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Five games sell out in opening week
by Mike Woitalla, March 13th, 2012 12:46AM
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[MLS ATTENDANCE] Five of eight games in the opening week of the 2012 MLS season sold out. For MLS team attendance rankings ...

Portland, Vancouver, San Jose, Los Angeles and FC Dallas all announced capacity crowds for their first games of MLS's 17th season. The Galaxy's 27,000 crowd at the Home Depot Center was the biggest of Week 1.

The opening week average of 18,174 was down from last season's first-week openers, when Seattle's crowd of 36,433 drove the average to 21,046. The Sounders, who had a bye, open their season at home next Saturday. The 2010 season had opened with an average of 17,921.

MLS ATTENDANCE:

Club (2012 Rank)
Week 1
Home Games
2012 Home
Average

2011 Home
Average (Final)

Chicago (-)
 --
 --
 14,273
Chivas USA (7)
 14,464 14,464 14,830
Colorado (6)
 14,746 14,746 14,838
Columbus (-)
 -- --
 12,185
D.C. United (5)
 16,314 16,314 15,196
FC Dallas (3)
 20,906
 20,906
 12,861
Houston (-)
----
 17,694
Kansas City (-)
--
--
 17,810
Los Angeles (1)
 27,000 27,000
 23,335
Montreal (-)
--
--
--
New England (-)
--
--
 13,222
New York (-)
----
 19,749
Philadelphia (-)
----
 18,259
Portland (4)
 20,438 20,438 18,827
Real Salt Lake (-)
----
 17,591
San Jose (8)
 10,525
 10,525
 11,858
Seattle (-)
--

 38,496
Toronto FC (-)
--

 20,267
Vancouver (2)
 21,000
 21,000
 20,406
Leaguewide
 18,174 18,17417,872


 



4 comments
  1. StrikerBob Norman
    commented on: March 13, 2012 at 12:03 p.m.
    Can someone explain this picture of the Galaxy's "sellout"? :http://www.neontommy.com/news/2012/03/real-salt-lake-tops-galaxy-opener
  1. Timothy Smith
    commented on: March 13, 2012 at 6:58 p.m.
    "Sellout" means every ticket was sold, not necessarily used.
  1. StrikerBob Norman
    commented on: March 14, 2012 at 11:37 a.m.
    Thanks, Timothy for the reply, but the picture suggests that either everyone with tickets in those sections went down to lower seats, or all those people with tickets in those sections somehow didn't make it to the game, or they were never sold to begin with. I've been to a lot of sporting events, and the third option is the most likely. There will be some honest citizens who sit in the seats they paid for.
  1. StrikerBob Norman
    commented on: March 14, 2012 at 11:39 a.m.
    You know there is a fourth possibility. LA management bought out the unsold seats to pad the attendance numbers. (I would bet at a discounted price too.)

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