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MLS 2015 Season Average Attendance is 21,573, Smashing 2014 Record of 19,148

Date Added: December 14, 2015 07:35:25 PM
Author: David
Category: Teams: CONCACAF: USA
2015 Major League Soccer season was a historical one. Clocking in two decades, the MLS league attendance numbers soared, making the 2015 season the most highly attended in its twenty-year history.

In October, the MLS announced that the attendance in matches in 2015 averaged 21,574. The figures surpass the recorded figures in 2014 that stood at 19,147. Bookmakers recorded a surge in bets and free bets.

The Seattle Sounders set the ball rolling after recording a new record in attendance. They averaged 44,245 fans in every match they played. Orlando City SC and New York City FC took the second and third positions.

The Orlando City SC averaged 32,847 fans, and New York City FC averaged 29,016 in every game they played. On the other side, FC Dallas, Chicago Fire and Colorado Rapids registered the lowest number of fans attending their games. Colorado Rapids had an average attendance of 15,657.

However low the numbers were, punters in 2015 had a field day with free bet offers.

What Does the New Record Mean?

With the new record, Major League Soccer now has a higher average attendance than some senior European leagues. The MLS average match attendance surpasses the attendance in the Netherlands Eredivisie and the French Ligue 1.

For two years running now (2014 and 2015), the MLS continues to register ever growing numbers. With a total number of 340 games played this season, the crowds and the betting rose. Free bets and free bets spiked as punters took an interest in the MLS.

Surprised by the surge in the spectator numbers, we find out how several teams were able to accommodate their fans.

The Seattle Sounders

Having registered the highest average spectator attendance, the Sounders had to open up the upper deck several times in the 2015 season. The record attendance records above the 2013 attendance record the club set.

Orlando City SC

Coming in at second position with the second highest average fan attendance per game, the Orlando City SC missed the playoffs but gained a following. After having sold out the Citrus Bowl in their first match, they averaged 32,851 spectators.

The surge in spectators has seen the Orlando City SC management revamp the stadium and plans are underway to build 6,000 additional seats. Their fan attendance has been the most historic in the 2015 league.

New York City FC

Being a newly launched team, fans seem to have been excited about a new second soccer team from New York. NYCFC’s drawing power demands that the team start focusing on getting space to set up a stadium.

The Bottom Two

Chicago Fire

Coming in at second last in fan attendance, just about everything went awry for Chicago Fire in 2015. Their action in the field saw match attendance take a slight dip. Chicago Fire supporters are now restless and are not happy with the ownership.

The location is also not helping with match attendance. However, soccer analysts and punters are of the opinion that a better team could reignite their commitment to the team and make the trek to the stadium.

Colorado Rapids

Coming in the last position, Colorado Rapids posted the least number of attendance in the 2015 league. However, the season was the highest attended since 2003. Perhaps the surge in supporters is because the Colorado Rapids played host to the 2015 MLS All-Star Game.

The attendance is also hurt by the Stadium suburban location and the team’s lack of what would call a good play. Perhaps if they could improve their game, then they would get higher attendance figures!


John Hawthorne is an avid soccer player. As a Sports Journalist, John is constantly looking into the best sports betting strategy to improve his hand. John encourages you to check good pointers at:

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