2015 MLS attendances up 16% compared to last year

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For the season-to-date through gameweek 30, MLS attendances are up 16% compared to last season.

That’s encouraging news given that MLS attendances were up 12% as of July. Plus, so far this season, there have been no reported attendances of less than 10,000. Meanwhile, attendances of 18,000 or more are up 70% thanks in part to expansion teams New York City FC and Orlando City SC.

For previous MLS attendance data, read my older columns.

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Numbers for Gameweek 30:

Week 30 304 GP YTD
Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP
2011 22,207 NA 5 17,815 NA 17,659 NA 286
2012 18,224 -17.94% 9 18,715 5.05% 18,517 4.86% 292
2013 19,793 8.61% 9 18,445 -1.44% 18,387 -0.70% 278
2014 18,143 -8.34% 10 18,982 2.91% 18,387 0.00% 293
2015 21,193 16.82% 12 21,327 12.35% 21,324 15.98% 304

Note:
2011: 306 game season,
2012-14 323 game season,
2015: 340 game season.

YTD – 304 Games
Average Median % %>18k
2011 17,815 17,519 5.59% 48.36%
2012 18,715 18,226 1.97% 53.29%
2013 18,445 18,342 5.92% 54.93%
2014 18,982 18,596 5.92% 55.26%
2015 21,327 20,031 0.00% 70.07%

Home attendance comparisons to 2014:

MLS Attendance – Equal # of Home Games
2014 2015
Att Cap Att Att +/- GP % of Cap Cap
Seattle 42,003 43,426 42,711 1.68% 15 96.08% 42,081
Orlando NA NA 31,987 NA 15 96.86% 33,023
NYCFC NA NA 28,695 NA 16 97.19% 29,525
Toronto 22,591 22,591 24,125 6.79% 14 77.84% 30,991
LA Galaxy 20,884 27,000 23,167 10.93% 16 85.80% 27,000
San Jose 15,537 16,407 21,376 37.59% 15 86.66% 24,667
Portland 20,762 20,674 21,144 1.84% 15 100.00% 21,144
Houston 19,979 22,039 20,690 3.56% 16 93.88% 22,039
Vancouver 20,371 21,000 20,552 0.89% 15 97.87% 21,000
Salt Lake 20,307 20,138 20,224 -0.41% 15 100.43% 20,138
Sporting KC 20,129 18,467 19,758 -1.84% 15 106.99% 18,467
Red Bulls 18,846 25,189 19,744 4.77% 14 78.38% 25,189
NE Revs 15,676 22,500 18,169 15.90% 16 80.75% 22,500
Montréal 17,557 27,340 17,559 0.01% 16 69.83% 22,820
Philadelphia 17,604 18,500 17,460 -0.81% 16 94.38% 18,500
Columbus 15,884 20,145 16,350 2.93% 16 81.88% 19,968
FC Dallas 16,786 20,500 16,192 -3.54% 14 78.99% 20,500
Chicago 15,773 20,000 15,700 -0.47% 15 78.50% 20,000
D.C. United 16,669 23,491 15,635 -6.20% 15 79.58% 19,647
Colorado 14,900 17,424 15,513 4.11% 15 89.03% 17,424
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