2009 MLS Attendance Analysis: Week 32

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by Andy_B, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. Andy_B

    Andy_B Member+

    Feb 2, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Code:
    % of season completed				
    96.4%				
    Year	Average	Median	%<10K	%>20k
    1996	17306	14906	22.7%	26.0%
    1997	14536	12733	25.3%	15.6%
    1998	14231	11543	27.0%	15.7%
    1999	14333	12879	31.9%	15.1%
    2000	13619	12369	35.7%	11.9%
    2001	14941	13376	26.3%	17.1%
    2002	15653	14065	17.8%	17.0%
    2003	14885	13544	23.6%	18.8%
    2004	15514	13223	25.7%	25.0%
    2005	14978	12546	28.1%	17.3%
    2006	15354	13834	19.5%	18.9%
    2007	16629	15046	8.5%	28.2%
    2008	16444	15078	11.4%	25.2%
    2009	15894	14611	15.2%	20.3%
    				
    				
    Final Numbers				
    Year	Average	Median	%<10K	%>20k
    1996	17406	15093	21.9%	26.3%
    1997	14619	12733	25.0%	16.3%
    1998	14312	11871	26.6%	16.1%
    1999	14282	12973	32.3%	15.1%
    2000	13756	12690	34.4%	12.5%
    2001	14962	13431	26.6%	17.7%
    2002	15821	14108	17.1%	18.6%
    2003	14898	13641	23.3%	18.0%
    2004	15559	13285	24.7%	25.3%
    2005	15108	12619	27.1%	17.7%
    2006	15504	14175	18.8%	18.8%
    2007	16770	15353	8.2%	29.7%
    2008	16459	15188	11.0%	24.8%
    
     
  2. Andy_B

    Andy_B Member+

    Feb 2, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    AAQ:

    Average: 4th out of 14
    Median: 4th out of 14
    <10k: 3rd out of 14
    >=20k: 5th out of 14

    AAQ = (4+4+3+5)/4 = 4
     
  3. Andy_B

    Andy_B Member+

    Feb 2, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    8 games remaining

    @Chi
    @NY
    @KC
    @RSL
    @SEA
    @LA
    @Chi
    crew
     
  4. The Marquis

    The Marquis Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 13, 2007
    Vancouver, WA
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    @Chi? Is that Chivas USA both times or @Chicago once and Chivas once?
     
  5. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  6. Sachsen

    Sachsen Member+

    Aug 8, 2003
    Broken Arrow, Okla.
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In this economy, having our 4th best year ever is not bad.
     
  7. VioletCrown

    VioletCrown Member

    FC Dallas
    United States
    Aug 30, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'd say it's damn fine.

    ...oh, crap, I think we may have just bumped open the '...if it weren't for Seattle' door.;)
     
  8. TrueCrew

    TrueCrew Member+

    Dec 22, 2003
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Seattle and LA should both be very good.

    Chivas should be good.

    RSL, Chicago, and Columbus should be good (though weather could be a factor).

    KC will be right around 10k.

    And than leaves NY. Maybe TFC will bus in about 4k since their playoff hopes are on the line.
     
  9. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Forget Seattle. What about the "If it weren't for FCD going on a winning streak and hosting that double header..." :)
     
  10. Grumpy in LA

    Grumpy in LA Bringing It Since 1807™

    Sep 10, 2007
    Chicago
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    But, like, you guys are all overlooking the fact that if some teams were averaging lower attendances, the average attendance would be lower. Why does nobody ever point this out every week?
     
  11. GOALSeattle

    GOALSeattle Member

    Oct 13, 2007
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  12. broder

    broder Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Mission
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  13. SammySounder

    SammySounder Member

    Jun 7, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dig the plaque or whatever the "permanent installation" consists of. A banner would be a little too self-congratulatory in my opinion(even for us Sounder fans! ;)). Not to mention I don't think we want to be emulating anything having to do with the WNBA.
     
  14. DUFC206

    DUFC206 New Member

    Oct 11, 2006
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    17,537 in Chicago.
     
  15. GOALSeattle

    GOALSeattle Member

    Oct 13, 2007
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's quite modest, I think. See a photo here.
     
  16. AeroNaught

    AeroNaught Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Birmingham, AL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No way there was that many in the stands, but I'm sure plenty of people who bought the tickets beforehand decided to stay dry indoors.

    This is a good number right? Weren't many predicting around 15k-16k for the Chicago game?
     
  17. ElJefe

    ElJefe Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 16, 1999
    Colorful Colorado
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's a darn shame that Toyota Park doesn't have any sort of roof.
     
  18. DUFC206

    DUFC206 New Member

    Oct 11, 2006
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    17.5 is good in my not expert opinion since it was 50 and and raining. It looked like there were a lot of people stanting out of the rain.
     
  19. kebzach

    kebzach Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    Greenfield, WI
    Considering that the Fire probably sold about 100 walk ups on a miserable day like today, I'd say 17,500 is pretty decent. Impossible to tell if that number was legit or not as many, many people said "F it" and stayed home out of the rain and wind and cold.
     
  20. milicz

    milicz Member+

    Dec 2, 2001
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    Poland
    "Realfeel" was 38, and it was miserable, but I was impressed by the numbe rthat cam out, I was expecting 5,000 but we had a good 12,000 in the stands, with good weather we may have approached a selllout. 17.5k tickets sold is certainly legit by my view.
     
  21. Guavaguy

    Guavaguy Member

    Apr 24, 2005
    Gotham
    Like driving an unwelcome relative to the airport to make sure they get on the plane, I would gladly attend the NY game to revel in the satisfaction that comes with the knowledge that it's their last one in Giants Stadium. Not to mention to happily piss on the accursed edifice and (figuratively) the NJSEA on my way out.

    Hell, it oughtta be a sellout.
     
  22. cthomer5000

    cthomer5000 Member+

    Apr 23, 2007
    Raleigh NC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Unfortunately, weather is supposed to be pretty terrible for New York tomorrow.

    5 of my friends who were going to come from Brooklyn have bailed out. I'm sure many other people are doing the same. I think the walk-up crowd will be near 0. Still, there might be a bigger number than expected because of a lot of unused tickets that were exchanged for this game (whether they actually get used or not).
     
  23. radmonkey

    radmonkey Member

    Oct 27, 2007
    Well........the upper decked was packed to the gills and the concourse underneath probably had 500 people watching from there. So 12k seems about right. But I guess they sold more and people decided to stay home. They missed a hell of an own goal though.
     
  24. Justin O

    Justin O Member+

    Seattle Sounders
    United States
    Nov 30, 1998
    Quebec City
    Club:
    Seattle
    Ny: 21,305 (!)
     
  25. AeroNaught

    AeroNaught Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Birmingham, AL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wow, we may be able to pull this off!:eek:
     

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