2017 USL Attendance Thread

Discussion in 'United Soccer Leagues' started by kenntomasch, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. Traumer

    Traumer Member

    Feb 25, 2016
    Cincinnati


    Record for Louisville hosting Cincinnati yesterday. Big showing for home crowd and traveling crowd and great for the league.
     
  2. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  4. Traumer

    Traumer Member

    Feb 25, 2016
    Cincinnati
    FC Cincinnati now flirting with possibly 20,000+ average for the season. I think they can pull it off assuming don't have terrible weather rest of the year.
     
  5. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  6. Traumer

    Traumer Member

    Feb 25, 2016
    Cincinnati
    25,308 in Cincinnati last night marks a new record for USL regular season match.
     
  7. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  8. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  9. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  10. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  11. artml

    artml Member

    Liverpool FC
    Ukraine
    Jul 11, 2009
    Kharkiv
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    I wonder if USL will overtake NASL in attendance by the end of the season. The gap has been narrowing for quite some time.
     
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  12. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If every team holds its current average the rest of the way, the NASL will finish at 4,441 announced and the USL at 4,277. (That's with one data point - Rochester's last home game - still out.)

    But USL's independents are at 5,713 at the moment (helped by Cincinnati and Sacramento, who have no equivalents in the NASL.)
     
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  13. Traumer

    Traumer Member

    Feb 25, 2016
    Cincinnati
    Right now Cincinnati expects in excess of 20,000 for Pittsburgh match and possibly 30,000 for New York match. We should settle our average around 20,000-21,000 range. Not sure how much that affects the league number.
     
  14. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  15. Traumer

    Traumer Member

    Feb 25, 2016
    Cincinnati
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    Making a big push to get 30,000+ for the last home match this season.
     
  16. Traumer

    Traumer Member

    Feb 25, 2016
    Cincinnati
    30,417 in Cincinnati for a new USL record.
     
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  17. Traumer

    Traumer Member

    Feb 25, 2016
    Cincinnati
    *FC Cincinnati’s crowd of 25,308 on August 5 against Orlando was not a DII record, despite what you may have heard. The Seattle Sounders’ crowd of 25,505 on July 28, 20028 is still the largest regular-season Division II crowd ever. It is, obviously, a USL record

    Saw this and realized Saturday also apparently marks a new D2 record over all.
     
  18. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes, that is a new D2 (standalone) record. Should have been more clear. Minnesota United announced 34,047 for a doubleheader in 2014 with Olympiakos against Man City in the other game on August 2, 2014 that remains the official record.

    If we are going to be consistent on such things, that's the record, even though no one believes that many stuck around for the United match.
     
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  19. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  20. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  21. mangerson

    mangerson Member+

    Sacramento Republic, San Jose Earthquakes
    Jan 8, 2008
    Sacramento, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Looking ahead to 2018 a little. I read that Sounders 2 will move to Tacoma and that perhaps another "2" is going to Omaha? Such moves should help attendance average. Besides expansion, any other attendance thoughts heading into 2018?
     
  22. Traumer

    Traumer Member

    Feb 25, 2016
    Cincinnati
    1. Can increases in 2017 be sustained in 2018?
    2. How will expansion sides affect numbers?
    3. Will more NASL sides move over to USL?
    4. Will MLS expansion announcement help/hurt USL sides in contention?

    I do think the handling of "2/B" sides will be huge for the USL's floor of attendance. I could see a 1000 or so increase in numbers for many of those teams if they are marketed in their new cities. Montreal shedding its "2" team in favor of NASL to USL Ottawa helped numbers.
     
  23. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Half the teams in the league have completed their home schedules. Here is the year-over-year percentage increase in average announced attendance for those clubs.

    RGV +254%
    Orange County +150%
    Harrisburg +57%
    Cincinnati +23%
    Richmond +17%
    Portland +9%
    Col.Springs +8%
    NYRB II +7%
    Sacramento +0.5%
    Tampa Bay +0.3%
    LA Galaxy II +0.3%
    Ottawa -1%
    Saint Louis -7%
    Charleston -12%
    Seattle 2 -26%

    As for 2018, RGV isn't going to see another 254% increase, nor is Orange County likely to see a 150% increase again. Even if Seattle moves somewhere and "is marketed," their share of what will likely be a 544-game (or so) universe within the league can't move the needle much by itself (only maybe 33 people per game throughout the league).
     
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  24. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oh, BTW and FWIW, USL will go over two million tonight for the season,
     
  25. Blando13

    Blando13 Member+

    Dec 4, 2013
    Lee's Summit, MO
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You'd also hope that getting rid of Vancouver while adding Nashville, Fresno, Vegas will help the "average" as well. As long as more expansion teams pull in more than the average than not, you hope things trend the right direction ... just likely not as fast due to volume issues.
     

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