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Strong support for Sporting KC
by Mike Woitalla, August 14th, 2012 12:46AM
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[MLS ATTENDANCE] Sporting Kansas City the biggest Week 23 crowd despite hosting a game just four days earlier. For MLS team attendance rankings ...

* After drawing 18,863 for the U.S. Open final it won against Seattle in a shootout tiebreaker on Wednesday, Kansas City drew 20,439 on Sunday for a 2-1 win over D.C. United. The Sunday crowd at Livestrong Sporting Park was the biggest of Week 23.

* Week 23's attendance average of 15,761 was the third-lowest for a week of play this season.

* MLS league-wide attendance this season after 221 games is 18,704, an 8 percent increase over the average of 17,324 after Week 23 in 2011.

* MLS's highest season attendance averages were 17,872 in 2011 and 17,406 in its inaugural season of 1996.


Club (2012 Rank)
Week 23
Home Games
2012 Home
2011 Home
Average (Final)
Chicago (12)  --  15,563  14,273
Chivas USA (18)  17,601  13,559  14,830
Colorado (13)  --  15,073  14,838
Columbus (14)  --  14,858  12,185
Dallas (16)  10,222  13,935  12,861
D.C. United (17)  --  14,178  15,196
Houston (4)  --  21,136  17,694
Kansas City (7)  20,439  19,382  17,810
Los Angeles (3)  --  22,729  23,335
Montreal (2)  --  23,628  --
New England (19)  12,857  12,916  13,222
New York (11)  15,730  17,539  19,749
Philadelphia (10)  18,412  18,418  18,259
Portland (5)  --  20,438  18,827
Real Salt Lake (9)  --  18,680  17,591
San Jose (15)  10,744  14,464  11,858
Seattle (1)  --  41,480  38,496
Toronto FC (8)  --  19,089  20,267
Vancouver (6)  20,083  19,442  20,406
Leaguewide  15,761  18,704  17,872

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

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