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Take Me Out to the Playoffs – The Final Numbers

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The final 5 year playoff numbers look like this…

3 year comparison
Wild Card Games
  Avg +/- Home Teams
 2011   8,910     Dallas  Colorado
 2012   12,813   43.80%   Chicago  Los Angeles
 2013   21,340   66.55%   Houston  Seattle
5 year comparison
Conference Semifinals Totals
  Avg +/- Teams
 2009   14,960   -12.22%   CHI, CHV, CLB, HOU, LA, NE, RSL, SEA
 2010   20,755   38.74%   CLB, COL, DAL, LA, RBNY, RSL, SJ, SEA
 2011   18,551   -10.62%   COL, HOU, LA, PHL, RBNY, RSL, SEA, SKC
 2012   20,776   11.99%   DCU, HOU, LA, RBNY, RSL, SEA, SJ, SKC
 2013   22,789   9.69%   HOU, LA, NE, RBNY, PTL, RSL, SEA, SKC
Conference Finals Totals
  Avg +/- Teams
 2009   23,548    LA v HOU – CHI v RSL
 2010   22,390   -4.92%  LA v FCD – COL v SJ
 2011   22,138   -1.12%  LA v RSL – SKC v HOU
 2012   24,551   10.90%  LA v SEA – DCU v HOU
 2013   20,441   -16.74%  PTL v RSL – SKC v HOU
MLS Cup
  Avg +/- Teams Venue
 2009   46,011   70.41%  RSL v LA Qwest Field, Seattle, WA
 2010   21,700   -52.84%  COL v FCD BMO Field, Toronto, ONT, CA
 2011   30,281   39.54%  HOU v LA Home Depot Center, LA, CA
 2012   30,510   0.76%  HOU v LA Home Depot Center, LA, CA
 2013   21,650   -29.04%  SKC v RSL Sporting Park, KC, KS
Playoff Totals  
  Avg +/-  
 2009   23,559   42.88% 
 2010   19,535   -17.08% 
 2011   19,891   1.82% 
 2012   22,356   12.39% 
 2013   21,893   -2.07% 

Observations

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    Some of these are quite old(in terms of today’s digital lifespans), but still worth a read. Still getting settled into my new East Coast life, so not posting as often as I’d like. It’ll get better.

MLS

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 23

The Week 23 numbers look like this…

5 year comparison
  Week 23 210 GP YTD
Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP
 2009  16,899   9  15,844     15,826     164 
 2010  14,748  -12.73%  8  16,527   4.31%   16,648   5.19%   178 
 2011  16,045  8.79%  12  17,446   5.56%   17,325   4.07%   228 
 2012  15,761  -1.77%  8  18,620   6.73%   18,701   7.94%   221 
 2013  18,986  20.46%  9  18,110   -2.74%   18,110   -3.16%   210 
2009 225 Game Season – 2010 240 Game Season
2011 306 Game Season – 2012-13 323 Game Season
YTD – 210 Games
Average Median %<10K %>18k
 2009    15,844     14,525    15.71%   30.00% 
 2010    16,527     14,935    8.10%   34.29% 
 2011    17,446     17,208    7.62%   48.10% 
 2012    18,620     18,379    2.38%   55.71% 
 2013    18,110     18,110    5.21%   52.13% 

Here are the home attendance comparisons to 2012:

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The Business of Soccer

The Dark Side

Tournaments


Soccer Potpourri

MLS

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Soccer Potpourri

MLS

Interesting Reads

The Business of Soccer


Soccer Potpourri

MLS

Interesting Reads

The Business of Soccer

The Dark Side

Tournaments


Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 2

The Week 2 numbers look like this…

5 year comparison
  Week 2 17 GP YTD
Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP
 2009  14,168   7  15,448     15,632     14 
 2010  21,275  50.16%  5  18,837   18,197   19,211   22.90%   13 
 2011  17,202  -19.15%  9  20,072   6.55%   19,225   0.07%   19 
 2012  23,386  35.95%  10  21,107   5.16%   21,107   9.79%   17 
 2013  15,938  -31.85%  8  17,777   -15.78%   15,938   -24.49%   17 
2009 225 Game Season – 2010 240 Game Season
2011 306 Game Season – 2012-13 323 Game Season
YTD – 17 Games
Average Median %<10K %>18k
 2009    15,448     14,686    11.76%   23.53% 
 2010    18,837     18,197    5.88%   52.94% 
 2011    20,072     19,385    0.00%   70.59% 
 2012    21,107     19,074    5.88%   58.82% 
 2013    17,777     18,078    11.76%   58.82% 

Here are the attendance comparisons to 2012:

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 1

Welcome to the 5th year of ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’, posts predominantly about weekly MLS attendance. This series was begun when MLS 2.0 was just gaining momentum. David Beckham’s influence was rippling throughout the league, in global exposure of MLS, merchandise sales and gate attendance wherever he played. It’s now fair to say that the league is well established, having survived the financial turmoil of its early years and now in the top ten worldwide in average attendance. With gate numbers pretty solid for 75% of the teams, attendance is less an issue when it comes to projecting the future success of MLS.
As I wrote several times when I was posting for Major League Soccer Talk, TV Fees – The Key to MLS’ Future, MLS FutureWatch – Salaries, The CBA and TV, for example, television rights fees are the next major hurdle. MLS rights fees are a pittance compared to other ‘big’ soccer leagues and compared to the traditional ‘big 4′ sports in the USA. While many teams have local broadcasting deals, the big bucks are in national network contracts. Only when these fees increase will the league be able to compete for the likes of Van Persie, Hulk, Neymar and others while they are in their prime. We are years away from that time, but I believe MLS will eventually be on equal footing to attract major talent.
With that said, I haven’t decided if ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’ will continue to appear weekly. I will still be collecting the data, but the relevance seems less consequential to me. I can see quarterly posts as a possibility, but I’d like to hear from you, my readers. Should ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’ continue to appear weekly and if so, why? Please leave your comments.
Thanks very much for visiting OLR and be assured that the attendance and other data will continue to be updated and available via the menus at the top of the page.
Note: Player data for 2013 will be uploaded when a fair sampling of players have reached the 700 minute benchmark I’ve arbitrarily set.

And now on to the stuff you came here for…

The Week 1 numbers look like this…

5 year comparison
  Week 1 9 GP YTD
Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP
 2009  17,095   7  16,694     17,095     7 
 2010  17,921  4.83%  8  17,952   7.53%   17,921   4.83%   8 
 2011  21,046  17.43%  10  20,384   13.55%   21,046   17.43%   10 
 2012  17,851  -15.18%  7  22,701   11.37%   17,851   -15.18%   7 
 2013  19,411  8.74%  9  19,411   -14.49%   19,411   8.74%   9 
2009 225 Game Season – 2010 240 Game Season
2011 306 Game Season – 2012-13 323 Game Season
YTD – 9 Games
Average Median %<10K %>18k
 2009    16,694     15,905    0.00%   22.22% 
 2010    17,952     18,197    11.11%   55.56% 
 2011    20,384     19,385    0.00%   77.78% 
 2012    22,701     20,438    0.00%   55.56% 
 2013    19,411     20,019    11.11%   77.78% 

Here are the attendance comparisons to 2012:

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