Helped by big crowds for games against Mexico on US soil, the average attendance for the United States men’s national team (USMNT) home matches in 2023 was the best since 2017. USMNT average attendance climbed from 29,400 in 2017 to 29,578 in 2023.
Still, attendances for US Soccer men’s games still have a long way to go.
For the eighth consecutive year, USMNT attendance averaged below 30,000 fans per game. Before that, from 2007 to 2015, the senior men’s team averaged above 30,000. Moreover, the average attendance surpassed 40,000 in 2011.
The disappointing crowds in the last eight years have come from a mixture of US Soccer increasing ticket prices, playing in smaller MLS stadiums, and a drop in interest in the national team after the men failed to qualify for World Cup 2018.
USMNT attendance in 2023
In 2023, the USMNT played a whopping 16 games on home soil. It was the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic that the United States played that many home games in one year. It is just the second time it has done that since 1994. In that World Cup year, the United States played a staggering 21 games domestically.
The total attendance for the 16 games in 2023 was 473,241. Therefore, the average attendance was 29,578. That represents a 38% increase over last year’s average of 21,383. That was the USMNT’s worst since 2006.
Here is the full list of home games this year and how the crowds looked.
DateCompetitionOpponentStadiumAttendanceJanuary 25FriendlySerbiaBMO Stadium11,475January 28FriendlyColombiaDignity Health Sports Park27,000March 27Nations LeagueEl SalvadorExploria Stadium18,947April 19FriendlyMexicoState Farm Stadium55,730June 15Nations LeagueMexicoAllegiant Stadium65,000June 18Nations LeagueCanadaAllegiant Stadium35,000June 24Gold CupJamaicaSoldier Field36,666June 28Gold CupSt. Kitts & NevisCityPark21,216July 2Gold CupTrinidad & TobagoBank of America Stadium40,243July 9Gold CupCanadaTQL Stadium24,979July 12Gold…
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Author : Lawrence Dockery
Publish date : 2023-11-21 19:00:12
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