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I found this on BigSoccer :finger: and stole it for our use :tongue:

The folks in San Jose should be ashamed. The home opener for the championship team and a nationally televised match and only 10,000 turn out. Pitiful.

I suppose Dallas can be excused as it was a mid-week match in lousy weather.


MLS Attendance: Week 3
THIS WEEK'S GAMES

Wednesday, April 3rd
D.C. United at Colorado: 48,476

Saturday, April 6th
Chicago at Los Angeles: 14,887
New England at San Jose: 10,104
MetroStars at Columbus: 11,103
D.C. United at Dallas: 8,565


ATTENDANCE TRACKER
Week 3 Total: 93,135
Week 3 Games: 5
Week 3 Average: 18,627

Overall Total: 254,958
Games Played: 13
Season Average: 19,612

Total Before Week 3: 161,823
Games Before Week 3: 8
Average Before Week 3: 20,228

NOTES
- COL: Doubleheader (USA-Mexico)


WEEKLY AVERAGES

Week 03 Average: 18,627 (5 games- COL, LA, SJ, CLB, DAL)
Week 02 Average: 28,518 (3 games- NY, COL, DC)
Week 01 Average: 15,834 (5 games- CLB, MET, DAL, KC, LA)
 

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These are the "doctored" figures ..........(By the MLS Obviously)
Now....who really has the true numbers ????? You see I dont believe they had one over 5,000 in attendance at San Jose to begin with... 10,000 ??? Blatant lie .

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:cool: info. I've always been interested in the sort of crowd figures the MLS gets because like Australia, most americans are apathetic to soccer and there are many competing sports with MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL all more popular than MLS

I'd be happy if every team in our league got 10,000+ every week (only 2 teams average this) and the overall average is about 5,000 with these two teams and more like 3,000 without these two teams which is woeful :eek: :sigh: :groan:. Having said that, considering the USA have over 13 times out population, an average of 18,000 (more like 10,000 if the 45,000 games were taken out) is not too good :sigh: which is a shame considering the MLS is at least a competition without all the ethnic team crap (not that there is anything wrong with these teams except they have a narrow supporter base and are probably in the A-league in the USA and not in the top league as they are here) and 3 teams within coeee of each other (so much for geographic positioning :rollani: ) and it is a competition that has tried to adapt to American sports psyche.

BTW does anyone know what the stadium capacities are for all the teams in the MLS. It would help put the figures provided into perspective :)
 

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Chicago Fire - Cardinal Stadium (Not available)
Columbus Crew - Columbus Crew Stadium (22,555 seats)
D.C. United - RFK Stadium (26,169 seats)
MetroStars - Giants Stadium (25,576 seats)
New England Revolution - CMGI Field (Not Available)

Western Conference

Colorado Rapids - Invesco Field at Mile High (Not available)
Dallas Burn - Cotton Bowl (22,528 seats)
Kansas City Wizards - Arrowhead Stadium (20,571 seats)
Los Angeles Galaxy - Rose Bowl (30,000 seats)
San Jose Earthquakes - Spartan Stadium (26,000 seats )


Andreas......Hope this helps .. :happy:
 

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Obviously those are the restricted seating numbers. MLS blocks off huge portions of its teams' stadiums to compress the crowds and give the look and feel of a decently attended match. For instance, RFK will house many more than 26,000 for the May 12 double-header with the U.S. National team.
 

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Herndonite said:
Obviously those are the restricted seating numbers. MLS blocks off huge portions of its teams' stadiums to compress the crowds and give the look and feel of a decently attended match. For instance, RFK will house many more than 26,000 for the May 12 double-header with the U.S. National team.
Of course .... That is the figure given by the MLS .. We all know for example that the Meadowlands can house up to 78,000 for any football game ... ;)
 
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