Taking Attendance 6/18/2012

I just noticed this seems to be the only stuff I post here anymore. Sorry about that. I really don’t have much to say that’s over 140 characters most of the time anymore.

Anyway, here are the latest attendance figures for the various leagues, with only a few quick notes because I’m otherwise engaged:

THE MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER G Total Average
Seattle Sounders 8 308,698 38,587
Montreal Impact 6 199,600 33,267
Houston Dynamo 4 88,156 22,039
Los Angeles Galaxy 8 176,305 22,038
Portland Timbers 7 143,066 20,438
Sporting KC 7 135,549 19,364
Vancouver Whitecaps 8 152,051 19,006
Toronto FC 6 113,336 18,889
Real Salt Lake 7 129,403 18,486
Philadelphia Union 6 110,439 18,407
New York Red Bulls 6 94,939 15,823
Colorado Rapids 6 91,165 15,194
Chicago Fire 7 100,906 14,415
DC United 9 123,013 13,668
Chivas USA 8 109,239 13,655
Columbus Crew 6 79,314 13,219
FC Dallas 8 105,451 13,181
New England Revolution 7 82,730 11,819
San Jose Earthquakes 7 81,677 11,668
MLS TOTAL 131 2,425,037 18,512
 
NORTH AMERICAN SOCCER LEAGUE G Total Average
San Antonio Scorpions 6 56,757 9,460
Atlanta Silverbacks 6 28,180 4,697
Minnesota Stars FC 4 15,461 3,865
Carolina RailHawks 6 18,610 3,102
Fort Lauderdale Strikers 7 21,491 3,070
Tampa Bay Rowdies 5 15,301 3,060
FC Edmonton 5 7,925 1,585
Puerto Rico Islanders 7 7,812 1,116
NASL TOTAL 46 171,537 3,729
 
USL PRO G Total Average
Orlando City 7 48,844 6,978
Rochester Rhinos 4 26,554 6,639
Wilmington Hammerheads 6 23,966 3,994
Charleston Battery 6 22,367 3,728
Richmond Kickers 5 14,990 2,998
Harrisburg City Islanders 6 7,683 1,281
Antigua Barracuda FC 6 6,400 1,067
Los Angeles Blues 6 5,382 897
Dayton Dutch Lions 4 3,465 866
Charlotte Eagles 6 4,954 826
Pittsburgh Riverhounds 5 4,052 810
USL PRO TOTAL 61 168,657 2,765
 
PREMIER DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE G Total Average
Portland Timbers U-23s 5 18,314 3,663
Des Moines Menace 5 17,963 3,593
Fresno Fuego 4 13,100 3,275
Carolina Dynamo 4 7,535 1,884
Austin Aztex 6 7,863 1,311
West Texas Sockers 5 6,293 1,259
Ventura County Fusion 5 5,687 1,137
Victoria Highlanders FC 5 4,785 957
Western Mass Pioneers 4 3,613 903
Michigan Bucks 3 2,413 804
Forest City London 2 1,550 775
FC Tucson 4 2,718 680
Palmetto FC Bantams 5 3,287 657
Laredo Heat 3 1,962 654
Baltimore Bohemians 3 1,818 606
Kitsap Pumas 2 1,178 589
BYU Cougars 4 2,236 559
Panama City Beach Pirates 2 1,115 558
Mississippi Brilla 4 2,185 546
Thunder Bay Chill 4 2,155 539
WSA Winnipeg 6 3,000 500
Sounders FC U23 5 2,455 491
Long Island Rough Riders 4 1,628 407
CFC Azul 6 2,363 394
Fredericksburg Hotspur 5 1,941 388
Ocean City Nor’easters 3 1,154 385
El Paso Patriots 5 1,908 382
Orlando City U23 3 1,083 361
Worcester Hydra 5 1,799 360
Ocala Stampede 3 1,000 333
St. Louis Lions 4 1,332 333
Virginia Beach Piranhas 4 1,319 330
Seacoast United Phantoms 4 1,185 296
Jersey Express 4 1,139 285
Reading United AC 4 1,081 270
Real Colorado Foxes 4 1,050 263
Cincinnati Kings 5 1,296 259
GPS Portland Phoenix 6 1,451 242
Northern Virginia Royals 6 1,354 226
FC Jax Destroyers 4 850 213
Kansas City Brass 1 213 213
Boston Victory 5 1,053 211
River City Rovers 4 820 205
VSI Tampa Flames 4 791 198
Southern California Seahorses 5 980 196
Southern West Virginia King’s Warriors 4 765 191
West Virginia Chaos 5 914 183
Ogden Outlaws 6 1,074 179
LA Misioneros FC 3 454 151
Hamilton FC Rage 2 300 150
Texas Dutch Lions 1 150 150
North Sound SeaWolves FC 3 441 147
Ottawa Fury 3 387 129
Chicago Inferno 3 385 128
Westchester Flames 4 480 120
Toronto Lynx 4 475 119
Orange County Blue Star 6 697 116
Springfield Demize 8 878 110
Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23 5 505 101
IMG Bradenton Academics 7 665 95
Nashville Metros 3 285 95
Brooklyn Knights 4 377 94
Bermuda Hogges 4 373 93
Washington Crossfire 5 419 84
Central Jersey Spartans 3 245 82
Fraser Valley Mariners FC 4 310 78
Pali Blues 3 230 77
New Jersey Rangers FC 3 205 68
Chicago Fire 2 90 45
PDL TOTAL 283 153,119 541
 
