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Promising crowd in Columbus
by Mike Woitalla, March 27th, 2012 8:02PM

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[MLS ATTENDANCE] Five teams had their home openers last weekend, including Columbus, whose crowd nearly doubled the figure from a year ago. For MLS team attendance rankings ...

* In 2011, the Columbus Crew finished with its lowest attendance average (12,185) since moving into the MLS's first soccer-specific stadium in 1999. And its 2011 home openr drew only 10,306. So there's reason for optimism after it opened this season with 18,197 to see a 2-1 win over Montreal.

* Last weekend's other home openers: New York (21,024), Toronto (20,070), Chicago (18,075), and New England (12,925).

* Seattle, on Friday night, had Week 3's biggest crowd -- 38,304 to watch a 2-0 win over Houston.


MLS ATTENDANCE*

Club (2012 Rank)
Week 3
Home Games
2012 Home
Average

2011 Home
Average (Final)

Chicago (11)
 18,075
 18,075  14,273
Chivas USA (18)
 --  11,094  14,830
Colorado (16)
 --  14,746  14,838
Columbus (10)
 18,197  18,197  12,185
D.C. United (14)
 --  16,314  15,196
FC Dallas (13)
 --
 16,555
 12,861
Houston (-)
 --  --
 17,694
Kansas City (12)
 15,161
 17,469  17,810
Los Angeles (3)
 --  22,733
 23,335
Montreal (1)
 --
 58,912  --
New England (17)
 12,925
 12,925  13,222
New York (4)
 21,024  21,024  19,749
Philadelphia (8)
 --  19,074
 18,259
Portland (5)
 --  20,438  18,827
Real Salt Lake (9)
 20,415  18,577  17,591
San Jose (15)
 --
 16,171
 11,858
Seattle (2)
 38,304
 38,507  38,496
Toronto FC (7)
 20,070
 20,070  20,267
Vancouver (6)
 19,394
 20,197
 20,406
Leaguewide
 20,396  20,861 17,872


 * Attendance figures, provided by MLS, reflect tickets sold and distributed.



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