Tuesday, April 17, 2012

MLS hits 1 million mark in only the 6th week of 2012 season

Mike Woitalla of Soccer America writes of the continued boom in attendance for Major League Soccer in 2012.

After 53 games in the first six weeks of MLS's 2012 season, the league has announced a total attendance of 1,032,963 for an average of 19,490 per game. ... Kansas City and Philadelphia announced standing-room-only crowds and Seattle welcomed 38,360 fans for its 1-0 win over Colorado. ... For MLS team attendance rankings ...

* Sporting Kansas City, whose Livestrong Park has a capacity of 18,467, drew 19,422 for its 1-0 win Real Salt Lake. Last week, KC announced a 20,323 crowd for its 1-0 win over Los Angeles.

* Philadelphia celebrated its first win over the season before a crowd of 18,526 in PPL Park (capacity: 18,500).

* Seattle's 38,360 for a 1-0 win over Colorado was the Sounders' second biggest crowd of the season.

* The league-wide attendance after Week 6 is 19,490. It was 16,518 at this point last season.

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