New number out of Portland this week, increase of 140 over their previous high. Seattle I think drew a few less than expected for this match. Chivas drew less than match 2 of last year but are still up on last season for now, it will be interesting to see how the swan song/lame duck plays out in LA. Remember in this thread we discuss the: (AAQ = Attendance Analysis Quotient. This figure is an overall attendance assessment, calculated from the weighted values of average attendance, median attendance, <10K percentage and >20K percentage. A lower figure represents a better attendance performance.) This is a slight change from Andy's old formula which used simple ordinal values and provided a full ranking point separation for two numbers that may have been within a percentage. This ordinal system did not allow for fine differences to be seen, and may have painted a somewhat skewed view of the numbers (though to be honest there is not much difference in the two end of season sets). The formula to find the weighted value for each column is: Take the annual value and subtract it from the Max value for it's column. Then take that result and divide it by the (Max-Min) for its column. For example, for the average column 18801 is the max 13756 is the min 5045 is the difference To calculate the derived value for 2011 Subtract 17869 from 18801 to get 932. Divide 932 by 5045 then multiply by 100 to get 18 MLS Attendance is based on tickets distributed not tickets scanned. Therefore if a team sells or distributes X number of tickets, then X is the attendance for that match. Even if 0 people showed up for whatever reason, X would still be the official attendance. There are a number of reasons actual attendance may be lower or higher than the announced.