McKay Reinstated To NFL Committee Voya Ties Video Series To U.S. Open Red Bulls Partner With Experience Players' Tribune Launching Digital Series ESPN Names Anderson National NFL Insider Delta Announces College Partnerships Dalian Wanda Buys Ironman For $650M Yankees GM Cashman Profiled As Underestimated Virginia Tech Not Fining Football Players Lexus Gets Dallas Arena's Platinum Level Name
SBD/July 19, 2011/Research and RatingsPrint All
MLS clubs are averaging 17,526 fans per game this season to date, up 6.3% from the same period last year. The Sounders continue to lead all teams by a wide margin with 37,189 fans per game, up 2.9% at CenturyLink Field. The expansion Whitecaps and Timbers rank third and fifth, respectively, in league attendance. Sporting KC is benefiting from a move to the new Livestrong Sporting Park, with attendance up 81% to date. The Red Bulls, FC Dallas and Earthquakes also are seeing double-digit percentage increases. The Crew continue to see the sharpest drop in MLS, down 22.7% this season in Columbus. Listed below is club-by-club attendance for MLS through July 18, with comparisons to the same period last year (THE DAILY).MLS ATTENDANCE THROUGH JULY 18
HOME TEAMGMSTOTALAVG.% CAP.PREV.% +/-GMS ('10) Sounders11409,07737,189104.8%36,1402.9%9 Galaxy10226,41122,64183.9%20,6879.4%7 Whitecaps9180,06820,00895.3%n/an/an/a Toronto FC11218,63719,87699.4%20,588-3.5%8 Timbers10186,27018,627100.0%n/an/an/a Red Bulls10183,09918,31073.2%16,27712.5%8 Union*9163,59018,17798.3%22,619-19.6%5 Sporting KC**590,53518,10798.1%10,00681.0%8 Dynamo11185,91816,90252.8%16,0035.6%9 Real Salt Lake10162,32516,23380.3%16,277-0.3%8 DC United9141,26715,69633.4%14,9495.0%9 Chivas USA11162,08914,73554.6%14,4512.0%7 Rapids10145,32414,53280.4%13,5896.9%7 Fire9128,63014,29271.5%14,778-3.3%7 FC Dallas12158,88813,24164.6%11,23117.9%8 Earthquakes***10130,09613,01090.0%9,51536.7%7 Revolution10121,48612,14960.7%11,7973.0%8 Crew10108,45510,84653.8%14,028-22.7%9 MLS Totals1773,102,16517,52674.0%16,4826.3%124
NOTES: Teams can exceed 100% capacity because of standing-room-only ticket sales. All attendance figures are based on totals posted immediately following games. It may not reflect any subsequent adjustments made by teams or the league. * = The Union played their first two games at Lincoln Financial Field last season before moving into PPL Park. ** = Sporting KC moved to Livestrong Sporting Park this season, having relocated from CommunityAmerica Ballpark after the '10 season. *** = Includes a designated Earthquakes home game against the Red Bulls played at Stanford Stadium in July.