2017 USL Attendance Thread

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  1. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Country:
    United States
    With the season about to begin (and assuming no one else started this - I don't see one), here is the new year's thread to keep track of attendance for USL games.

    Standard caveats apply: announced numbers are not always a true reflection of butts in seats, we use these as a general proxy for revenue numbers and as one indicator of general financial health of club staff, no, you are not as good as guesstimating the size of a crowd a small you think you are, especially from the web stream, no one is under-reporting numbers and MLS owned-and-operated teams' primary function is to develop players, not to sell tickets.

    Sources are always good to include, given USL's website is less friendly for those searching for these numbers than it used to be. I will publish all the numbers I have at my website on a fairly regular basis.

    With that said....

    Reno makes its debut Saturday and Phoenix christens its new yard. Looks like Phoenix will sell out (6k), while Louisville and RGV are also at home and should do well.
     
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  2. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Country:
    United States
    Tampa Bay Rowdies‏Verified account @TampaBayRowdies 33m33 minutes ago
    Only General Admission & single seats left for tomorrow night's @USL home opener vs @OrlandoCityB.
     
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  3. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Country:
    United States
    Phoenix announced yesterday they are officially sold out (6,200).
     
  4. deedsy

    deedsy Member

    Mar 1, 2013
    here's to a record breaking year - looks like some great atmospheres in store for us week 1
     
  5. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Country:
    United States
    6,758 in Louisville for the opener. [SOURCE]
     
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  6. m_vandersee

    m_vandersee Member

    Aug 2, 2013
    Illinois
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Country:
    United States
  7. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Country:
    United States
    Kinda.

    A doubleheader with the USMNT against New Zealand in the other game on 6/8/2003 drew 9,116.
     
  8. hipityhop

    hipityhop Member

    Jan 10, 1999
    Somewhere near the Swope Park Rangers!
    Club:
    SønderjyskE
    Country:
    Botswana
    I'm attending the RGV toros vs San Antonio tommorow night. It doesn't look like they will have a sellout like they had Wed vs Monterray, with tons of Mexican fans at that game.
     
  9. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Country:
    United States
    USL's first 11 games averaged 4,618.
     
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  10. Orlando Rays

    Orlando Rays We're not gonna let the elevator break us down
    Staff Member

    Nov 5, 2007
    Orlando
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Country:
    United States
    Disappointed with Swope Park. Very disappointed with Charleston. Skeptical that Phoenix can keep those numbers going. Reno is promising.

    Tampa Bay had a lot of empty seats and berm space for a "sellout". They were probably translating the flimsy temp bleachers they brought in for the Orlando City supporters to the seats they couldn't sell.
     
  11. deedsy

    deedsy Member

    Mar 1, 2013
    is there historical attendance data somewhere? @kenntomasch don't you have a website?
     
  12. Orlando Rays

    Orlando Rays We're not gonna let the elevator break us down
    Staff Member

    Nov 5, 2007
    Orlando
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Country:
    United States
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  13. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Country:
    United States
    Look for "Attendance Project" on the left-hand side.
     
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  14. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Country:
    United States
    We'll see on Phoenix. No team here has ever been able to sell lots of tickets over the semi-long haul. (One reason we have had three ownership groups and two franchises with three names in the last five seasons.)

    I'll see on Tampa Bay next week. Going to their game against Toronto next Saturday.
     
  15. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Country:
    United States
    Sunday, March 26

    Sacramento at Seattle Sounders 2 - 1,115 [SOURCE]
    San Antonio at Rio Grande Valley - 6,030 [SOURCE]

    First week average: 4,457 (5,703 for independents, 2,465 for MLS2 teams)
     
  16. m_vandersee

    m_vandersee Member

    Aug 2, 2013
    Illinois
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Country:
    United States
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  17. brandnwname

    brandnwname New Member

    Mar 4, 2016
    KC, MO
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Country:
    Netherlands
    Poor turnout for sure, but KC was in a severe thunderstorm/tornado warning all day...last time we saw that kind of weather, we had a long lightning delay that left the stands essentailly empty when play resumed, was half expecting the game to get posponed

    To be fair to Swope Park, KU was playing in a Sweet 16 game in KC that night, not sure how many fans that pulled, but I know of several regulars who missed the game to watch KU

    Sure hope attendance picks up like it did at the end of last season soon
     
  18. m_vandersee

    m_vandersee Member

    Aug 2, 2013
    Illinois
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Country:
    United States
    Thur. March 30

    Louisville @ Orlando City B-2741 (1st OCB game in new stadium, tweet claims it as an OCB record)
     
  19. m_vandersee

    m_vandersee Member

    Aug 2, 2013
    Illinois
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Country:
    United States
  20. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Country:
    United States
    I am at the Tampa Bay/Toronto match.

    Not gonna sell out. Great night, though. Nice setup here. Rowdies up 3-0 after 22 minutes.
     

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  21. Burr

    Burr Member+

    Jul 8, 2014
    Tampa, FL
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Country:
    United States
    There was a Lightning game going on at the same time (which I was at). Final Four may have also taken its toll.
     
  22. hipityhop

    hipityhop Member

    Jan 10, 1999
    Somewhere near the Swope Park Rangers!
    Club:
    SønderjyskE
    Country:
    Botswana
    Didn't look like 6000 to me at RGV
     

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  23. m_vandersee

    m_vandersee Member

    Aug 2, 2013
    Illinois
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Country:
    United States
    Sat. April 1st

    Phoenix @ SLC- 1771 http://www.uslsoccer.com/realmonarchsslc-phoenixrisingfc-905452
    Charleston @ Charlotte- 2048 http://www.uslsoccer.com/charlotteindependence-charlestonbattery-905448
    Toronto II @ Tampa Bay- 4326 http://www.uslsoccer.com/tampabayrowdies-torontofcii-905457
    OKC @ Colorado Springs- 2032 http://www.uslsoccer.com/coloradospringsswitchbacksfc-okcenergyfc-905449
    RGV @ Tulsa- 3015 (couldn't find it on game report or the Tulsa post-match article, so this is my only source as of now)

    LA Galaxy II @ San Antonio- 8074 http://www.uslsoccer.com/sanantoniofc-lagalaxyii-905677
    Ottawa @ St Louis- 5566 http://www.uslsoccer.com/saintlouisfc-ottawafuryfc-905455
    Vancouver 2 @ Reno- 4430 http://www.uslsoccer.com/reno1868fc-vancouverwhitecapsfc2-905453
    OC @ Sacramento- 11,569 http://www.uslsoccer.com/sacramentorepublicfc-orangecountysc-905454

    Average of all 12 games today= 4110
     
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