Sporting Kansas City is set to host their 100th sell out in MLS competitions this Saturday against FC Dallas. Barring something completely unforeseen, and at this point completely unlikely, Kansas City will hit that mark. The sell out streak started on April 7th, 2012 when 20,323 showed up to watch Kansas City win 1-0 against the Los Angeles Galaxy, back when the stadium was still called LiveSTRONG Sporting Park. Since then, Kansas City has sold out the next 98 MLS games (league and playoff) to get them to the brink of the century mark. With that mark set to be hit, here are some stats about the prior 99 games in the sell out streak.
The last MLS game that didn't sell out, was actually against Saturday's opponent, FC Dallas. Sporting KC pulled in 15,161 in for their second game of the 2012 season, a 2-1 win over Dallas with Aurelien Collin and Kei Kamara scoring the goals for KC in the win.
While that game was the last non-sellout, it's one of just nine MLS games that haven't sold out since Children's Mercy Park opened in 2011.
Kansas City's average attendance during the sell out streak is 19,769 fans per game. That's over 1,300 more than sell out capacity of the stadium of 18,467.
All 99 prior games of the sell out streak have been over capacity of the stadium, no game during the streak drew 18,467. The last game to draw that in MLS play was against Salt Lake on August 3rd, 2011.
Sporting KC's record at home during the prior 99 sellouts is 53-19-27 (W-L-D).
The lowest attendance during the streak was 18,481 that KC pulled on September 1st, 2012 in a 2-1 win over Toronto FC with Paulo Nagamura and Oriol Rosell scoring the goals.
Highest attendance during the streak was 21,650, done twice for the Eastern Conference final against Houston in 2013, 2-1 KC with CJ Sapong and Dom Dwyer scoring), and MLS Cup 2013 that KC won 7-6 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in regular time.
Highest attended regular season game during the streak was 21,505 for Kansas City's 1-0 win against Seattle on June 6th, 2015 thanks to a Benny Feilhaber penalty kick.
Matt Besler has played the most games in the sell out streak, playing 77 of the 99 games, starting 75 of them. Next is Benny Feilhaber who has played 76 and Graham Zusi with 75. Dom Dwyer (69) and Seth Sinovic (68) round out the top 5.
Meanwhile, three players have only played in 1 game of the streak, Korede Aiyegbusi, Konrad Warzycha, and Amobi Okugo all played just one game in the sellout streak.
During the 99 game streak, KC has scored 160 goals.
Dom Dwyer is the leading goal scorer in that stretch scoring 36 goals in that stretch. Benny Feilhaber is second having scored 19. Graham Zusi (11), Kei Kamara (10), and Claudio Bieler (10) round out the top 5.
Benny Feilhaber has recorded the most assists during the streak, with 28 over the course of the streak. Second is Graham Zusi with 24. Roger Espinoza (9), Kei Kamara (8), and Chance Myers (8) round out the top 5.
The most goals Kansas City scored in a game during the streak, is 4, which they did on six different occasions. The last of those came on August 15th, 2015 when KC defeated the Vancouver Whitecaps 4-3.
The most goals Kansas City allowed in a single game was 5 in KC’s 5-0 loss on August 19th, 2015 against the San Jose Earthquakes.
During the sell out streak, KC has played 22 games at home in non-MLS competitions (US Open Cup and CONCACAF Champions League). Six of those 22 have been sell outs. The list of those games is below.
Orlando City (USL) - 5/29/12 - 12,217
Colorado - 6/5/12 - 14,868
Dayton - 6/26/2012 - 15,167
Seattle - 8/8/12 - 18,863
Des Moines - 5/28/2013 - 15,621
Orlando City (USL) - 6/12/2013 - 15,981
Real Esteli - 9/17/2013 - 18,467
Olimpia - 10/23/2013 - 18,467
Cruz Azul - 3/12/2014 - 18,467
Minnesota (NASL) - 6/18/2014 - 15,307
Portland - 6/24/2014 - 11,138
Saprissa - 9/18/2014 - 17,233
Real Esteli - 9/23/2014 - 17,154
Saint Louis - 6/16/2015 - 19,298
FC Dallas - 7/1/2015 - 19,113
Houston - 7/21/2015 - 17,589
Salt Lake - 8/12/2015 - 16,117
Vancouver - 9/13/2016 - 13,422
Central FC - 10/19/2016 - 11,367
Minnesota - 6/14/2017 - 15,260
Dallas - 7/11/2017 - 15,016
San Jose - 8/9/2017 - 16,193