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Philly sells out
by Mike Woitalla, May 1st, 2012 2:06AM
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[MLS ATTENDANCE] Philadelphia announced a sellout for its Week 8 clash with San Jose, but a few teams had season lows. For MLS team attendance rankings ...

* Philadelphia's 2-1 loss to San Jose was the Union's third sellout in four home games this season.

* FC Dallas, Colorado and Columbus had season-low crowds. Dallas' game was on a Wednesday and the weather was bad in Colorado and Columbus.

* Montreal's second home game at Olympic Stadium -- its home until Stade Saputo opens next month -- drew 19,233. The Impact's Olympic Stadium opener -- its MLS debut -- drew 58,912. The dip means Seattle is once again the attendance league leader.

* The league-wide attendance after 73 games is 18,378. It was 17,236 at this point last season.

MLS ATTENDANCE*

Club (2012 Rank)
Week 8
Home Games
2012 Home
Average

2011 Home
Average (Final)

Chicago (12)
 14,166
 14,243  14,273
Chivas USA (17)
 --  12,422  14,830
Colorado (11)
 10,969  14,505  14,838
Columbus (15)
 11,978  13,043  12,185
D.C. United (14)
 13,975
 13,751  15,196
FC Dallas (13)
 10,069
 14,077
 12,861
Houston (-)
 --  --
 17,694
Kansas City (6)
 --
 18,671  17,810
Los Angeles (3)
 23,249  22,436
 23,335
Montreal (2)
 19,223
 33,752  --
New England (18)
 --
 11,657  13,222
New York (10)
 18,152  17,426  19,749
Philadelphia (9)
 18,581  18,343
 18,259
Portland (4)
 --  20,438  18,827
Real Salt Lake (7)
 17,629
 18,369  17,591
San Jose (16)
 --
 13,267
 11,858
Seattle (1)
 --
 38,589  38,496
Toronto FC (5)
 --
 19,186  20,267
Vancouver (8)
 --
 18,451
 20,406
Leaguewide
 15,799  18,378 17,872


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



2 comments
  1. Michael Scappator
    commented on: May 1, 2012 at 12:35 p.m.
    Something is off, Montreal has had three home dates at the Olympic Stadium. Chicago, Toronto and now Portland have all visited the big O.
  1. Andrew Busa
    commented on: May 1, 2012 at 4:30 p.m.
    Something is wrong with the data not only with Montreal number of home games as mentioned in the previous comment but the data from last year is incorrect. Here is the correct information. http://www.bigsoccer.com/forum/showpost.php?p=25615188&postcount=3

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