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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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