Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 14

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The Week 14 numbers look like this…

  5 year comparison
  Week 14 109 GP YTD
  Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP
 2006   10,494     7   14,917     14,602     88 
 2007   15,376   46.52%   12   14,905   -0.08%   15,174   3.91%   97 
 2008   17,581   14.35%   7   16,407   10.08%   17,306   14.05%   100 
 2009   16,192   -7.90%   6   14,977   -8.72%   15,318   -11.48%   106 
 2010   17,579   8.56%   8   16,443   9.78%   16,443   7.34%   109 
YTD – 109 Games
  Average Median %<10K %>20k
 2006    14,917     13,111    22.02%   17.43% 
 2007    14,905     14,173    11.93%   20.18% 
 2008    16,407     15,276    11.93%   25.69% 
 2009    14,977     14,271    15.60%   16.51% 
 2010    16,443     14,322    10.09%   22.02% 

Here are the attendance comparisons to 2009:

MLS Attendance – Equal # of Home Games
  2009 2010  
  Att Cap % Att Att +/- GP Cap % Cap
 Seattle  29,364   90.63%   36,146   23.10%   8   101.82%   35,500 
 Philadelphia NA NA  26,221  NA  3   83.24%   18,500 
 LA Galaxy  19,298   71.47%   20,687   7.20%   7   76.62%   27,000 
 Toronto  20,151   91.69%   20,410   1.29%   7   92.87%   21,978 
 Houston  15,689   69.73%   16,318   4.01%   8   72.52%   22,500 
 N.Y./N.J. Red Bulls  10,966   43.54%   16,282   48.48%   7   64.64%   25,189 
 Real Salt Lake  16,045   76.46%   16,277   1.45%   8   84.16%   19,340 
 D.C. United  14,303   63.57%   14,734   3.01%   7   65.49%   22,500 
 ChivasUSA  15,625   57.87%   14,451   -7.52%   7   53.52%   27,000 
 Columbus Crew  12,868   64.34%   14,368   11.65%   7   71.84%   20,000 
 Chicago  11,726   58.63%   14,267   21.66%   6   71.33%   20,000 
 Colorado Rapids  11,940   66.02%   13,716   14.88%   6   75.84%   18,086 
 FC Dallas  8,770   41.38%   11,240   28.17%   7   53.04%   21,193 
 NE Revolution  13,242   58.85%   10,603   -19.93%   7   47.12%   22,500 
 KC Wizards  9,703   93.44%   9,966   2.70%   7   95.96%   10,385 
 San Jose  11,774   56.32%   9,515   -19.19%   7   92.38%   10,300 

My disclaimer about the capacity calculations

For my calculations, I’ve taken the 3 teams playing in Amercan football stadiums, DCU in RFK, Houston in Robertson and New England in Foxboro and assigned maximum capacities at 22,500. I took the 22,500 number from an approximate average of the soccer specific stadiums in use.

  • Philly’s first two home games were played at Lincoln Financial Field. The announced capacity for the Union was published as 38,000 and will be calculated as such.
  • San Jose 4th match in 2009 was at Oakland Alameda Coliseum and drew over 15,800.

    Observations

    Toronto started off the week with a near full house on a Thursday evening. RSL followed that up with a terrific 19,000+ on Friday. Columbus drew 14,000+. Don’t know if Dallas had extracurriculars, but they pulled in just under 16,000! San Jose had a sellout, while Chivas USA had another so-so gate, just under 14,500. On July 4th, Colorado sold out despite nasty weather. And the Galaxy also sold out as Landon Donovan and Edson Buddle returned to action.

    Rookie Watch: Ike Opara scored for San Jose. Blair Gavin scored for Chivas USA and Danny Mwanga tallied for the Union. Andy Najar netted for DC United. Tim Ream(RBNY) had a decent game.


    Week 14 Games
     
    Toronto 1 TFC Connected
    Houston 1 Soccer y Fútbol – Jose de Jesus Ortiz
     
    Real Salt Lake 5 RSL – Behind the Shield
    New England 0 Revolution Soccer
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