Austin was the number one television market for the USA vs. Spain match in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.
The list of the top ten U.S. TV markets for the match on FS1 was published by Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider), Washington Post soccer writer.
After Austin on the list were three cities that have among the highest average attendance in MLS to date for the 2019 season: Atlanta, Portland, and Seattle.
The popularity of soccer in Austin is no surprise to the locals as there were deposits for over 30,000 seats for Austin FC when they begin play in 2021.
Last year, Austin had the fifth highest TV ratings in the U.S. for the MLS Cup, as well as the fourth highest TV ratings for the entire World Cup.
One thing is clear: Austin loves soccer.