Crowd Count: Atlanta United sets U.S. pro soccer attendance record

Atlanta United's 2-2 tie with Toronto FC at Mercedes-Benz Stadium drew an MLS record-breaking crowd of 71,874 fans. It finished the season with an average of 48,200 fans and total home attendance of 819,404, both U.S. pro soccer records.

Atlanta United broke the record of 47,856 record set by the New York Cosmos in 1978. The previous MLS record was 44,247 held by the Seattle Sounders.

U.S. Pro Soccer Highest Average Attendance:
48,200 (1) Atlanta United (MLS, 2017)
47,856 (2) New York Cosmos (NASL, 1978)
46,690 (3) New York Cosmos (NASL, 1979)
44,247 (4) Seattle Sounders (MLS, 2015)
44,038 (5) Seattle Sounders (MLS, 2013)
43,734 (6) Seattle Sounders (MLS, 2014)
43,666 (7) Seattle Sounders (MLS, 2017)
43,144 (8) Seattle Sounders (MLS, 2012)
42,754 (9) New York Cosmos (NASL, 1980)
42,636 (10) Seattle Sounders (MLS, 2016)

3 comments about "Crowd Count: Atlanta United sets U.S. pro soccer attendance record".
  1. Andrew Kear, October 23, 2017 at 8:03 a.m.

    All those fans that have to face that their own country can't qualify for the World Cup.

  2. Juan R, October 23, 2017 at 8:10 a.m.

    Ummm... Andrew, this is an article about Atlanta, not USSoccer. Those of us who are also US fans are facing that reality this time around, but we have previously qualified for many World Cups and we will qualify again. Hopefully that will begin with an Eric Wynalda USSoccer Presidency and an honest discussion of how best to bring promotion and relegation to MLS...

    Anyway, way to go Atlanta! I didn't think soccer would capture the imagination of Hotlanta this quickly, but it's awesome that it has. Beating Pele's New York Cosmos! What a feat!!! Time for a new day and age of soccer in America! Rise Up AUFC for the playoffs! We have a shot, espcially if we win the Eastern Conference, guess where MLS Cup will be?? 

  3. Andrew Kear, October 23, 2017 at 12:34 p.m.

    Just when the MLS gets it together the USMNT starts to suck. Talk about bad timing.

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