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FC Cincinnati breaks another USL attendance record

Posted: 2:23 PM, Oct 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-01 18:23:37Z

CINCINNATI -- FC Cincinnati broke yet another league attendance record Saturday when 31,478 people attended the team's match against Indy Eleven.

That broke the United Soccer League's record for a regular-season crowd. FC Cincinnati held the old attendance record, too. 

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FC Cincinnati holds five other USL attendance records, including total season attendance (437,197), average attendance (25,717), season-opener attendance (25,667), midweek attendance (22,407) and season ticket sales (18,007).

In a news release announcing the latest record, the team said they also hope to break the USL Cup Playoffs attendance record (which FC Cincinnati already set at 30,187 in 2016) before they leave the USL and move up to MLS next season.

"The first thing we need to say is 'Thank you' to our fans," Jeff Smith, FC Cincinnati's vice president of ticket sales and service, said in a written statement. "We're so grateful for the passionate support of this city and our community, which has continued to nurture our fan base. The on-field success we’ve experienced has also been a tremendous asset, and between the two factors, we have an unbelievable game day atmosphere that people want to experience and be a part of."

FC Cincinnati will play in Pittsburgh Saturday and Nashville on Oct. 13 before starting their postseason run at Nippert Stadium on Oct. 20.