WPSL ELITE G Total Average
Boston Breakers 2 4,654 2,327
Western New York Flash 2 2,057 1,029
New England Mutiny 1 937 937
Philadelphia Fever 1 782 782
ASA Chesapeake Charge 1 400 400
WPSL-E TOTAL 7 8,830 1,261
 
W-LEAGUE G Total Average
Seattle Sounders Women 3 13,500 4,500
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 4 4,505 1,126
Santa Clarita Blue Heat 2 1,233 617
DC United Women 2 1,085 543
Charlotte Lady Eagles 4 2,109 527
Northern Virginia Majestics 2 1,019 510
Quebec City Amiral 3 1,359 453
New Jersey Wildcats 3 1,331 444
Colorado Rush 3 1,272 424
Virginia Beach Piranhas 4 1,670 418
Victoria Highlanders 5 1,922 384
Dayton Dutch Lions 2 731 366
Colorado Rapids Women 2 700 350
Fredericksburg Impact 4 1,388 347
Atlanta Silverbacks 4 1,370 343
Long Island Rough Riders 3 971 324
Central SC Cobras 2 505 253
Ottawa Fury 2 465 233
North Jersey Valkyries 2 412 206
FC Jax Destroyers 3 591 197
Los Angeles Strikers 3 570 190
Pali Blues 3 537 179
New York Magic 2 301 151
Laval Comets 2 260 130
Rochester Ravens 4 510 128
Hamilton FC Rage 3 382 127
London Gryphons 2 194 97
Toronto Lady Lynx 1 75 75
VSI Tampa Flames 3 195 65
New Jersey Rangers 4 190 48
W-LEAGUE TOTAL 86 41,352 481

NOTES:

  • MLS is on pace right now to draw slightly more than six million fans, but that’s if everybody holds their current averages and Montreal can’t now that they’ve moved back into Saputo Stadium.
  • Speaking of which, how do you get 60,000 for a game in Olympic Stadium and yet not sell out the first game back at Saputo? The Impact only drew 17,112 for Saputo’s rebirth after averaging 36,498 (with a previous low of 19,223) for five games at the Big O.
  • The Minnesota Stars had a franchise-high crowd of 2,908, the biggest NSC Stadium league attendance since the old Thunder drew 3,773 to a USL First Division match on September 20, 2009 against Charleston last July 22, when Montreal was in town and they drew 3,071 (thanks, ERic).
  • Atlanta’s crowd of 6,000 against Carolina Saturday was also a club record, but tickets were free as part of We’ll Make It Up To You Fan Appreciation Night.
  • Orlando drew 6,148 Sunday night and continue to lead USL Pro at just under 7k a night. On the other side of the coin, the LA Blues drew 276 and 239 for two matches against Dayton this weekend. The Blues, I fear, are not long for this world.
  • I have seven – seven – attendance figures from the 31 matches played in the WPSL Elite League. It is not, apparently, a big concern for them.
  • Seattle Sounders Women continue to lead the W-League after another sellout crowd of 4,500 at Starfire yesterday against the LA Strikers. Remarkable that Seattle has just now discovered a team that averaged just over 500 people a game last year and for most of the last several years, and that they’re still turning out after the US Women’s National Team stars are away.
  • PDL figures are a lot easier to come by than WPSL ones, but I’m still missing about 15 percent of the games from the amateur league. Portland – on the basis of two 8k+ crowds at JELD-WEN, still leads the league, but its margin over Des Moines shrank after the Timbers U23s drew 505 to Sherwood High School yesterday. (Portland moves its U23 games around the area to venues of differing sizes.) And thanks to the fine folks at the Austin Aztex, who directed me to a figure I didn’t have. Austin – which lost the original Aztex to Orlando after 2010 – is doing well in the PDL.

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8 Responses to “Taking Attendance 6/18/2012”

  1. El Conductor Says:

    First: Do not apologize. You could die today and your life would have had meaning just in your role chronicling the growth of American soccer’s popularity (but hopefully, you won’t and you have some other stuff, you know, going on that you could be proud of too).

    Second: Where are all the other stat columns? You lazy bum :)

    BTW: NPSL Chattanooga FC’s five home games have totaled 12,089 for an average of 2,418 (I knew you’d want to know)

  2. admin Says:

    NICE!

    If only I could get all the other NPSL teams’ numbers, I’d include them. Phoenix would be at the bottom.

  3. ERic Says:

    Are you sure about that Minnesota comment? I have 3071 for their tenth game last year. But that’s the only better attendance that I have for that stretch. So I think you’re almost right, but not quite.

    Unfortunately, I wasn’t keeping track of opponents/dates, so I can’t give you any better than ’10th game last year’.

  4. admin Says:

    You’re right. I misread my own chart. I was looking at their median from last year, not their high, which was 3,071.

  5. Dale Says:

    Kenn;

    Here’s a link to a Wikipedia article that list several WPSL Elite attendances that you do not have, a total of 11.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_WPSL_Elite_League_season

  6. admin Says:

    Thank you, Dale!

    I don’t know where these folks are looking, but it’s good to know they are.

  7. Eric A. Says:

    Detroit City in the NPSL drew 1743 at a game the other day. http://www.mlive.com/soccer/index.ssf/2012/06/detroit_remains_top_of_the_table_despite_a_draw_with_cleveland.html

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