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CONCACAF Gold Cup Attendance Down Slightly From '07

Average attendance for the '09 CONCACAF Gold Cup was 36,139, down 4.3% from 37,752 fans per game in '07, but up 37% from attendance in '05. Sunday's Mexico-U.S. final at Giants Stadium drew 79,156 fans, up from 60,000 fans for the same final matchup at Soldier Field in '07. The U.S.-Panama final in '05, which was also held at Giants Stadium, drew 31,018. The six matches this year involving the Mexican national team averaged 53,445 fans per game, while the six U.S. team matches averaged 38,655 fans. The tournament's largest draw was the quarterfinals doubleheader at the new Cowboys Stadium involving Costa Rica-Guadeloupe and Mexico-Haiti. Mexico's semifinal matches in '07 and '05 at Reliant Stadium were also those respective tournament's top games in terms of attendance. Listed below is an average attendance trend for recent years, as well as match-by-match attendance for the '09 Gold Cup (THE DAILY).

CONCACAF GOLD CUP ATTENDANCE TREND
YEAR
VENUES USED
AVERAGE
'09
13
36,123
'07
6
37,752
'05
7
26,359
GROUP STAGE
DATE
MATCH1
MATCH2
VENUE
ATTEN.
7/3
Canada-Jamaica
El Salvador-Costa Rica
Home Depot Center
27,000
7/4
Honduras-Haiti
U.S.-Grenada
Qwest Field
15,387
7/5
Guadeloupe-Panama
Mexico-Nicaragua
Oakland-Alameda
County Coliseum
32,500
7/7
Costa Rica-Jamaica
Canada-El Salvador
Columbus Crew Stadium
7,059
7/8
Haiti-Grenada U.S.-Honduras RFK Stadium
26,079
7/9
Guadeloupe-Nicaragua Mexico-Panama Reliant Stadium
47,713
7/10
Costa Rica-Canada Jamaica-El Salvador FIU Stadium
17,269
7/11
U.S.-Haiti Honduras-Grenada Gillette Stadium
24,137
7/12
Panama-Nicaragua Mexico-Guadeloupe Univ. of Phoenix Stadium
23,876
QUARTERFINALS
7/18
Honduras-Canada U.S.-Panama Lincoln Financial Field
32,000
7/19
Costa Rica-Guadeloupe Mexico-Haiti Cowboys Stadium
82,252
SEMIFINALS
7/23
U.S.-Honduras Mexico-Costa Rica Soldier Field
55,173
FINALS
7/26
Mexico-U.S.
Giants Stadium
79,156
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