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The final, impressive numbers on Sunday’s attendance in Seattle

MLS Timbers Sounders Soccer

Both Seattle playoff matches at home so far fell well south of this swell attendance number; this was the final regular season match at CenturyLink.


We knew CenturyLink Field would be stacked and packed to record levels for Sunday’s Cascadia Cup frenzy. Indeed, the club established a franchise record with a crowd of 67,385. The facts:

  • It was the largest crowd ever to see a soccer game in Seattle.
  • It was the second-largest crowd for a stand-alone game in MLS history (that is, a match not attached to an international doubleheader).
  • As The Seattle Times points out, the team is 8-0-2 in home games where the attendance is over 40,000.
  • And it was the third largest soccer attendance in the world this weekend. Yes, in the world. Here’s the list:
Attendance chart