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MLS hits 1 million in Week 6
by Mike Woitalla, April 17th, 2012 12:49AM

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[MLS ATTENDANCE] After 53 games in the first six weeks of MLS's 2012 season, the league has announced a total attendance of 1,032,963 for an average of 19,490 per game. ... Kansas City and Philadelphia announced standing-room-only crowds and Seattle welcomed 38,360 fans for its 1-0 win over Colorado. ... For MLS team attendance rankings ...

* Sporting Kansas City, whose Livestrong Park has a capacity of 18,467, drew 19,422 for its 1-0 win Real Salt Lake. Last week, KC announced a 20,323 crowd for its 1-0 win over Los Angeles.

* Philadelphia celebrated its first win over the season before a crowd of 18,526 in PPL Park (capacity: 18,500).

* Seattle's 38,360 for a 1-0 win over Colorado was the Sounders' second biggest crowd of the season.

* The league-wide attendance after Week 6 is 19,490. It was 16,518 at this point last season.

MLS ATTENDANCE*

Club (2012 Rank)
Week 6
Home Games
2012 Home
Average

2011 Home
Average (Final)

Chicago (15)
 10,489
 14,282  14,273
Chivas USA (17)
 --  11,853  14,830
Colorado (16)
 --
 13,949  14,838
Columbus (13)
 --  14,857  12,185
D.C. United (12)
 --  15,045  15,196
FC Dallas (11)
 16,164
 15,079
 12,861
Houston (-)
 --  --
 17,694
Kansas City (7)
 19,422
 18,671  17,810
Los Angeles (3)
 22,143  22,233
 23,335
Montreal (1)
 --
 41,016  --
New England (18)
 10,389
 11,657  13,222
New York (10)
 17,114  17,184  19,749
Philadelphia (9)
 18,526  18,263
 18,259
Portland (4)
 --  20,438  18,827
Real Salt Lake (8)
 --
 18,554  17,591
San Jose (14)
 --
 14,289
 11,858
Seattle (2)
 38,360
 38,549  38,496
Toronto FC (6)
 18,476
 19,163  20,267
Vancouver (5)
 --
 20,197
 20,406
Leaguewide
 19,009  19,490 17,872


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



1 comment
  1. Ernest Irelan
    commented on: April 17, 2012 at 8:47 a.m.
    good news in view of the cost of travel now with gas prices what they are an other costs of living, job lossses, etc..we must continue to provide entertainment at half times, that even surpasses the previous. Many, (like me) like to watch in the comfort of our homes rather than drive a long distance an fight traffic an high priced seats. I think pay per view stiffles the promotion of soccer as many just will not pay for what they already feel in high prices for the cable an satillites...basically, those that can afford it go to the games, those that can not, enjoy it at home an support the teams in other ways like purchasing gear from the representative teams they are fans of...in Iowa, we do not have a MLS team that is near enough to go to except in Chicago or KC...both, long drives....I am glad to see that the locals are mostly getting more support in these economic times....


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