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Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by profiled, May 17, 2012.

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  1. profiled

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    CONFIRMED:

    Seattle Sounders FC --------- 32,000 (2010)
    Toronto FC ------------------- 16,000 (2012)
    Portland Timbers FC --------- 14,750 (2012)
    Vancouver Whitecaps FC ---- 13,000 (2012)
    Philadelphia Union - 12,000-13,000 (2011)
    Houston Dynamo ------------ 12,000 (2012)
    Sporting Kansas City --------- 11,000 (2011)
    Montreal Impact -------------- 8,000 (2012)
    Los Angeles Galaxy ----------- 7,500 (2012)
    Real Salt Lake --------- 7,000-8,000 (2011)
    Chicago Fire ------------------- 6,000 (2012)
    Columbus Crew --------------- 5,000 (2012)
    San Jose Earthquakes --------- 4,000 (2012)

    Colorado Rapids -------------- 3,500 (2012)

    UNCONFIRMED:

    Red Bull New York ----------- 7,800 (2012)​

    MISSING:

    Chivas USA, DC United, FC Dallas, NE Revolution,​
     


  2. MLSFan123

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    Thanks Profiled.

    Of the numbers we are in the dark about, I am speculating that Chivas is likely the lowest and probably smaller than Colorado.
     
  3. MLSFan123

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    The Rapids average attendance is quite decent when you consider the season ticket base. Probably one of the higher multiples in the league.

    I wonder if they are strong in another category we can't see like group sales for individual games.
     
  4. Quinn 33

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    This. The Rapids have had strong group sales for a number of years.
     


  5. MLSFan123

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    Is this mostly a youth soccer crowd or do they have other groups they do well with?
     
  6. JasonMa

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    Mainly youth soccer I think. IIRC Marcus Myrick (who posts here on the Rapids forum from time to time) has been honored multiple times by the league for being the best group sales guy league-wide in a given year. The Dick complex hosts two of the biggest youth tournaments in the state every summer so that helps and I know last year they did some work with youth tournaments in Boulder and Highlands Ranch to get the teams to come to the Dick for the game after the tournament finished up earlier in the day. There may have even been some buses involved.
     
  7. Boloni86

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    God I feel sorry for those 16,000 in Toronto.
     
  8. Oobers

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    Fabulous thread, if only we could get such exact numbers from the other clubs (but maybe with not such an info leaky way).
     
  9. Shopping Cart Man

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    RSL = 8,500
    http://www.realsaltlake.com/news/2012/05/sports-business-journal
     
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  10. MLSFan123

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    Updated with the latest RSL info.

    CONFIRMED:

    Seattle Sounders FC --------- 32,000 (2010)
    Toronto FC ------------------- 16,000 (2012)
    Portland Timbers FC --------- 14,750 (2012)
    Vancouver Whitecaps FC ---- 13,000 (2012)
    Philadelphia Union - 12,000-13,000 (2011)
    Houston Dynamo ------------ 12,000 (2012)
    Sporting Kansas City --------- 11,000 (2011)
    Real Salt Lake ----------------- 8500+ (2012)
    Montreal Impact -------------- 8,000 (2012)
    Los Angeles Galaxy ----------- 7,500 (2012)
    Chicago Fire ------------------- 6,000 (2012)
    Columbus Crew --------------- 5,000 (2012)
    San Jose Earthquakes --------- 4,000 (2012)
    Colorado Rapids -------------- 3,561 (2012)

    UNCONFIRMED:

    Red Bull New York ----------- 7,800 (2012)​

    MISSING:

    Chivas USA, DC United, FC Dallas, NE Revolution,​
     
  11. Oobers

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    I don't know if it's enough for "unconfirmed", but the ESPN announcers during the SKC/LA game said SKC's season ticket base was about 12,500, which would match what the reports have been about the increase in STH since last year.
     
  12. MLSFan123

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    I think that is worth noting. We can still keep the 2011 number in place and add this one in the unconfirmed category with a note of where the information came from.
     
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    Updated with the some new SKC info

    CONFIRMED:

    Seattle Sounders FC --------- 32,000 (2010)
    Toronto FC ------------------- 16,000 (2012)
    Portland Timbers FC --------- 14,750 (2012)
    Vancouver Whitecaps FC ---- 13,000 (2012)
    Philadelphia Union - 12,000-13,000 (2011)
    Houston Dynamo ------------ 12,000 (2012)
    Sporting Kansas City --------- 11,000 (2011)
    Real Salt Lake ----------------- 8500+ (2012)
    Montreal Impact -------------- 8,000 (2012)
    Los Angeles Galaxy ----------- 7,500 (2012)
    Chicago Fire ------------------- 6,000 (2012)
    Columbus Crew --------------- 5,000 (2012)
    San Jose Earthquakes --------- 4,000 (2012)
    Colorado Rapids -------------- 3,561 (2012)*


    UNCONFIRMED:

    Red Bull New York ----------- 7,800 (2012)​
    Sporting Kansas City----------12,500(2012)**​

    MISSING:

    Chivas USA, DC United, FC Dallas, NE Revolution,​

    * Number comes directly from a spreadsheet mistakenly sent to every Rapids season ticket holder
    ** Number comes from an ESPN broadcast mentioned by announcers
     
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  14. JasonMa

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    Woohoo, Rapids in last place! :D
     
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    I know you are just kidding around but I think we all can speculate that at least one or two of the "missing" numbers may be lower than Colorado.

    And in the end, season tickets are wonderful but there are many ways to crack the attendance egg and Colorado is obviously making decent headway.
     
  16. sportsfan-quakes

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    Why are there two separate threads maintaining the same info? Am I missing something?
     
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    Read the last three pages of the other thread. It should become abundantly clear.
     
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    There was a huge fight about what being "confirmed" meant, and the author of the other thread disagreed with a majority of the regulars in the thread, so to avoid a continued fight, I started a new thread.
     
  19. trip76

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    has anyone tried emailing someone at the LA organization? if it was announced, they might not have an issue verifying the number.
     
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    LA?

    What are you referring to?
     
  21. trip76

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    the announced ST number.
     
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    Thanks! Now that we have a single thread we can keep track of this stuff easier. Post what you find and we can update the list with more/newer info.
     
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    I write here because the thread that i create has been closed,do not quite understand because if you are creating a second thread closes the more old and not the newest but good i will participate in this if I can even though the idea was mine and the work was shared between all now it seems that this thread is the original
     
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