Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Houston's new stadium packed again
by Mike Woitalla, May 30th, 2012 12:52AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS ATTENDANCE] Week 12 featured 13 games that averaged 18,000-plus as Houston sold out its new stadium for the third straight game and Seattle packed them in for a midweek game. For MLS team attendance rankings ...

* The Portland Timbers sold out their 23rd straight game at their Jed-Wen Field -- a 1-1 tie with Vancouver.

* Houston's third game at its new BBVA Compass Stadium, a 2-1 win over defending champ Los Angeles, was a third straight sellout (22,039).

* Seattle drew 38,311 for last Wednesday's 2-0 loss to Columbus.

* Fireworks helped Columbus draw well above its average -- 16,024 for a 2-1 win over Chicago.

* The league-wide attendance after 120 games is 18,596, an increase of 6.4 percent from last year's average of 17,425 after Week 12.

MLS ATTENDANCE*

Club (2012 Rank)
Week 12
Home Games
2012 Home
Average

2011 Home
Average (Final)

Chicago (13)
 11,947
 13,730  14,273
Chivas USA (15)
 12,285  13,632  14,830
Colorado (12)
 17,877  15,194  14,838
Columbus (17)
 16,024  13,219  12,185
D.C. United (14)
 14,627
 13,668  15,196
FC Dallas (16)
 --
 13,181
 12,861
Houston (4)
 22,039  22,039
 17,694
Kansas City (6)
 19,974
 19,177  17,810
Los Angeles (3)
 16,512  22,242
 23,335
Montreal (2)
 --
 36,498  --
New England (19)
 --
 11,598  13,222
New York (11)
 13,919  15,823  19,749
Philadelphia (10)
 --  18,313
 18,259
Portland (5)
 20,438  20,438  18,827
Real Salt Lake (9)
 19,341
 18,486  17,591
San Jose (18)
 --
 11,668
 11,858
Seattle (1)
 38,311
 38,672  38,496
Toronto FC (8)
 18,227
 18,889  20,267
Vancouver (7)
 --
 19,012
 20,406
Leaguewide
 18,579  18,596 17,872


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



2 comments
  1. Jeff Butler
    commented on: May 30, 2012 at 1:34 p.m.
    no fireworks at the Columbus Crew game. A post game concert and 600+ visiting fans from Chicago!

  1. Carlos Thys
    commented on: May 30, 2012 at 2:39 p.m.
    As so many MLS games are at night (and this is understandable now due to the heat in so many parts of the country -- playing in daytime is sheer folly), do attendances typically rise once the public schools end? If this is so, shouldn't the MLS expect to see larger attendances starting the second week of June? And I bet that there is a Memorial Day Weekend "boost" to be observed in these numbers above, i.e. parents could take their children knowing that the next day was not a school day. This has to be a crucial factor when one has a midweek game. It would be very interesting to see league April/May attendances versus June/July attendances. Houston: Good job on the new stadium, but you built it about 6 - 8,000 seats too small. (Maybe the new Houston stadium has swift(er) expansion capabilities built into it?)


Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Familiar Western foes face off once again    
[MLS PLAYOFF PREVIEW] Only once in the past five seasons has there been an MLS Cup ...
Wright-Phillips strikes twice to knock out defending champ    
[MLS PLAYOFFS] Both of the league's two scorers came through in their head-to-head playoff meeting Thursday ...
Savarese: Raul is still hungry to achieve things    
[NASL] The New York Cosmos have signed Spanish superstar Raul. He signed a multi-year contract as ...
Complete MLS playoff schedule    
[DATEBOOK] The New York Red Bulls move into the semifinals of the Eastern Conference playoffs with ...
MLS and EPL matches draw top NBC audiences    
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] NBC set Premier League and MLS audience records for its coverage of ...
Concacaf Under-20 Championship draw    
[JAMAICA 2015] The U.S. men will kick off the 2015 Concacaf Under-20 Championship in Jamaica against ...
What They're Saying: Harry Redknapp    
"I've never read it. I don't know where you get it from. Every day someone has ...
A super solo effort from the West Bank    
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] We found one of the week's most spectacular goals in Palestine, where Merkaz ...
Messi, Neymar & Mascherano shine at soccer hoops     
[VIDEO PICK: Skills] Barcelona incorporated a basketball hoop into its training session and the trio of ...
LAFC investors jump on rocket ship    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] MLS introduced the owners of the new club that is scheduled to begin play ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives