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Author Archives: Peter C

MLS attendances up 11% compared to last season

Posted on by Peter C
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In a weekend of MLS matches, the attendances at DC United, FC Dallas and Montreal Impact were not terrific. The rest of the clubs did well with the exception of Philadelphia, who drew below their normal 18,000+. Orlando drew Seattle-like … Continue reading

MLS attendances for gameweek 8 of the 2015 season

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Despite having the lowest average attendance in Major League Soccer this season, Chicago Fire had a surprising turnout of more than 19,000 for its Friday night win against New York City FC in Bridgeview, Illinois. Meanwhile, Seattle Sounders have climbed … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

MLS attendances for gameweek 5 of the 2015 season

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Looking at the attendances from the MLS games from gameweek 5, Orlando is still drawing very well. Chicago and Colorado had fairly normal turnouts for their matches. However, they were both lower than the NASL debut for Jacksonville Armada. The … Continue reading

MLS attendances for gameweek 4 of the 2015 season

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From the weekend action in MLS during the international break, New England’s attendance was hampered by snow and hail. New York City FC’s ownership, meanwhile, is hoping its 27,000+ will be the norm after the excitement of its home opener (43,000+). … Continue reading

MLS attendances from gameweek 3 of the 2015 season

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New England Revolution’s home opener was nothing to speak of, with only 14,189 in attendance to watch the 0-0 draw with Montreal Impact. Philadelphia may have suffered from a game day switch due to weather, with their Friday night match … Continue reading

MLS attendances for gameweek 2; New York City FC starts out strong

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The attendance figures for gameweek 2 of MLS are in, with New York City FC getting a strong start with an attendance of 43, 507 at Yankee Stadium in its opening home game of the club’s history. Fellow new MLS … Continue reading

MLS attendances for gameweek 1 compared to 2014

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MLS teams Orlando City, LA Galaxy, Portland Timbers, Sporting KC and Seattle Sounders were the winners for attendances during the opening weekend of the 2015 season this past weekend. All four legacy teams saw gains in their attendances compared to … Continue reading

MLS Sets New Attendance Record In 2014

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Major League Soccer set a new record for average attendance in the league’s 18-year history last night. With the 2014 regular season now completed, the average attendance was 19,099 — which is a 2.63% increase compared to MLS’s 2013 regular season. The … Continue reading

Analyzing MLS Average Attendances For 2010-2014; Updated After Gameweek 32

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Editor’s note: One of the most popular features of one of our previous incarnations of this website was the series of articles about MLS attendances written by Peter C of Overlapping Run. Peter graciously agreed to allow us to publish his research … Continue reading

Analyzing MLS Average Attendances For 2010-2014; Updated After Gameweek 31

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Editor’s note: One of the most popular features of one of our previous incarnations of this website was the series of articles about MLS attendances written by Peter C of Overlapping Run. Peter graciously agreed to allow us to publish his research … Continue reading

Analyzing MLS Average Attendances For 2010-2014; Updated After Gameweek 30

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Editor’s note: One of the most popular features of one of our previous incarnations of this website was the series of articles about MLS attendances written by Peter C of Overlapping Run. Peter graciously agreed to allow us to publish his … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Playoffs – Final

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The playoff numbers look like this… 5 year comparison Quarterfinals Totals(both legs)   Avg +/- Teams  2006   12,736   NA  CHI, COL, CHV, DAL, DCU, HOU, NE, RBNY  2007   17,041   33.81%   CHI, CHV, DAL, DCU, HOU, KC, NE, RBNY  2008   14,960  … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Playoffs – Week 3

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The playoff numbers look like this… 5 year comparison Quarterfinals Totals(both legs)   Avg +/- Teams  2006   12,736   NA  CHI, COL, CHV, DAL, DCU, HOU, NE, RBNY  2007   17,041   33.81%   CHI, CHV, DAL, DCU, HOU, KC, NE, RBNY  2008   14,960  … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Playoffs – Week 2

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The playoff numbers look like this… 5 year comparison Conference Semifinals – 2nd Leg   Avg +/- Home Teams  2006   15,938  NA  New England  Dallas  Houston  DC United  2007   19,838   24.47%   New England  Chivas USA  Houston  DC United  2008   19,444  … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Playoffs – Week 1

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The playoff numbers look like this… 5 year comparison Conference Semifinals – 1st Leg Avg +/- Home Teams 2006 9,533 NA Chicago NY Colorado Chivas USA 2007 14,245 49.42% Chicago NY Dallas Kansas City 2008 10,476 -26.46% New England NY … Continue reading

MLS Crystal Balls Revisited

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Way back in March, I wrote a post with the preseason predictions of some of the most widely read soccer pundits. Among the prognosticators that went so far as to designate playoff teams were Ives, a consolidation of ESPNSoccernet writers, … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 30

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The Week 30 numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   Final Week YTD  YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- GP  2006   20,277  NA  6   15,502  NA  192   2007   20,575   1.47%   7   16,767   8.16%   195   2008   17,338   -15.73%  … Continue reading