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Turnstiles spin more in Week 9
by Mike Woitalla, May 17th, 2011 12:33AM

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[MLS ATTENDANCE] Week 9 games averaged nearly 2,000 more fans than the previous week as Seattle's Qwest Field filled for the "Cascadia Cup" against Northwest rival Portland and set a season record. For MLS attendance rankings ...

* League attendance leader Seattle drew 36,593 for its game against Portland, the biggest crowd for an MLS game this season.

* Philadelphia drew 19,178 for a Wednesday night game -- a 1-1 tie with Los Angeles.

* Week 9's average attendance of 16,547 was an increase of 1,867 from Week 8's average of by 14,680.


* The season's paid attendance total so far is 1,474,093.

* FC Dallas had two games games in Week 9, drawing 8,145 for Wednesday's 1-0 win over Toronto and 12,109 for Saturday's 2-0 win over Philadelphia.


MLS ATTENDANCE:

Club (2011 Rank)
Week 9
Home Games
2011 Home
Average

2010 Home
Average (Final)

Chicago (13)
--
13,628
15,814
Chivas USA (11)
-- 14,648 14,576
Colorado (14)
--
13,243 13,329
Columbus (16)
-- 10,199
14,642
D.C. United (9)
12,499 16,344 14,532
FC Dallas (12)
12,109 14,258 10,815
Houston (10)
-- 16,078 17,310
Kansas City (-)
-- --
10,287
Los Angeles (2)
19,763 24,496 21,437
New England (15)
14,186 10,892
12,987
New York (7)
16,365 17,191 18,441
Philadelphia (6)
19,178 18,045 19,254
Portland (5)

--

18,627  --
Real Salt Lake (8)
16,301 16,659
17,095
San Jose (17)
9,142 9,879
9,659
Seattle (1)
36,593 36,350 36,173
Toronto FC (4)
18,674
19,557
20,453
Vancouver (3)
15,608 19,970 --
Leaguewide
16,547 17,141 16,037


0 comments
  1. Ryan Zimmer
    commented on: May 17, 2011 at 8:17 a.m.
    36,593 set an MLS regular season game record.
  1. David Sirias
    commented on: May 17, 2011 at 4 p.m.
    I know people will say that historically the Crew is about average this time of year and attendance should pick up. And the weather this and excuse that. (Weather has not and will not change that much one season to the next).... So I'm not buying it. The long term trends are bad. No main sponsor. Not much sponsorship on the horizon. True small market. Soccer culture that is only an inch deep (casual but no breadth of passion whatsoever). Admit it. If MLS was starting up today, Cbus would not be on the list of cities. I feel bad for the ultras there. But Garber needs to set some benchmarks or........ demand a sale. Different problems with NE and DC but still, Garber can't sit on his hands and be passive. This league still is in no shape be saddled with teams who can't kill what they eat.
  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: May 18, 2011 at 8:39 a.m.
    David makes a good point. Columbus Crew have a core following , but their attendance is disappointing.
  1. Victor Ponce
    commented on: May 18, 2011 at 11:30 a.m.
    MLB has already surpassed rainouts from all of last year and it's Mid-May. Weather is a big factor this year.

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