MLS ATTENDANCE RECORD WILL FALL

Posted by Charles Cuttone 15/09/2017 0 Comment(s)

MLS ATTENDANCE RECORD WILL FALL

Atlanta has sold close to 70,000 tickets for Saturday



Atlanta United  FC has already sold 69,255 tickets for Saturday's (Sept. 16) game against Orlando City SC at Mercedes Benz Stadium, meaning they will break the MLS single-game attendance record for a regular season game (not part of a doubleheader).


The current MLS record is 69,255 at Giants Stadium when the NY/NJ MetroStars hosted the LA Galaxy  on April 13, 1996.


The New York Cosmos currently hold the all-time single game record for both regular season and playoff games in North American Soccer history. The Cosmos attracted 72,342 for a regular season game against the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers on April 22, 1979, as well as 77,691 for a playoff game on August 14, 1977.


Chivas USA attracted 92,650 to the LA Coliseum on August 6, 2006 for a doubleheader  that included their MLS game against the New England Revolution, as well as a friendly between CD Guadalajara and FC Barcelona.

 

ALL TIME SINGLE GAME NORTH AMERICAN ATTENDANCE RECORDS

League games (regular season & playoffs-home team first)

77,691   New York Cosmos vs Ft. Lauderdale Strikers (playoff) 8/14/77

76,031   New York Cosmos vs Tulsa Roughnecks (playoff) 8/26/79

74,901   New York Cosmos vs Tampa Bay Rowdies (Soccer Bowl) 8/27/78

73,669   New York Cosmos vs Rochester Lancers (playoff) 8/24/77

72,342   New York Cosmos vs Ft. Lauderdale Strikers 4/22/79

71,219   New York Cosmos vs Seattle Sounders 5/21/78

70,312   New York Cosmos vs Ft. Lauderdale Strikers 6/22/80

70,042   New York Cosmos vs Tampa Bay Rowdies 8/8/79

69,255   L.A. Galaxy vs N.Y./N.J. MetroStars 4/13/96

67,385   Seattle Sounders vs Portland Timbers 8/25/13

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