We passed along word this evening that the announced attendance at the game between Manchester United and the Kansas City Wizards at Arrowhead Stadium was 52,424. I attended all the Chiefs games last year when they were drawing similar crowds so that number is pretty accurate.
What's amazing is that the game drew 15,000 more fans than the previous attendance record for soccer in Kansas City.
The previous record was 37,319, set when the US Men’s National Team played a World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica at Arrowhead Stadium in 2001.
It's possible this new record could be demolished again and again if Kansas City is awarded the 2018 or 2022 World Cup.