Congratulations to Atlanta United for boasting one of the highest attended soccer matches from March 3-5. Data from SoccerAmerica:
- 90,000+ (1) Kaizer Chiefs-Orlando Pirates (South Africa)
- 79,100 (2) Bor. Dortmund-Bayer Leverkusen (Germany)
- 77,117 (3) Barcelona-Celta Vigo (Spain)
- 75,245 (4) Man. United-Bournemouth (England)
- 55,297 (5) Atlanta United-NY Red Bulls (MLS)
- 54,014 (6) Bor. M’Gladbach-Schalke 04 (Germany)
- 53,656 (7) Al-Ittihad-Al-Hilal (Saudi Arabia)
- 53,146 (8) Liverpool-Arsenal (England)
- 51,500 (9) Ein. Frankfurt-Freiburg (Germany)
- 50,000 (10) FC Cologne-Bayern Munich (Germany)
This is a positive sign for the MLS coming off the heels of last year when Orlando City hit a similar mark for its 2016 opening weekend (read: Orlando City season opener draws 5th largest crowd in world).
Unfortunately, Orlando City’s new stadium has a much smaller capacity so now its up to Atlanta to carry the attendance torch in 2017.