MLS attendances up 16% this season compared to last year

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So far this season, MLS attendances are up 16% compared to last season. That’s no big surprise with the addition of Orlando, New York City FC and the opening of Avaya Stadium in San Jose, and, of course, the contraction of Chivas USA.

Now that gameweek 6 of MLS has concluded, we can see that Dallas, New England and DC had fairly consistent turnouts for their matches this weekend. Better yet, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Portland, San Jose and Kansas City all sold out.

In case you weren’t aware, Toronto plays its first home match after starting on the road with 7 games due to renovations to BMO Field. That gives them 17 home games in their last 27 matches.

For the first time in league history, there have been no matches with under 10,000 reported attendance, while over 68% of matches have had 18,000+.

Here are the reported attendances from this past weekend:

 

MLS attendances
Dallas 12,929
DC United 16,304
Houston 18,924
Kansas City 20,087
Los Angeles 27,000
New England 13,092
Philadelphia 18,603
Portland 21,144
San Jose 18,000
Vancouver 18,083

 

2014 2015
MLS Attendance – Equal # of Home Games
2014 2015
Att Cap Att Att +/- GP % of Cap Cap
Orlando NA NA 42,135 NA 3 102.48% 41,116
Seattle 38,717 43,426 39,606 2.30% 3 102.87% 38,500
NYCFC NA NA 35,481 NA 2 99.91% 35,514
Montreal 27,207 27,340 25,245 -7.21% 1 42.08% 60,000
LA Galaxy 20,365 27,000 24,362 19.63% 3 90.23% 27,000
Portland 20,779 20,674 21,144 1.76% 4 100.00% 21,144
Red Bulls 20,542 25,189 21,036 2.40% 1 83.51% 25,189
Houston 20,831 22,039 20,821 -0.05% 4 94.47% 22,039
Vancouver 21,000 21,000 20,646 -1.69% 4 98.31% 21,000
Salt Lake 19,674 20,472 20,538 4.39% 2 100.32% 20,472
Sporting KC 19,736 18,467 20,066 1.67% 4 108.66% 18,467
San Jose 10,525 16,407 18,000 71.02% 3 100.00% 18,000
Philadelphia 17,452 18,500 17,552 0.57% 3 94.88% 18,500
FC Dallas 16,673 20,500 15,162 -9.06% 4 73.96% 20,500
Colorado 13,669 17,424 14,571 6.60% 2 83.63% 17,424
Chicago 14,890 20,000 14,121 -5.16% 3 70.61% 20,000
D.C. United 11,270 23,491 14,105 25.15% 3 71.79% 19,647
Columbus 14,781 20,145 13,064 -11.62% 2 64.85% 20,145
NE Revs 14,056 22,500 12,650 -10.01% 3 56.22% 22,500

 

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  1. Patrick April 13, 2015

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