Crowd Count: Atlanta United shatters MLS single-season record for total and average attendance

Atlanta United broke its own MLS records for total home attendance in a season (901,033) and a single-season average (53,002) when it closed out its 2018 home campaign at Mercedes-Benz Stadium with a crowd of 71,812 for the 2-1 win over the Chicago Fire.


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Both of Atlanta’s records were previously set in its inaugural 2017 season when it split the season between Bobby Dodd Stadium at Georgia Tech and the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
 
Sunday’s crowd was the sixth-largest for a stand-alone match MLS in history. The record was set on July 15 -- the day of the World Cup final -- when the Five Stripes drew 72,243 fans for their match against Seattle.

-- Minnesota United set a new attendance record for a Minnesota pro soccer team as it drew 52,242 fans for its 3-1 loss to the LA Galaxy, its final game at TCF Bank Stadium. The Loons will play at the new Allianz Field in 2019.

-- Two USL teams set club attendance records for their playoff games this weekend: Phoenix, which drew 7,511 fans for its 3-0 win over Timbers 2, and Pittsburgh, which attracted 5,189 fans for its shootout loss to Bethlehem Steel.

3 comments about "Crowd Count: Atlanta United shatters MLS single-season record for total and average attendance".
  1. frank schoon, October 22, 2018 at 9:42 a.m.

    I can actually now watch a full MLS game to its conclusion when watching Atlanta. They don't have a major star like Zlatan but Tata has done a great job bringing in players who not only exhibit  good foot skills ,able to handle themselves in small spaces ,but also play a non-boring type of game. I can only imagine if every MLS team had a coach of his quality and stature, played like Atlanta, smooth, attacking oriented, with displays of good individualistic displays of soccer. Tata has done a fantastice job on many levels.
    Atlanta, did it in the right way, getting a great coach who has coached at the highest level and thus is familiar of how good soccer should be played; he himself has played at the a high level and comes from a country that produces TECHNICAL players , thereby he knows what to look for. 
    I hope TATA stays with Atlanta, and not go to coach the Mexican team for I think it will be a big loss for the MLS and for US soccer. I hope at USSF has talked to him about coaching the USMNT, he needs to stay here.

  2. R2 Dad replied, October 23, 2018 at 1:04 p.m.

    exactamundo senor frank!

  3. frank schoon, October 22, 2018 at 9:42 a.m.

    I can actually now watch a full MLS game to its conclusion when watching Atlanta. They don't have a major star like Zlatan but Tata has done a great job bringing in players who not only exhibit  good foot skills ,able to handle themselves in small spaces ,but also play a non-boring type of game. I can only imagine if every MLS team had a coach of his quality and stature, played like Atlanta, smooth, attacking oriented, with displays of good individualistic displays of soccer. Tata has done a fantastice job on many levels.
    Atlanta, did it in the right way, getting a great coach who has coached at the highest level and thus is familiar of how good soccer should be played; he himself has played at the a high level and comes from a country that produces TECHNICAL players , thereby he knows what to look for. 
    I hope TATA stays with Atlanta, and not go to coach the Mexican team for I think it will be a big loss for the MLS and for US soccer. I hope at USSF has talked to him about coaching the USMNT, he needs to stay here.

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