announced that it will cap the Citrus Bowl tickets at 24,000 for the remainder of the season. However the club sold over 30,000 tickets for their week 3 match.  This fact inflates the average capacity on the season quite a bit.

Three matches were sold out this week – Orlando City SC versus Vancouver Whitecaps at the Citrus Bowl, Sporting Kansas City versus Portland Timbers at Sporting Park, and San Jose Earthquakes versus Chicago Fire at Avaya Stadium.

Below is a visualization of the season average versus the individual weekly averages.

Below is a visualization of the season average throughout the history of Major League Soccer from 1996 to the current season.

Finally, below is a table with each team’s average home attendance capacity this season.

MLS Attendance Team Averages- 2015.xlsx

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