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:
- 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.
- 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 GAMES||ROAD GAMES|
|Columbus Crew SC||17||262,469||15,439||17||353,135||20,773|
|Sporting Kansas City||17||332,121||19,537||17||359,950||21,174|
|New England Revolution||17||329,233||19,367||17||371,220||21,836|
|New York City FC||17||377,016||22,177||17||391,529||23,031|
|New York Red Bulls||17||359,977||21,175||17||429,369||25,257|
|Orlando City SC||17||425,477||25,028||17||434,718||25,572|
|Real Salt Lake||17||319,284||18,781||17||323,212||19,012|
|San Jose Earthquakes||17||337,873||19,875||17||369,603||21,741|
|Seattle Sounders FC||17||742,314||43,666||17||359,673||21,157|
|Vancouver Whitecaps FC||17||364,073||21,416||17||344,675||20,275|