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Six of nine sell out in Week 30
by Mike Woitalla, October 1st, 2012 5:05PM

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[MLS ATTENDANCE] Nine games in Week 30 averaged 18,224 as six teams announced capacity crowds. For MLS team attendance rankings ...

* The New York Red Bulls announced their second sellout the season as a crowd of 25,000-plus was treated to a 4-1 win over Toronto FC.

* Also announcing capacity crowds were Kansas City, Houston, Vancouver, Portland and San Jose.

* The league-wide average after 292 games is 18,521. There are 31 regular-season games left.

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

MLS ATTENDANCE*

Club (2012 Rank)
Week 30
Home Games
2012 Home
Average
2011 Home
Average (Final)
Chicago (12)  --  16,170  14,273
Chivas USA (19)  11,450  13,163  14,830
Colorado (13)  17,649  15,152  14,838
Columbus (14)  14,673  14,368  12,185
Dallas (15)  --  14,099  12,861
D.C. United (17)  --  13,483  15,196
Houston (4)  22,039  20,899  17,694
Kansas City (7)  21,010  19,403  17,810
Los Angeles (3)  --  22,621  23,335
Montreal (2)  --  22,945  --
New England (18)  --  13,281  13,222
New York (11)  25,017  17,627  19,749
Philadelphia (10)  --  18,086  18,259
Portland (5)  20,438  20,438  18,827
Real Salt Lake (8)  --  18,998  17,591
San Jose (16)  10,744  13,542  11,858
Seattle (1)  --  42,134  38,496
Toronto FC (9)  --  18,480  20,267
Vancouver (6)  21,000  19,487  20,406
Leaguewide  18,224  18,521  17,872


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



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