Major League Soccer

MLS average attendances: 2022 season

Chris Smith
Charlotte FC made MLS history against the LA Galaxy.
Charlotte FC made MLS history against the LA Galaxy. / John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
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Soccer is all about the fans.

That rings true no matter where you watch the game. But in Major League Soccer, support is growing particularly fast as the quality on show improves.

Earlier this season, Charlotte FC broke the MLS single-match attendance record when 73,019 people packed into Bank of America Stadium for the club's first-ever home match against the LA Galaxy.


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Meanwhile, the likes of Atlanta United and Seattle Sounders regularly pack out huge arenas, while Nashville SC recently moved into GEODIS Park; the largest soccer-specific stadium in the United States.

Let's take a look at which teams are pulling the biggest gates this season, and who needs to start putting more fans in seats.

Which MLS team has the highest average attendance in 2022?

  1. Atlanta United - 47,353
  2. Charlotte FC - 35,176
  3. Seattle Sounders - 33,588
  4. Nashville SC - 27,554
  5. Toronto FC - 25,423
  6. Portland Timbers - 23,841
  7. LA Galaxy - 22,852
  8. FC Cincinnati - 22,487
  9. LAFC - 21,989
  10. New England Revolution - 21,419
  11. Austin FC - 20,738
  12. Real Salt Lake - 20,416
  13. Minnesota United - 19,529
  14. Columbus Crew - 19,237
  15. Sporting KC - 18,344
  16. Philadelphia Union - 18,057
  17. Orlando City - 17,287
  18. NYCFC - 17,129
  19. New York Red Bulls - 16,476
  20. Vancouver Whitecaps - 16,399
  21. FC Dallas - 16,304
  22. Houston Dynamo - 16,122
  23. DC United - 16,064
  24. Chicago Fire - 15,941
  25. CF Montreal - 15,905
  26. San Jose Earthquakes - 15,260
  27. Colorado Rapids - 14, 473
  28. Inter Miami CF - 12,210

League average: 21,019

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