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Post #31
Monday October 26, 2015 8:50pm

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Original post from 2tone

League average attendance: 21,574. Average attendance last year 19,151. Up over 2000. Can only imagine what the league average attendance will be like when Atlanta enters in 2017.

That average league attendance puts MLS right under Italian Serie A which was at 22,213.


Yeah leagues like Italy and France only have 3 or 4 clubs with large crowds of 40,000+ other than that there are a bunch of crowds with 10k-15k per game.

Atlanta's problem is like Seattle, they need their own stadium. I would like to see every team play on grass. Is that likely? Probably not.

It is great to see the interests a lot of these expansion teams are getting. Hopefully the interests stays. The league is only getting better. But you know we are a country that is results based more than anywhere else. Fans will not support a losing side.

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Post #32
Monday October 26, 2015 9:10pm

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Would love to see Portland expand to 30k, Kc to 25k, Colorado rebrand and get a new stadium of 22k and would like columbus to renew their stadium to 25k. And hopefully other clubs get more fans next year.

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Post #33
Monday October 26, 2015 9:37pm

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I agree I would like to see some current MLS stadiums do some expansion. Sporting KC could definitely use at least a 2000 or 3000 seat expansion.

Jzaval01
Post #34
Tuesday October 27, 2015 5:09am

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thanks to NYCFC and Orlando

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Post #35
Tuesday October 27, 2015 5:35am

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Original post from Jzaval01

thanks to NYCFC and Orlando


No thanks to Chivas USA leaving!!

Jzaval01
Post #36
Tuesday October 27, 2015 5:45am

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Original post from admsghs27

No thanks to Chivas USA leaving!!


haha that too but Colorado took that place. Man that team needs something same goes as well for Chicago.

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Post #37
Tuesday October 27, 2015 8:49pm

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For a sport like soccer in this country. They need to build stadiums where they are easily accessible and a lot going on. I am from Seattle and live in NYC. Seattle's stadium is right downtown, NYRB is on the path train but for a guy that lives in Queens like me it can be a bit nerve-racking to get there. I did not go to a match this season for either NYC club, a lot of the reason being my work schedule among other things. But being a SSFC fan naturally and adopting the NYC clubs, I will find it in the future easier to get to Yankees stadium rather than Red Bull Arena. It is also cheaper if I want to drive.

Clubs like Colorado need a stadium in downtown Denver, I know it is more expensive but they will make that money back over the years in attendance. Chicago needs to do better branding because when a Mexican, Polish, English or Italian club comes to town those tickets seem to sell like hot cakes. So they have the fan base. No reason a city of that size along with the metropolitan area should struggle to get 20,000 butts in the seats.

MLS clubs have to make it a less soccer-mom friendly atmosphere and make it a more festive atmosphere, that way even if your club sucks, you still have a great time going because it is like being at a festival.

I always use this clip as a reference https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PECt4GRWb68 some of you will recognize the chants. But that is what it should look like every game, St. Pauli is not a major club in Germany but their support is very highly regarded, that is because the fans are passionate no matter how the club is doing. Making it more about the club and the atmosphere and less about the results then the results will come.

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