USL Pro Attendance Recap: May 19

Here are the averages by team through Week 9:
The format is Team name (number of home matches): average attendance

Sacramento Republic FC (3):     19292
Rochester Rhinos (2):     5908
Orlando City SC (4):     4716
OKC Energy FC (3):     4002
Charleston Battery (4):     3547
Pittsburgh Riverhounds (3+):     2880
Arizona United SC (5):     2704
Richmond Kickers (3+):     2629
Wilmington Hammerheads (4):     2538
Harrisburg City Islanders (4):     1558
Charlotte Eagles (3):     855
Orange County Blues FC (5):     764
LA Galaxy II (6):     717
Dayton Dutch Lions (4):     644

(+) indicates missing match data

The league-wide average attendance is 3291, though I’m missing a match from Richmond and a match from Pittsburgh.

The league’s average without Sacramento’s 3 home matches drops to 2331, a difference of 960. Sacramento Republic FC’s attendance adds over 40% to the average of the rest of the league.

The median team average in 2666.5.

The teams above the median hold an average of 5704.4 across 24 games with one game missing.

The teams below the median hold an average of 1294.2 across 29 games with one game missing

Sacramento Republic FC has drawn 33.2% of USL Pro’s total attendance through Week 9 of the 2014 season (with two games missing)

Oddly enough, the two teams with that hosted Rochester Rhinos in Week 7 (Richmond and Wilmington) saw a significant decrease in average attendances, dropping by over 200 and nearly 100 respectively.

Harrisburg has enjoyed consistent attendance numbers again this year (only a 294 difference between its highest and lowest draws) just as it did last year.

LA Galaxy II’s number by contrast have a difference (849) higher than their average (717) across 6 home matches.

Charlotte Eagles drew in its third match (1261) nearly as much as the first two matches combined (1303); maybe the team should play MLS reserve sides every week.

Not to beat the dead horse at this point, but Sacramento Republic FC’s average attendance (19292) is higher than all NASL teams and 10 MLS teams: Chicago Fire, Chivas USA, Colorado Rapids, Columbus Crew, D.C. United, FC Dallas, NE Revolution, New York Red Bulls, Philadelphia Union, San Jose Earthquakes.


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