With the longest week of the season (to date) in the books, the 2012 Major League Soccer Season is 120 matches deep. The 13 matches of Week Twelve generated a pretty impressive total attendance figure of 241,521, generating an average of 18,579 per contest.
This brings the season total to 2,230,851 through the season’s 120 matches, netting an average of 18,590 per contest.
There were three sellouts during Week Twelve, with Houston, Portland and Sporting Kansas City carrying the banner. Houston hosted 22,039 at BBVA Compass Stadium for a 2-1 win over the Galaxy; Portland drew Vancouver at home in front of 20,438 pacific northwesterners while SKC welcomed 19,974 attendees for its Sunday matinee against the San Jose Earthquakes.
The three sellouts bring the season total to 34. Twenty of the 34 sellouts have been played in Western Conference markets.
Three additional matches were incredibly close to selling out as well, with Seattle Sounders FC, Real Salt Lake and the Colorado Rapids all playing to at least 95 percent capacity or higher.
How does this compare to Week Twelve of last season? Take a look here.
Week Thirteen of the 2012 MLS season begins (and ends) on Saturday, June 2 when the New England Revolution host the Chicago Fire at 7:30 pm EST.