Archives: MLS Attendance

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 17

Posted on by Peter C

After week 17 the numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   WK 15 124 GP YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP  2005   13,835     9   14,547     14,675     116   2006   16,028   15.85%   7  … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 15

Posted on by Peter C

After week 15 the numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   WK 15 112 GP YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP  2005   19,065     8   14,710     14,274     101   2006   15,853   -16.85%   12  … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 14

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After week 14 the numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   WK 14 106 GP YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP  2005   9,538     6   14,692     13,862     93   2006   10,494   10.02%   7  … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 13

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Good crowds attended this week’s eight matches, except of course in Dallas. The league averaged just over 16,600. The week began with west leading Chivas USA visiting Houston. A midweek turnout of over 14,500 saw the Dynamo continue its good … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 12

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This week’s eight matches averaged just over 13,100. Last year’s week 12 included a visit by Beckham to San Jose. The game was at Oakland Alameda and drew over 39,800. After 92 matches, the league is drawing 1,479 fewer per … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 11

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This week’s nine matches averaged just over 16,000. After 84 matches, the league is drawing 1,278 fewer per game than the first 84 games last year, a 7.9% decrease. The weekly average was down from last year but can be … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 10

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This week’s seven matches averaged just under 13,800, slightly up from last year’s week 10 average. It was good to see an increase, albeit a small one, with Seattle on the road. After 75 matches, exactly the 1/3 mark of … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 9

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This week’s seven matches averaged over 15,100, up from last week’s average. This week the NBA and NHL playoffs continued. By Saturday, Boston, Denver, Houston and LA had teams alive in the NBA, while the NHL still shows Chicago alive. … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 8

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This week’s nine matches averaged over 14,800, about 1,300 less than last year’s seven matches. The NBA and NHL playoffs continue. Boston, Dallas, Denver, Houston and LA have teams alive in the NBA, while the NHL still shows Anaheim, Boston, … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 7

Posted on by Peter C

This week’s seven matches averaged less than 13,800, about 2,100 less than last year’s Week 7 matches. A busy sports weekend to say the least; NBA playoffs, NHL playoffs, Hattan/Pacquiao, and the Kentucky Derby. The weather was OK. A bit … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 6

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Week 6 attendance was an improvement over last week. This week’s nine matches averaged over 15,800, about 100 more than last year’s week 6 matches. First place Chivas disappointed again, drawing only 14,611 with clear weather and 67 degrees. On … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 5

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Week 5 in the MLS was troubling from an attendance standpoint. This week’s seven matches averaged just a bit over 12,000, a decline of nearly 5,000 from last year’s week 5 matches. As optimistic as I like to be, it’s … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 4

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Week 4 in the MLS saw 5 draws in 7 games. Keller got red-carded, a Blanco to McBride goal was brilliant and the Galaxy may have found a starting keeper in Donovan Ricketts. Oh yaeh, Seattle gave up its first … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 3

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Week 3 in the MLS was graced with good matches that were played in less than desirable conditions. High winds plagued several venues while cold and wet put the damper on others. If not for that I think attendance would … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame… or not

Posted on by Peter C

After reading the piece on 2-0 v 0-2 teams at Climbing the Ladder, my own interest in numbers has led me to offer these early season tidbits on MLS attendance. First off, for all of my observations, I’ve taken the … Continue reading

Apertura/Clausura Debate: My Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Last week MLS Rumors broke the story that Major League Soccer had tired off fending off critics like yours truly and was looking at revamping the entire structure of its season. Subsequently, The Original Winger and BBC Five Live’s Sean … Continue reading

Sunday Morning Review: Rough Times for MLS

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Thirteen years into the life of Major League Soccer and for all the signs of progress on the field, the league continues to operate more or less in vacuum as far as the general American sports landscape is concerned. For … Continue reading