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Houston's new stadium packed again
by Mike Woitalla, May 30th, 2012 12:52AM
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[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 18,59617,872


 * 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?)

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