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Strong start at the turnstiles
by Mike Woitalla, April 20th, 2010 2:05AM
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TAGS:  chicago fire, chivas usa, colorado rapids, columbus crew, d.c. united, fc dallas, houston dynamo, kansas city wizards, los angeles galaxy, mls, new england revolution, new york red bulls, philadelphia union, real salt lake, san jose earthquakes, seattle sounders, toronto fc

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[MLS ATTENDANCE] Four weeks into the 2010 season, MLS's average attendance is up by more than 2,000 compared to 2009's average for the entire season. At the same stage (29 games), average attendance is 3,000 more in 2010 than last season. The boost is thanks to the fact that the Seattle Sounders have already hosted three games and that expansion Philadelphia opened with 30,000-plus crowd.

The Sounders, who led the league last year in their first season, are back on top, having broken the 30,000-mark for each of their first three games.

Struggling again at the gate are two teams with soccer-specific stadiums: Dallas and Colorado.

After opening their new stadium with a crowd of 24,572, the New York Red Bulls drew 13,667 for last weekend's 2-1 win over FC Dallas.

MLS ATTENDANCE:

Club

Week 4
Home Game

2010 Home
Average

2009 Home
Average (Final)

Chicago
 --
20,276 14,688
Chivas USA
 --
15,627 15,091
Colorado
9,928
10,784 12,330
Columbus
 --
13,536 14,446
D.C. United
18,407
19,535 16,088
FC Dallas
 --
9,286 12,440
Houston
14,843
16,499 17,047
Kansas City
 --
10,306 10,053
Los Angeles
20,344
20,508 20,416
New England
 --
12,798 13,731
New York
13,667
19,119 12,490
Philadelphia
 --
34,870   --
Real Salt Lake
 --
19,970 16,375
San Jose
9,082
9,835 14,114
Seattle
35,924
36,077 30,942
Toronto FC
21,978
21,978
20,344
Leaguewide
18,020
18,333
16,037


0 comments
  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: April 20, 2010 at 11:25 a.m.
    FC Dallas and the Crew have solid teams but fan support is waning.

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