Decision Day 2017 - Mercedes-Benz Stadium - Atlanta United vs. Toronto FC - Record crowd

Take a bow, Atlanta United.


Two attendance records were broken by the expansion side on Sunday in their regular-season finale, a 2-2 home draw, vs. Toronto FC at Mercedes-Benz Stadium:


  1. The single-game attendance record
    The crowd of 71,824 fans that turned out for the match surpassed the previous standalone single-game high of 70,245, which ATL UTD had previously established against Orlando City on September 16.
  2. The single-season attendance average
    Atlanta United also raised their season average to an unprecedented 48,200, topping Seattle Sounders' 2015 showing (44,247) and setting a new bar for American soccer, topping the New York Cosmos of 1978 (nearly 48,000).


Seattle, second this season at 43,666, finished with the fourth-highest all-time mark and stretched a league-record to 150 consecutive matches with at least 25,000 fans; Toronto FC is second at 29 and counting. Four clubs -- TFC, the Portland Timbers, New York Red Bulls and Chicago Fire -- each set a record (by average) for their current stadium.


Additionally, MLS finished 2017 with a league-wide season average attendance figure of 22,106, marking the first time the league finished above 22,000, drawing more than 8 million total fans, also for the first time. Thirty-five matches topped 40,000 fans, up from 11 in 2016.


Final 2017 Regular-Season Team Attendance Report


HOME GAMESROAD GAMES
CLUBDATES     TOTAL AVERAGE  DATES     TOTAL AVERAGE
Atlanta United           17   819,404  48,200     17   379,475  22,322
Chicago Fire17295,51117,38317    383,763   22,574
Colorado Rapids17260,476  15,322     17   373,648  21,979
Columbus Crew SC17262,469  15,439     17   353,135  20,773
FC Dallas17257,077  15,122     17   389,855  22,933
D.C. United17304,369  17,904     17   382,887  22,523
Houston Dynamo17297,507  17,500     17   351,730  20,690
Sporting Kansas City17332,121  19,537     17   359,950  21,174
LA Galaxy17378,182  22,246 17   406,912  23,936
Minnesota United17349,138  20,538     17   364,563  21,445
Montreal Impact17340,783  20,046     17   352,384  20,728
New England Revolution17329,233  19,367     17   371,220  21,836
New York City FC17377,016  22,177     17   391,529  23,031
New York Red Bulls17359,977  21,175     17   429,369  25,257
Orlando City SC17425,477  25,028     17   434,718  25,572
Philadelphia Union17285,797  16,812     17   360,761  21,221
Portland Timbers17359,448  21,144     17   388,839  22,873
Real Salt Lake17319,284  18,781     17   323,212  19,012
San Jose Earthquakes17337,873  19,875     17   369,603  21,741
Seattle Sounders FC 17742,314  43,666     17   359,673  21,157
Toronto FC17470,005  27,647     17   395,633  23,273
Vancouver Whitecaps FC17364,073  21,416     17   344,675  20,275
MLS Totals3748,267,53422,1063748,267,53422,106

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