Atlanta United held the previous record from their MLS Cup 2018 match versus the Portland Timbers with a crowd size of 73,019.
Charlotte FC’s inaugural home match not only set an MLS standalone attendance record, but also became the second-highest attended match worldwide so far in 2022.
The Queen City side welcomed 74,479 fans to Bank of America Stadium on Saturday evening, a 1-0 loss to the LA Galaxy. That only trails the 2022 EFL Cup Final between Chelsea and Liverpool (85,512 fans) at Wembley Stadium in London, England.
Other matches in the top five occurred at FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou and Manchester United’s Old Trafford.