Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Big turnout for openers
by Mike Woitalla, March 20th, 2011 11:46PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS ATTENDANCE] Week 1 attendance averaged 21,046 per game, an increase of more than 3,000 from last season's opening week average of 17,921. Who drew the biggest crowd had been predictable, but there was a pleasant surprise.

* Seattle, which led the league in attendance the last two seasons, drew
36,433 for the league's Tuesday night opener against the Los Angeles Galaxy.

* The expansion Vancouver Whitecaps played before a sellout crowd of 22,592 in their first game in their temporary home at Empire Field.

* FC Dallas drew
20,145 for its home opener, a 1-1 tie with Chicago. Last year, Dallas started its run to a runner-up finish in front of 8,016 in its home opener.

* The nine returning teams averaged 20,905 this week. Last year the same teams averaged 18,881 for their opening games -- an increase of nearly 11 percent.

* The smallest announced attendance of the week was 10,525 in San Jose, whose Buck Shaw Stadium capacity is under 11,000.

MLS ATTENDANCE:

Club (2011 Rank)

Week 1
Home Games

2011 Home
Average

2010 Home
Average (Final)

Chicago (-)
-- --
15,814
Chivas USA (8)
18,122 18,122 14,576
Colorado (9)
17,139 17,139 13,329
Columbus (-)
 -- --
14,642
D.C. United (7)
18,132 18,132 14,532
FC Dallas (5)
20,145 20,145 10,815
Houston (6)
19,385 19,385 17,310
Kansas City (-)
 -- --
10,287
Los Angeles (2)
 27,000 27,000 21,437
New England (-)
 -- --
12,987
New York (4)
 20,982 20,982 18,441
Philadelphia (-)
 --
--
19,254
Portland (-)
 --
--
 --
Real Salt Lake (-)
 -- --
17,095
San Jose (10)
 10,525 10,525 9,659
Seattle (1)
 36,433 36,433 36,173
Toronto FC (-)
 -- --
20,453
Vancouver (3)
 22,592 22,592 --
Leaguewide
 21,046 21,046 16,037
35,953
20,672
18,379


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Video Pick: An impressive collection of MLS golazos    
Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Olmes Garcia (Real Salt Lake), Darlington Nagbe (Portland), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose) ...
What They're Saying: Silvia Neid     
"You meet in the lobby, the elevator. Even if you know and like each other, it's ...
ICYMI | MLS: New York showdown turns one-sided    
New York City FC did not give a good impression for Frank Lampard and Andrea Pirlo, ...
What They're Saying: Camille Abily    
"At some point, they have to stop taking us for idiots." -- French midfielder Camille Abily, ...
Copa America: Argentina survives, Brazil ousted in shootouts    
The semifinals at the 2015 Copa America are set: host Chile vs. Peru and Argentina vs. ...
USL Weekend: Rhinos stay unbeaten, Jamieson scores twice    
The Rochester Rhinos defeated the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, 1-0, as the USL's top defense shut down the ...
Video Pick: Beautiful Bicycle Kick in Norway     
It was Matthias Vilhjalmsson's sixth goal in 12 appearances for Norwegian Tippeligaen team IK Start -- ...
NWSL Weekend: Red Stars stay on top     
The top three teams in the NWSL all won. The Chicago Red Stars stayed in first ...
Three takeaways from Japan-Australia    
Defending champion Japan made it five wins in five games at the Women's World Cup with ...
What They're Saying: Sideline reporter Jake Yadrich    
"One of the groundskeepers had the app that controls the sprinkler system accidentally open on his ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives