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Red Bulls sell out in high-drawing week
by Mike Woitalla, August 16th, 2011 12:03AM
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[MLS ATTENDANCE]  New York sold out Red Bull Arena for the first time this season and other big crowds in Philadelphia, Toronto and Seattle upped the leaguewide attendance. For MLS attendance rankings ...

* The Red Bulls settled for a 2-2 against Chicago in front of a Red Bull Arena crowd of 25,177 -- almost 3,000 higher than the Bulls' previous high in 2011.

* Toronto FC rewarded its third biggest crowd of the season (21,644) with a rare win, beating Real Salt Lake, 1-0, for its fourth victory of 2011.

* The average attendance for Week 22's eight games was 18,972.

* MLS's attendance average so far this season is 17,395. 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 22
Home Games
2011 Home
Average

2010 Home
Average (Final)

Chicago (14)
-- 13,919
15,814
Chivas USA (12)
--
14,425 14,576
Colorado (13)
-- 14,410 13,329
Columbus (18)
13,041 11,062
14,642
D.C. United (11)
11,738 15,024 14,532
FC Dallas (15)
--
12,993
10,815
Houston (9)
14,475 16,835 17,310
Kansas City (8)
--
17,811
10,287
Los Angeles (2)
-- 22,722 21,437
New England (17)
-- 12,092
12,987
New York (7)
25,177 18,796 18,441
Philadelphia (6)
18,811 18,309 19,254
Portland (5)
-- 18,627  --
Real Salt Lake (10)
-- 16,869
17,095
San Jose (16)
10,525
12,128
9,659
Seattle (1)
36,364
37,120 36,173
Toronto FC (4)
21,644
20,105
20,453
Vancouver (3)
--
20,571 --
Leaguewide
18,972 17,395 16,037


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