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Kansas City's new home overflows
by Mike Woitalla, June 14th, 2011 12:57AM
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[MLS ATTENDANCE] Attendance for 11 games in Week 13 exceeded the season average as Kansas City weclomed an overflow crowd for its first game at its new stadium and six other teams drew more 18,000 fans. For MLS attendance rankings ...

* After playing its first 10 games on the road, Kansas City moved into its brand-new Livestrong Sporting Park and drew 19,925 for a scoreless tie in a stadium whose capacity is listed as 18,467.

* Seattle hosted new Northwest rival Vancouver and drew its second biggest crowd of the season (36,502) for the 2-2 tie. Seattle, the league attendance leader with an average of 36,297, has a modest 3-2-3 win-loss-tie record at Qwest Field.

* Los Angeles (No. 2 in attendance average) and Philadelphia (No. 8) remain undefeated at home

* Columbus played at home twice in Week 13, drawing 9,650 for a Wednesday win over Real Salt Lake and 13,498 for a Sunday loss to Chicago.


MLS ATTENDANCE:

Club (2011 Rank)
Week 13
Home Games
2011 Home
Average

2010 Home
Average (Final)

Chicago (14)
--
13,380
15,814
Chivas USA (12)
-- 15,917 14,576
Colorado (13)
--
13,684 13,329
Columbus (17)
13,498 10,447
14,642
D.C. United (11)
14,105 16,024 14,532
FC Dallas (15)
10,450 12,990 10,815
Houston (9)
19,333
17,718 17,310
Kansas City (4)
19,925 19,925
10,287
Los Angeles (2)
-- 22,206 21,437
New England (16)
-- 12,449
12,987
New York (7)
21,201 18,204 18,441
Philadelphia (8)
18,728 18,190 19,254
Portland (6)

18,627

18,627  --
Real Salt Lake (10)
15,174 16,080
17,095
San Jose (18)
9,270 9,722
9,659
Seattle (1)
36,502 36,297 36,173
Toronto FC (5)
20,675 19,665
20,453
Vancouver (3)
-- 20,117 --
Leaguewide
18,427 17,347 16,037


0 comments
  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: June 14, 2011 at 9:55 a.m.
    For the Crew, where have u gone the 3,000 fans after Schelotto was not re-signed?
  1. Jamie Nicewander
    commented on: June 15, 2011 at 12:38 p.m.
    Great for them and its great for the sport!

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