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Columbus sees crowd increase
by Mike Woitalla, July 24th, 2012 2:33AM
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[MLS ATTENDANCE] Fifteen Week 20 games, including seven on Wednesday, averaged 17,889 fans. For MLS team attendance rankings ...

* The Columbus Crew, which drew more than 17,000 for its 1-0 win over D.C. United on Saturday, is averaging 14,858, a 22 percent increase over last season.

* Home teams went undefeated in Week 20, winning 13 and tying two of the games.

* MLS league-wide attendance this season after 196 games is 18,672. MLS's highest season attendance averages were 17,872 in 2011 and 17,406 in its inaugural season of 1996.


Club (2012 Rank)
Week 20
Home Games
2012 Home
2011 Home
Average (Final)
Chicago (13) -- 15,543 14,273
Chivas USA (18) 13,847 13,191 14,830
Colorado (14) -- 15,184 14,838
Columbus (15) 17,150 14,858 12,185
Dallas (17) 11,365 13,525 12,861
D.C. United (16) -- 14,132 15,196
Houston (4) 19,761, 20,396 21,045 17,694
Kansas City (6) 19,080 19,321 17,810
Los Angeles (3) 25,180 22,729 23,335
Montreal (2) 15,615 24,472 --
New England (19) -- 12,455 13,222
New York (11) 15,814, 21,842 17,720 19,749
Philadelphia (10) -- 18,398 18,259
Portland (5) -- 20,438 18,827
Real Salt Lake (9) 19,492 18,678 17,591
San Jose (12) 9,481 15,229 11,858
Seattle (1) -- 39,537 38,496
Toronto FC (8) 18,225 19,033 20,267
Vancouver (7) 21,000, 20,112 19,384 20,406
Leaguewide 17,889 18,672 17,872

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

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