MLS Opening Week Average Attendance up 4,000 from 2014

MLS opening week average attendance is 25,838, an increase of 22.18% from opening week of the 2014 season which averaged 21,147. Stadiums were 115.65% filled in the first week. This is due to the teams selling above their official listed capacity, specifically the match between Orlando City SC and New York City FC which sold over three times the 20,000 capacity it will have for the remainder of the season.

Seven of the ten matches were sold out for opening week – Los Angeles Galaxy versus Chicago Fire at StubHub Center, Vancouver Whitecaps FC versus Toronto FC at BC Place, Houston Dynamo versus Columbus Crew SC at BBVA Compass Stadium, Portland Timbers versus Real Salt Lake at Providence Park, Orlando City SC versus New York City FC at the Citrus Bowl, Sporting Kansas City versus New York Red Bulls at Sporting Park,and Seattle Sounders versus New England Revolution at CenturyLink Field.

Only D.C. United (59% capacity), Philadelphia (97% capacity), and FC Dallas (72% capacity) did not sell out their home openers.

 

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