North American Soccer League Attendance 2011 to 2013

One of the defining characteristics of Minor Sports Leagues is that they play to smaller crowds of fans. Minor-Leagues.com has compiled a series of posts that provides details of attendance figures.

The North American Soccer League (NASL) is a professional men’s soccer league with teams in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. It is sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation as a Division II league in the American league system, under Major League Soccer (MLS) and equal with United Soccer League.

Below is the fan attendance for the entire league from 2011 to 2013.

 

League Sport Season # of Teams Team Change Games Games Change Total Attendance TA Change Average Attendance AA Change Source
North American Soccer League (AAA) Association Football 2011 8 (6 USA 2 CAN) -25.00% 112 -37.78% 422,212 -47.28% 3,770 -15.26% kenn.com
North American Soccer League (AAA) Association Football 2012 8 (7 USA 1 CAN) 0.00% 112 0.00% 426,252 0.96% 3,806 0.95% kenn.com
North American Soccer League (AAA) Association Football 2013 8 (7 USA 1 CAN) 0.00% 98 -12.50% 457,674 7.37% 4,670 22.70% kenn.com

 

The North American Soccer League operates as a group of independent club owners as opposed to the single-entity structure of Major League Soccer. Most players and team personnel will play in the NASL hoping to attract notice of the higher league MLS.

Al Young