Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
MLS Week 1 crowds up almost 8 percent
March 10th, 2014 4:37PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls, soccer business

MOST COMMENTED

[ATTENDANCE WATCH] Major League Soccer averaged 21,135 fans for its eight games on opening weekend, an increase of almost 8 percent over the 2013 average for Week 1.

The opening weekend featured a record opening day crowd in Seattle (39,240) and three other announced sellouts in Houston, Portland and Vancouver.

Of the seven teams that also debuted on Week 1 in 2013, only FC Dallas drew fewer fans this season.

The weekend lows were 13,840 (for D.C. United-Columbus with Mayor Vincent C. Gray on hand) and 8,320 (for Chivas USA-Chicago, the first game since MLS took control of the Chivas USA).

MLS: Week 1 Crowds
ATT. MATCH
39,240 Seattle-Sporting KC
25,674 LA Galaxy-Real Salt Lake
22,320 Houston-New England
21,000 Vancouver-New York
20,674 Portland-Philadelphia
18,011 FC Dallas-Montreal
13,840 D.C. United-Columbus
8,320 Chivas USA-Chicago
Note: announced sellouts in bold.

2014 Average: 21,135.
2013 Average: 19,513.
2012 Average: 21,573.


2 comments
  1. Margaret Manning
    commented on: March 10, 2014 at 5:11 p.m.
    8000+ for Chivas? Does that include the cheerleaders and staff? That stadium was empty. Move that franchise to a town that will support it.

  1. Ric Fonseca
    commented on: March 10, 2014 at 6:05 p.m.
    > Margaret, did you go to the game? Also, it must be remembered that his "lordship" Garber has declared that the team will stay in Los Angeles, also that it is and will be undergoing a process called "rebranding!" One thing for sure, though, sure glad the Vergara's are no longer in the picture.


Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Louis Van Gaal    
"The progress is there, but you have to win, a club like Manchester United have to ...
Where to Watch European Soccer    
The new European club season has started up. Here are places Soccer America readers recommend where ...
Howard's Everton pummeled by Chelsea    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Tim Howard endured one of his longest afternoons with Everton as the Toffees fell ...
Prague-bound Garza and Corona get starts    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Joe Corona and Greg Garza, who will join the USA for its match at ...
Davis engineers stunning Houston win over Sporting KC    
[MLS: Week 25] The Houston Dynamo was not bothered by an 80-minute weather delay, stunning defending ...
What They're Saying: Sasho Cirovski    
"Louisville raised the bar. This is the high tide that's going to raise all the ships." ...
Seattle Reign dominates NWSL Best XI selections    
[AWARDS] The regular-season champion Seattle Reign FC leads all teams with four players on the 2014 ...
U.S. under-20 men's national team roster    
[BUENOS AIRES CAMP] U.S. under-20 men's national team head coach Tab Ramos named a 19-player roster ...
U.S. women's national team roster    
[SALT LAKE CITY CAMP] Jill Ellis will get her first extended look at her current U.S. ...
USA-Honduras match set for Boca Raton    
[DATEBOOK] The USA will face Honduras on Oct. 14 in Boca Raton, Florida. The Catrachos will ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives