Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Playoff Attendance Update

Per usual the wild card games were not well attended. Games 3 to 4 days after the end of the season are hard to sell tickets for and it is no surprise that FC Dallas mustered 10,279 in the stands while the NY Red Bulls had 15,518 watch the do or die game. This made for an average of 12,899 attendees for the wild card round.

The quarterfinals started off weak but finished well due to teams with great supporters selling out their respective stadiums. A list of attendance for each home match is listed below.

Columbus Crew - 9,040
Real Salt Lake - 20,713
New York Red Bulls - 18,054
FC Dallas - 16,112
DC United - 20,187
New England Revolution - 20,184
Los Angeles Galaxy - 27,000
Seattle Sounders - 38,912

This creates an average of 21,275 for the conference semifinals as a whole. This is above the 2011 conference semifinal average of 20,776 or the 2012 average of 20,690, but it is below the 2013 conference semifinal average of 22,789.11

I fully expect to have four sellouts for the conference finals as there is a two week break for international friendlies. The final four teams are packed with history and there is no doubt the Seattle Sounders and LA Galaxy will pack their respective stadiums as the Sounders experience their first conference final and the LA Galaxy supporters may see Landon Donovan play for the final time. The NE Revolution should have no problem selling out their part of Gillette Stadium as their supporters have proved vital in the playoffs traveling to away games and packing the stands in the conference semifinals. NY will be the hardest to sell out as New Jersey for soccer never is as appealing as the football games that are on TV during the weekend.

It will be an exciting finish to the playoffs with plenty of great story lines.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

2014 Final Attendance Update


Team2014 Average AttendanceCapacityPercent Full2013 Average Attendance% Change from 2013 
Chicago Fire16,07620,00080.38%15,228+5.57
Chivas USA7,06318,80037.57%8,366-15.58
Colorado Rapids15,08217,42486.56%15,440-2.32
Columbus Crew16,88119,96884.54%16,080+4.98
DC United17,03019,46787.48%13,646+24.80
FC Dallas16,81620,50082.03%
15,373
+9.39
Houston Dynamo20,11722,03991.28%19,923+0.98
Los Angeles Galaxy21,25827,00078.73%22,152-4.03
Montreal Impact17,42120,521*84.89%20,603-15.44
NE Revolution16,68120,00083.41%14,844+12.38
New York Red Bulls19,42125,18977.10%19,461-0.20
Philadelphia Union17,63118,50095.30%17,867-1.32
Portland Timbers20,80620,674100.64%20,674+0.64
Real Salt Lake20,35120,213100.68%19,218+5.90
San Jose Earthquakes14,94710,525*142.01%12,765+17.09
Seattle Sounders43,73438,500*113.60%44,038-0.69
Sporting Kansas City20,00318,467108.32%19,709+1.49
Toronto FC22,08621,859101.04%18,131+21.81
Vancouver Whitecaps20,40821,00097.18%20,038+1.85
Average19,14821,08790.81%18,608+2.90
*Teams play select games at higher capacity

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Week 31 Attendance Update


Team2014 Average AttendanceCapacityPercent Full2013 Average Attendance% Change from 2013 
Chicago Fire15,90720,00079.54%15,228+4.46
Chivas USA7,15618,80038.06%8,366-14.47
Colorado Rapids15,08217,42486.56%15,440-2.32
Columbus Crew16,88019,96884.54%16,080+4.98
DC United17,03019,46787.48%13,646+24.80
FC Dallas16,79120,50081.91%
15,373
+9.22
Houston Dynamo20,11722,03991.28%19,923+0.98
Los Angeles Galaxy21,25827,00078.73%22,152-4.03
Montreal Impact17,55720,521*85.56%20,603-14.78
NE Revolution15,67620,00078.38%14,844+5.61
New York Red Bulls19,42125,18977.10%19,461-0.20
Philadelphia Union17,63118,50095.30%17,867-1.32
Portland Timbers20,80620,674100.64%20,674+0.64
Real Salt Lake20,33220,213100.59%19,218+5.79
San Jose Earthquakes14,94710,525*142.01%12,765+17.09
Seattle Sounders42,86338,500*111.33%44,038-2.67
Sporting Kansas City20,05418,467108.60%19,709+1.75
Toronto FC22,08621,859101.04%18,131+21.81
Vancouver Whitecaps20,37121,00097.01%20,038+1.66
Average19,04121,08790.30%18,608+2.33
*Teams play select games at higher capacity

Monday, October 13, 2014

Week 30 Attendance Update


Team2014 Average AttendanceCapacityPercent Full2013 Average Attendance% Change from 2013 
Chicago Fire15,90720,00079.54%15,228+4.46
Chivas USA7,15618,80038.06%8,366-14.47
Colorado Rapids15,07017,42486.49%15,440-2.40
Columbus Crew16,88019,96884.54%16,080+4.98
DC United16,83419,46786.47%13,646+23.36
FC Dallas16,79120,50081.91%
15,373
+9.22
Houston Dynamo19,97922,03990.65%19,923+0.28
Los Angeles Galaxy20,88427,00077.35%22,152-5.72
Montreal Impact17,55720,521*85.56%20,603-14.78
NE Revolution15,67620,00078.38%14,844+5.61
New York Red Bulls19,34225,18976.79%19,461-0.61
Philadelphia Union17,60418,50095.15%17,867-1.47
Portland Timbers20,80520,674100.63%20,674+0.63
Real Salt Lake20,33220,213100.59%19,218+5.79
San Jose Earthquakes15,22310,525*144.64%12,765+19.26
Seattle Sounders42,86338,500*111.33%44,038-2.67
Sporting Kansas City20,05418,467108.60%19,709+1.75
Toronto FC22,32121,859102.11%18,131+23.11
Vancouver Whitecaps20,33021,00096.81%20,038+1.45
Average19,02821,08790.24%18,608+2.25
*Teams play select games at higher capacity

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Week 29 Attendance Update


Team2014 Average AttendanceCapacityPercent Full2013 Average Attendance% Change from 2013 
Chicago Fire15,90720,00079.54%15,228+4.46
Chivas USA7,29718,80038.82%8,366-12.77
Colorado Rapids15,07017,42486.49%15,440-2.40
Columbus Crew16,88019,96884.54%16,080+4.98
DC United16,83419,46786.47%13,646+23.36
FC Dallas16,64120,50081.17%
15,373
+8.25
Houston Dynamo19,85322,03990.08%19,923-0.35
Los Angeles Galaxy20,88427,00077.35%22,152-5.72
Montreal Impact17,76920,521*86.59%20,603-13.76
NE Revolution15,67620,00078.38%14,844+5.61
New York Red Bulls19,02725,18975.54%19,461-2.23
Philadelphia Union17,72118,50095.79%17,867-0.87
Portland Timbers20,80520,674100.63%20,674+0.63
Real Salt Lake20,30720,213100.47%19,218+5.67
San Jose Earthquakes15,22310,525*144.64%12,765+19.26
Seattle Sounders42,00338,500*109.10%44,038-4.62
Sporting Kansas City20,12918,467109.00%19,709+2.13
Toronto FC22,59121,859103.35%18,131+24.60
Vancouver Whitecaps20,33021,00096.81%20,038+1.45
Average18,94121,08789.82%18,608+1.79
*Teams play select games at higher capacity

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Week 28 Attendance


Team2014 Average AttendanceCapacityPercent Full2013 Average Attendance% Change from 2013 
Chicago Fire15,77320,00078.87%15,228+3.58
Chivas USA6,94218,80036.93%8,366-17.02
Colorado Rapids14,90017,42485.52%15,440-3.50
Columbus Crew16,88019,96884.54%16,080+4.98
DC United16,66919,46785.63%13,646+22.15
FC Dallas16,64120,50081.17%
15,373
+8.25
Houston Dynamo19,85322,03990.08%19,923-0.35
Los Angeles Galaxy20,67227,00076.56%22,152-6.68
Montreal Impact17,76920,521*86.59%20,603-13.76
NE Revolution15,17820,00075.89%14,844+2.25
New York Red Bulls18,84625,18974.82%19,461-3.16
Philadelphia Union17,92618,50096.90%17,867+0.33
Portland Timbers20,80520,674100.63%20,674+0.63
Real Salt Lake20,30720,213100.47%19,218+5.67
San Jose Earthquakes15,53710,525*147.62%12,765+21.71
Seattle Sounders42,00338,500*109.10%44,038-4.62
Sporting Kansas City20,12918,467109.00%19,709+2.13
Toronto FC22,59121,859103.35%18,131+24.60
Vancouver Whitecaps20,34021,00096.86%20,038+1.51
Average18,96921,08789.96%18,608+1.94
*Teams play select games at higher capacity

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Week 27 Attendance Update


Team2014 Average AttendanceCapacityPercent Full2013 Average Attendance% Change from 2013 
Chicago Fire15,77320,00078.87%15,228+3.58
Chivas USA6,49218,80036.93%8,366-17.02
Colorado Rapids14,84817,42485.21%15,440-3.84
Columbus Crew16,65119,96883.39%16,080+3.55
DC United16,46819,46784.60%13,646+20.68
FC Dallas16,78620,50081.88%
15,373
+9.19
Houston Dynamo19,82422,03989.95%19,923-0.50
Los Angeles Galaxy20,35627,00075.39%22,152-8.11
Montreal Impact17,76920,521*86.59%20,603-13.76
NE Revolution15,17820,00075.89%14,844+2.25
New York Red Bulls18,84625,18974.82%19,461-3.16
Philadelphia Union17,92618,50096.90%17,867+0.33
Portland Timbers20,80520,674100.63%20,674+0.63
Real Salt Lake20,30720,213100.47%19,218+5.67
San Jose Earthquakes15,53710,525*147.62%12,765+21.71
Seattle Sounders42,23838,500*109.71%44,038-4.09
Sporting Kansas City20,17218,467109.23%19,709+2.35
Toronto FC22,59121,859103.35%18,131+24.60
Vancouver Whitecaps20,41321,00097.20%20,038+1.87
Average18,87421,08789.51%18,608+1.43
*Teams play select games at higher capacity

