Category: MLS Attendance

Could The Window Be Cracked For American Soccer?

From The Americano Mid-July 2011. What is the significance of this date? That’s when training camps for the 2011-12 NFL season would open. For the first time since 1987 however, the National Football League may experience a work stoppage due to the expiration of their Collective Bargaining Agreement with the NFL Players Association. There is always the chance that the sides may reach an agreement before training camps open, but at this point there are a lot of differences to be worked out, and there is a very real possibility of the owners locking out camps. Could there be a ... Read more

Take Me Out to the Playoffs – Final

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   -12.22%   CHI, CHV, CLB, HOU, KC, NE, RBNY, RSL  2009   20,755   38.74%   CHI, CHV, CLB, HOU, LA, NE, RSL, SEA  2010   17,363   -16.35%   CLB, COL, DAL, LA, RBNY, RSL, SJ, SEA Semifinals Totals   Avg +/- Teams  2006   21,330   NA DCU v NE – HOU v COL  2007   20,645   -3.21%  NE v CHI – HOU v KC  2008   17,348   -15.97%  ... Read more

Take Me Out to the Playoffs – Week 3

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   -12.22%   CHI, CHV, CLB, HOU, KC, NE, RBNY, RSL  2009   20,755   38.74%   CHI, CHV, CLB, HOU, LA, NE, RSL, SEA  2010   18,551   -10.62%   CLB, COL, DAL, LA, RBNY, RSL, SJ, SEA Semifinals Totals   Avg +/- Teams  2006   21,330   NA DCU v NE – HOU v COL  2007   20,645   -3.21%  NE v CHI – HOU v KC  2008   17,348   -15.97%  ... Read more

Take Me Out to the Playoffs – Week 2

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   -1.99%   Chicago  Columbus  Houston  Chivas USA  2009   21,526   10.71%   Chicago  Columbus  Houston  Los Angeles  2010   19,871   -7.69%   Salt Lake  Columbus  New York  Los Angeles   Quarterfinals Totals(both legs)   Avg +/- Teams  2006   12,736  NA  CHI, COL, DAL, DCU, LA, NE, RBNY, SJ  2007   17,041   33.81%   CHI, COL, CHV, DAL, DCU, HOU, NE, RBNY  2008   14,960   -12.22%   CHI, CHV, DAL, ... Read more

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 30

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%   7   16,460   -1.83%   210   2009   19,916   14.87%   8   16,037   -2.57%   225   2010   17,292   -13.17%   9   16,675   3.98%   240    2009 season ran 32 weeks End of Season    Average  Median  %<10K  %>20k  2006   15,502   14,175   18.75%   18.75%   2007   16,767   14,655   8.21%   29.74%   2008   16,460   15,188   10.95%   24.76%   2009   16,037   14,686   14.67%   20.44%   2010   16,675   15,332   7.50%   22.50%  Here are the ... Read more

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 29

The Week 29 numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   Week 29 Thru Week 29  YTD    Avg  +/-  GP  Avg  +/-  GP  2006   20,277     6   15,502     192   2007   20,575   1.47%   7   16,767   8.16%   195   2008   17,338   -15.73%   7   16,460   -1.83%   210   2009   22,165   27.84%   7   15,878   -3.53%   205   2010   20,048   -9.55%   9   16,651   4.87%   231  Thru Week 29    Average  Median  %<10K  %>20k  2006   15,502   14,175   18.75%   18.75%   2007   16,767   14,655   8.21%   29.74%   2008   16,460   15,188   10.95%   24.76%   2009   15,878   14,534   15.61%   19.51%   2010   16,651   15,124   7.36%   22.51%  Here are the attendance comparisons to 2009: ... Read more

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 28

The Week 28 numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   Week 28 Thru Week 28  YTD    Avg  +/-  GP  Avg  +/-  GP  2006   19,097     6   15,348     186   2007   19,419   1.68%   6   16,636   8.39%   187   2008   16,219   -16.48%   7   16,396   -1.44%   188   2009   13,381   -17.50%   8   15,656   -4.51%   198   2010   15,013   12.20%   8   16,513   5.47%   222  Thru Week 28    Average  Median  %<10K  %>20k  2006   15,348   13,866   19.35%   18.82%   2007   16,636   15,059   8.56%   28.34%   2008   16,396   15,037   11.17%   25.00%   2009   15,656   14,479   16.16%   18.69%   2010   16,513   15,050   7.66%   22.07%  Here are the attendance comparisons to 2009: ... Read more

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 27

The Week 27 numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   Week 27 Thru Week 27  YTD    Avg  +/-  GP  Avg  +/-  GP  2006   18,083     6   15,116     180   2007   18,241   0.87%   7   16,593   9.77%   181   2008   15,291   -16.17%   7   16,946   2.13%   181   2009   16,844   10.15%   7   15,748   -7.07%   190   2010   17,636   4.70%   10   16,569   5.22%   214  YTD    Average  Median  %<10K  %>20k  2006   15,223   13,585   20.00%   17.22%   2007   16,544   15,033   8.29%   27.07%   2008   16,403   15,038   11.05%   24.86%   2009   15,752   14,525   15.26%   18.95%   2010   16,569   15,050   7.94%   22.43%  Here are the attendance comparisons to 2009: MLS Attendance ... Read more