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Seattle sets attendance record, again
by Mike Woitalla, October 18th, 2010 9:40PM
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[MLS ATTENDANCE] The penultimate week of 2010 MLS games drew big crowds, including 36,356 for Seattle's last home game, a 2-1 win over Chivas USA. Seattle’s 2010 season average of 36,173 breaks the league record it set last season. For more on attendance records and Week 29 crowds …

* Seattle’s 2010 home attendance average was higher than its 2009 average of 30,942 by 5,231. The third highest season average was 28,916 for Los Angeles Galaxy games in 1996.

* Defending champion Real Salt Lake drew its biggest crowd since its move to Rio Tinto Stadium two years ago with 20,236 for a 2-0 win over FC Dallas.

* San Jose had a sellout (10,597) for its 1-0 loss to Houston.

* Chicago drew 19,056 for retiring Brian McBride’s final home game, a scoreless tie with D.C. United.

* The Philadelphia Union's fourth sellout of the season (18,578) saw the expansion club, which ranks fourth in league attendance, down the New York Red Bulls, 2-1.

MLS ATTENDANCE:

Club (2010 Rank)

Weekend 29
Home Games

2010 Home
Average

2009 Home
Average (Final)

Chicago (8)
19,056 & 12,23015,81414,688
Chivas USA (9)
 --14,55815,091
Colorado (12)
 --13,01412,330
Columbus (10)
 --14,33014,446
D.C. United (11)
 --14,27916,088
FC Dallas (14)
 --10,81512,440
Houston (7)
 --16,83317,047
Kansas City (15)
 --10,19910,053
Los Angeles (2)
 27,00021,18320,416
New England (13)
 18,29812,98713,731
New York (5)
 --18,62512,490
Philadelphia (4)
 18,578
19,254  --
Real Salt Lake (6)
 20,23617,09516,375
San Jose (16)
 10,5979,66114,114
Seattle (1)
 36,35636,17330,942
Toronto FC (3)
 18,08420,453
20,344
Leaguewide
 20,04816,65116,037
35,953
20,672
18,379


0 comments
  1. Margaret Manning
    commented on: October 19, 2010 at 2:28 p.m.
    Still cannot figure out why LA plays to a half-empty stadium this season--the tickets are sold (which is why the "attendance" is shown as 20000+, but the games on TV have been disappointing when you can see no one is there.

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