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Crowds drop for Eastern Conference teams
August 10th, 2011 1:48AM

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[MLS ATTENDANCE]  The Western Conference's top-of-the-table clash between Los Angeles and FC Dallas drew the week's largest crowd: 21,546 at the Home Depot Center. But crowds averaged only 15,937 as three Eastern Conference teams -- D.C. United, New England and Chicago -- drew less than 12,000 fans for home games. For MLS attendance rankings ...

* Portland drew its 12th straight sellout crowd of 18,627.

* MLS's attendance average so far this season is 17,334. The 2010 season ended with a 16,037 league-wide attendance average.

* MLS's highest attendance came in its inaugural season of 1996 -- 17,406.


MLS ATTENDANCE:

Club (2011 Rank)
Week 21
Home Games
2011 Home
Average

2010 Home
Average (Final)

Chicago (14)
10,557 13,919
15,814
Chivas USA (12)
--
14,425 14,576
Colorado (13)
14,503 14,410 13,329
Columbus (18)
-- 10,882
14,642
D.C. United (11)
11,684 15,323 14,532
FC Dallas (15)
--
12,993
10,815
Houston (9)
-- 17,032 17,310
Kansas City (8)
18,467
17,493
17,811
10,287
Los Angeles (2)
21,546 22,722 21,437
New England (17)
11,523 12,092
12,987
New York (7)
-- 18,216 18,441
Philadelphia (6)
18,524 18,263 19,254
Portland (5)
18,627 18,627  --
Real Salt Lake (10)
19,081 16,869
17,095
San Jose (16)
10,525
12,251
9,659
Seattle (1)
--
37,189 36,173
Toronto FC (4)
--
19,977
20,453
Vancouver (3)
18,714
20,571 --
Leaguewide
15,937 17,334 16,037


0 comments
  1. Ryan Zimmer
    commented on: August 10, 2011 at 11:21 a.m.
    Stop building stadiums in suburbs; Foxboro, Frisco, Commerce City, Carson, Sandy, Santa Clara, Chester, and HARRISON NEW JERSEY!? Put these stadiums DOWMTOWN and next to public transportation. Attendance will spike and people won't have to drive hours to go to a game.

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