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Real Salt Lake’s fan base keeps growing
MLS » Team’s average home attendance has grown by about 10 percent since last season.


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"This year, we’ve made a quantum leap," Manning said of RSL’s attendance. "The fan base has just reacted. Our fans really want to see the team succeed. They’re part of our fabric now. There is a good vibe right now.

"Now, it’s just figuring out how to keep the team on track."

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RSL’s average yearly attendance

2005 » 18,030

2006 » 16,366

2007 » 15,960

2008 » 16,179

2009 » 16,375

2010 » 17,095

2011 » 17,591

2012 » 18,794

Note: RSL moved from Rice-Eccles Stadium to Rio Tinto Stadium in October 2008

RSL attendance records

20,762 » Largest soccer crowd at Rio Tinto Stadium (Sept. 28, 2011 vs. Chicago Fire)

45,511 » Largest soccer crowd at Rice-Eccles Stadium (Aug. 12, 2006 vs. Real Madrid)

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MSL attendance averages

Through Aug. 26:

Team Total Average

Seattle 511,316 42,609

Montreal 346,605 23,107

L.A. 271,947 22,662

Houston 272,378 20,952

Portland 265,694 20,438

Vancouver 252,312 19,408

K.C. 251,078 19,313

Toronto 246,906 18,992

RSL 263,117 18,794

Phil. 221,034 18,419

New York 211,969 17,664

Chicago 188,685 15,723

Colorado 196,552 15,119

Columbus 174,445 14,537

San Jose 184,087 14,160

FC Dallas 195,089 13,934

DC United 178,558 13,735

Chivas USA 174,675 13,436

New Eng. 154,996 12,916

Source: Soccernet.ESPN

RSL vs. D.C. United

Saturday, 7 p.m.

Rio Tinto Stadium

TV » CW30



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