2012 MLS Attendance Update: Week 25

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Ever feel as though this season has flown by? There are only 79 matches to be played during the 2012 Major League Soccer regular season and the playoff races are heating up in each conference.

Four sellouts highlighted the 25th week of the season, as a total of 175,123 fans made their way to MLS stadia throughout North America for an average of 15,290 per match. The season total has now risen to 4,561,236, generating an average of 18,694 per contest.

Though a solid week of attendance, Week 25 ranks quite low in comparison to the rest of the 2012 season.

Columbus and D.C. United, markets which had seen a bump in recent weeks, did not host large crowds for the Wednesday night matches. Montreal picked up its second-straight sellout (third in four home dates) while Sporting Kansas City, Portland and San Jose continue to pack their respective houses.

Week 26 of the season begins on Wednesday, August 29 when the Philadelphia Union host the Columbus Crew. Kickoff is set for 8 pm (EST) at PPL Park.

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2 Responses to 2012 MLS Attendance Update: Week 25

  1. BLang7 says:

    The match hosted by the Columbus Crew on Wednesday 8/22 was rescheduled because of the death of teammate Kirk Urso.

    It was originally scheduled to be played on a Saturday (8/5) and most likely would have drawn a much larger walk-up crowd than on a Wednesday.

    The 10,049 drawn for this match will therefore skew the overall numbers for a team that has drawn much better in 2012 than in previous years.

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