Where Does Seattle Sounders (CenturyLink Field) Attendance Rank in the Major Soccer Leagues Worldwide ?

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So, I was watching the Seattle Sounders v. Colorado Rapids game on NBC Sports Network when I heard Arlo White mention the Sounders attendance for the game and their league leading average attendance at The Link, and where that would rank worldwide. I wasn’t listening all the way because the Glenlivet was talking to me, but thats a different story for a different day, so I decided to do a little searching on the interwebs and I think you will find the info pretty interesting.

For the 2012 season, the Sounders have an average attendance of 39,590. Pretty good number right? yeah, it is…. but you know what is ever more impressive? Is how it ranks worldwide. If the Sounders were a Premier League squad they would rank 7th out of 20… If they were in La Liga, they would be 5th… and if they were in Serie A, they would be 4th. In the Bundesliga though… things would be different, they would barely be cracking the top 15… but when you see the Bundesliga attendance numbers, you will be kind of blown away….

* Also, this one was fun to look up. Interestingly enough I had some friends in town today and we went out to lunch. One of the guys was from Houston and he mentioned to me how he sees Dynamo fans ALL THE TIME. Another friend (and these are not soccer guys) made the statement, “people go to soccer games in America?” … which got me to start huffing and puffing about the soccer culture that we have here in the United States. Its crazy when you think about how passionate some people are about something and how others can be so unaware in the US are about what is happening here with this game. Lets make sure that we keep it up. They will start to take notice!

For the attendance breakdown by leagues, hit the jump…..

* The MLS attendance numbers are the current average home attendance for the 2012 Season, all others are the averages for their 2011/12 seasons.

Major League Soccer (source)

1. Seattle Sounders FC – 39,590
2. Montreal Impact – 36,498
3. Los Angeles Galaxy – 23,197
4. Houston Dynamo – 21,632
5. Portland Timbers – 20,438
6. Toronto FC – 19,022
7. Sporting Kansas City – 19,017
8. Vancouver Whitecaps FC – 19,012
9. Real Salt Lake – 18,344
10. Philadelphia Union 18,313

Barclays Premier League (source)

1. Manchester United – 75,387
2. Arsenal – 60,000
3. Newcastle United – 49,935
4. Manchester City - 47,044
5. Liverpool – 44,253
6. Chelsea – 41,478
7. Sunderland – 39,095
8. Tottenham Hotspur – 36,026
9. Aston Villa – 33,873
10. Everton – 33,228

La Liga (source)

1. Barcelona – 78,339
2. Real Madrid – 74,100
3. Atletico Madrid – 39,631
4. Valencia – 39,616
5. Real Betis – 36,297
6. Sevilla – 35,473
7. Athletic Club – 33,078
8. Malaga – 26,521
9. Real Sociedad – 23,648
10. Real Zaragoza – 23,543

Serie A (source)

1. AC Milan – 49,359
2. Inter – 45,664
3. SSC Napoli – 40,623
4. Juventus – 37,570
5. AS Roma – 35,757
6. Lazio Roma – 32,510
7. ACF Fiorentina – 21,477
8. US Palermo – 19,238
9. Bologna FC – 18,997
10. Genoa CFC – 18,794

Bundesliga (source)

1. Borussia Dortmund – 80,521
2. Bayern Munich – 69,000
3. Schalke 04 – 61,139
4. VfB Stuttgart – 55,089
5. Hertha Berlin – 54,259
7. Hamburg SV – 53,635
8. Borussia Monchengladbach – 51,846
9. Fortuna Düsseldorf – 51,000
10. FC Cologne – 47,647
11. Hannover 96 – 44,825
12. Kaiserslautern – 42,434
13. Nurnberg – 41,968
14. Werder Bremen – 40,851
15. Mainz – 32,912
16. FC Augsburg – 30,220
17. Bayer Leverkusen – 28,633
18. TSG Hoffenheim – 28,010
19. VfL Wolfsburg – 27,614
20. SC Freiburg – 22,617

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