Most-Attended Domestic Soccer Games

February 14, 2023

Most-Attended Soccer Games in U.S. History

As soccer continues its upward trajectory in this country, we’re showcasing soccer’s impact spanning multiple decades by assembling a list of the most-attended soccer games in U.S. history. There’s a long history of big-time soccer events drawing big-time crowds in this country and the locations and events you’d expect may not be as high in the list as you think.

Did you know the stadium with the highest all-time attendance for a soccer game in the U.S. is Michigan Stadium on the University of Michigan’s campus in Ann Arbor? Did you know the stadium also holds two other top five soccer attendance records? What about the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles having a top three attendance?

Which venue features most among the top 20? The Rose Bowl, most famous for hosting college football, has been a mainstay in soccer for the better part of four decades and features 15 of the most-attended games in U.S. history.

From the 1994 World Cup to the International Champions Cup, check out the list of the top 20 below.

12014 ICCMan United vs. Real MadridMichigan Stadium109.318
22016 ICCChelsea vs. Real MadridMichigan Stadium105,826
31984 OlympicsFrance vs. BrazilRose Bowl101,799
42018 ICCLiverpool vs. Man UnitedMichigan Stadium101,254
51984 OlympicsYugoslavia vs. ItalyRose Bowl100,374
61984 OlympicsFrance vs. YugoslaviaRose Bowl97,451
71994 World CupBrazil vs. ItalyRose Bowl94,194
81994 World CupUSA vs. RomaniaRose Bowl93,869
92015 Gold CupUSA vs. MexicoRose Bowl93,723
101994 World CupUSA vs. ColombiaRose Bowl93,689
112011 Gold CupUSA vs. MexicoRose Bowl93,420
122015 ICCFC Barcelona vs. LA GalaxyRose Bowl93,226
131994 World CupCameroon vs. SwedenRose Bowl93,194
142009 FriendlyFC Barcelona vs. LA GalaxyRose Bowl93,137
152017 ICCMan City vs. Real MadridLA Memorial Coliseum92,516
162006 MLS/FriendlyRevolution vs. Chivas USA
FC Barcelona vs. Chivas
LA Memorial Coliseum92,516
171996 MLS/FriendlyUSA vs. Mexico
Tampa Mutiny vs. LA Galaxy
Rose Bowl92,216
181994 World CupSweden vs. BrazilRose Bowl91,856
191994 World CupColombia vs. RomaniaRose Bowl91,586
201999 FriendlyArgentina vs. MexicoLA Memorial Coliseum91,585