As of 8/29/02 this is how the MLS attendance stands. I know some of the averages are weighted by big July 4 crowds, but that is what marketing is all about. This information is taken directly from MLSNET.com 1) Colorado - 20,938 2) NY/NJ - 18,423 3) LA - 17,828 4) DC - 16,868 5) NE - 16,751 6) Columbus - 16,427 7) Dallas - 13,179 8) Chicago - 12,475 9) KC - 11011 10) SJ - 9,591 Six teams in MLS have good attendance. Two others are not bad and considering Chicago's stadium situation, their attedance is definitely respectable. The other two teams are absolute jokes when it comes to attendance. Both KC and SJ are not supporting their teams for a multiple of reasons. A lot has to do with marketing and some has to do with their stadiums. With LA's stadium coming on line next year and Chicago moving back into Soldier stadium in 2004 the league's attendance average should continue to increase a bit. If the league can somehow improve attendance in SJ and KC, I believe getting the league average above 16k should be no problem. Marketing is a huge part of selling tickets in the US and the league must do a better job. In San Diego before the current ownership group arrived the Padres were drawing about 1.1 million and fielding a bad team. Today they draw over 2 million and still field a bad team. A lot has to do with the good job of marketing the Padres do.