Monday, September 15, 2014

Week 26 Attendance Update


Team2014 Average AttendanceCapacityPercent Full2013 Average Attendance% Change from 2013 
Chicago Fire15,66620,00078.33%15,228+2.88
Chivas USA6,49218,80036.93%8,366-17.02
Colorado Rapids14,84817,42485.21%15,440-3.84
Columbus Crew16,31819,96881.72%16,080+1.48
DC United16,46819,46784.60%13,646+20.68
FC Dallas16,78620,50081.88%
15,373
+9.19
Houston Dynamo19,82422,03989.95%19,923-0.50
Los Angeles Galaxy20,16327,00074.68%22,152-8.98
Montreal Impact17,90920,521*87.27%20,603-13.08
NE Revolution15,17820,00075.89%14,844+2.25
New York Red Bulls18,37225,18972.94%19,461-5.59
Philadelphia Union17,88518,50096.68%17,867+0.10
Portland Timbers20,80420,674100.63%20,674+0.63
Real Salt Lake20,28020,213100.33%19,218+5.52
San Jose Earthquakes15,53710,525*147.62%12,765+21.71
Seattle Sounders42,23838,500*109.71%44,038-4.09
Sporting Kansas City20,17218,467109.23%19,709+2.35
Toronto FC22,59121,859103.35%18,131+24.60
Vancouver Whitecaps20,41321,00097.20%20,038+1.87
Average18,81721,08789.24%18,608+1.12
*Teams play select games at higher capacity

Monday, September 8, 2014

Week 25 Attendance Update


Team2014 Average AttendanceCapacityPercent Full2013 Average Attendance% Change from 2013 
Chicago Fire15,43320,00077.17%15,228+1.35
Chivas USA7,17318,80038.16%8,366-14.25
Colorado Rapids14,76017,42484.71%15,440-4.40
Columbus Crew16,31819,96881.72%16,080+1.48
DC United16,46819,46784.60%13,646+20.68
FC Dallas16,78620,50081.88%
15,373
+9.19
Houston Dynamo19,74822,03989.60%19,923-0.88
Los Angeles Galaxy20,16327,00074.68%22,152-8.98
Montreal Impact18,21620,521*88.77%20,603-11.58
NE Revolution14,85820,00074.29%14,844+0.09
New York Red Bulls18,65725,18974.07%19,461-4.13
Philadelphia Union17,86818,50096.58%17,867+0.01
Portland Timbers20,80420,674100.63%20,674+0.63
Real Salt Lake20,28020,213100.33%19,218+5.52
San Jose Earthquakes15,89510,525*151.02%12,765+24.52
Seattle Sounders42,48938,500*110.36%44,038-3.52
Sporting Kansas City20,17218,467109.23%19,709+2.35
Toronto FC22,59121,859103.35%18,131+24.60
Vancouver Whitecaps20,68221,00098.48%20,038+3.21
Average18,88221,08789.54%18,608+1.47
*Teams play select games at higher capacity

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Week 23 Attendance Update


Team2014 Average AttendanceCapacityPercent Full2013 Average Attendance% Change from 2013 
Chicago Fire15,31720,00076.59%15,228+0.59
Chivas USA6,41718,80034.13%8,366-23.30
Colorado Rapids14,76017,42484.71%15,440-4.40
Columbus Crew16,26219,96881.44%16,080+1.13
DC United16,23919,46783.42%13,646+19.00
FC Dallas16,78620,50081.88%
15,373
+9.19
Houston Dynamo19,85222,03990.08%19,923-0.36
Los Angeles Galaxy20,72127,00076.74%22,152-6.46
Montreal Impact18,40120,521*89.67%20,603-10.69
NE Revolution15,34220,00076.71%14,844+3.35
New York Red Bulls18,46025,18973.28%19,461-5.15
Philadelphia Union18,10718,50097.88%17,867+1.34
Portland Timbers20,80320,674100.63%20,674+0.63
Real Salt Lake20,25920,213100.23%19,218+5.42
San Jose Earthquakes16,30810,525*154.94%12,765+27.75
Seattle Sounders42,78538,500*111.13%44,038-2.84
Sporting Kansas City20,16018,467109.17%19,709+2.29
Toronto FC22,59121,859103.35%18,131+24.60
Vancouver Whitecaps20,90721,00099.56%20,038+4.33
Average18,94821,08789.86%18,608+1.83
*Teams play select games at higher capacity