Attendance Project: NASL Indoor

Attendance figures for the North American Soccer League’s handful of indoor campaigns from 1979-1984. The assistance of the estimable Rich Paschette is gratefully acknowledged.

1979-1980
Team G Total Average
Minnesota Kicks 6 57,371 9,562
Memphis Rogues 6 49,493 8,249
Tampa Bay Rowdies 6 35,458 5,910
Atlanta Chiefs 6 30,413 5,069
Tulsa Roughnecks 6 27,940 4,657
Detroit Express 6 23,624 3,937
California Surf 6 19,088 3,181
Los Angeles Aztecs #6 18,913 3,152
New England Tea Men 7 19,493 2,785
Fort Lauderdale Strikers 5 10,344 2,069
NASL TOTAL 60 292,137 4,869
#Includes two games played in Vancouver, BC
 
1980-1981
Team G Total Average
Atlanta Chiefs 9 86,502 9,611
Seattle Sounders 9 60,760 6,751
Chicago Sting 9 55,472 6,164
Minnesota Kicks 9 52,894 5,877
Toronto Blizzard 9 51,322 5,702
San Jose Earthquakes 9 49,489 5,499
Tulsa Roughnecks 9 47,590 5,288
Portland Timbers 9 47,089 5,232
Tampa Bay Rowdies 9 46,563 5,174
San Diego Sockers 9 44,212 4,912
Detroit Express 9 42,847 4,761
Calgary Boomers 9 42,089 4,677
Dallas Tornado 9 41,284 4,587
California Surf 9 38,242 4,249
Edmonton Drillers 9 35,771 3,975
Vancouver Whitecaps 9 34,725 3,858
Los Angeles Aztecs 9 30,952 3,439
Jacksonville Tea Men *9 23,685 2,632
Fort Lauderdale 9 15,290 1,699
NASL TOTAL 171 846,778 4,952
*One game played in Providence, RI
 
1981-1982
Team G Total Average
Chicago Sting 9 119,899 13,322
Montreal Manic 9 82,373 9,153
New York Cosmos 9 78,216 8,691
San Diego Sockers 9 63,425 7,047
Jacksonville Tea Men 9 56,240 6,249
Seattle Sounders 9 55,237 6,137
Tulsa Roughnecks 9 47,774 5,308
Tampa Bay Rowdies 9 47,549 5,283
Toronto Blizzard 9 46,276 5,142
Portland Timbers 9 45,653 5,073
Edmonton Drillers 9 26,488 2,943
Vancouver Whitecaps 9 26,483 2,943
San Jose Earthquakes 9 25,564 2,840
NASL TOTAL 117 721,177 6,164
 
1983-1984
Team G Total Average
Chicago Sting 16 189,228 11,827
San Diego Sockers 16 182,633 11,415
New York Cosmos 16 78,391 4,899
Golden Bay Earthquakes 16 72,190 4,512
Tulsa Roughnecks 16 59,304 3,707
Vancouver Whitecaps 16 46,336 2,896
Tampa Bay Rowdies 16 43,065 2,692
NASL TOTAL 112 671,147 5,992

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