Charlotte FC clocks highest turnout record


Charlotte FC attendance record Image: Charlotte FC

Since the very beginning, the Major League Soccer (MLS) team Charlotte FC (US) made it a goal to break the all-time Major League Soccer single-match attendance record in their season opener against their peer team LA Galaxy.

The ‘Charlotte FC’ stated that after a little over two years, the opportunity to break that record finally came and it did not disappoint.

The Charlotte FC have shattered the MLS attendance record and raised the bar with the 74,479 fans who attended the inaugural home match.

The ‘Charlotte FC’ further stated that the record was previously held by Atlanta United when 73,019 fans attended the MLS Cup Final against the Portland Timbers as well as the 72,548 regular season attendance record also held by Atlanta. Charlotte FC’s record is a testament of the region’s passion for soccer and the hard work put in by the club and its fans alike.

The Major League Soccer (MLS) is a men’s professional soccer league sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation, which represents the sport’s highest level in the United States. The league comprises 28 teams – 25 in the United States and 3 in Canada – and plans to expand to 30 teams by the 2023 season.

The Charlotte Football Club is an American professional soccer club based in Charlotte. The team competes in Major League Soccer (MLS) as a member of the league’s Eastern Conference. The team is owned by David Tepper, who was awarded the expansion franchise on December 17th, 2019.

The Bank of America Stadium is a 74,867-seat football stadium located on 33 acres in uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. It is the home facility and headquarters of the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL) and Charlotte FC of Major League Soccer (MLS).

Largest standalone match attendances in MLS history

  • 74,479 – Charlotte vs. LA Galaxy – March 5th, 2022 – Regular season;
  • 73,019 – Atlanta United FC vs. Portland Timbers -December 8th, 2018 – MLS Cup 2018;
  • 72,548 – Atlanta United FC vs. LA Galaxy – August 3rd, 2019 – Regular season;
  • 72,243 – Atlanta United FC vs. Seattle Sounders FC – July 15th, 2018 – Regular season; and
  • 72,035 – Atlanta United FC vs. D.C. United – March 11th, 2018 – Regular season.

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