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THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY TURNSTILE TRACKER

     TODAY: MLB American League Attendance Through September 14

       
'97 YEAR-TO-DATE
COMPARISONS
TEAM
HOME DATES
AVG.
TOTAL
%CAP
'96 AVG.
% +/-
'95 AVG.
% +/
BAL
71
45,889
3,258,124
95%
44,876
+ 2%
43,034
+ 7%
CLE^
73
42,523
3,104,175
98%
41,974
+ 1%
40,039
+ 6%
SEA
75
38,674
2,900,539
65%
32,657
+18%
22,510
+72%
TEX
73
37,397
2,729,954
76%
35,427
+ 6%
27,582
+36%
TOR
75
31,899
2,392,447
63%
31,445
+ 1%
39,257
-19%
NYY
70
33,645
2,355,151
58%
27,329
+23%
24,361
+38%
BOS
75
27,854
2,089,074
82%
28,258
- 1%
30,061
- 7%
CHI
72
24,301
1,749,646
55%
21,624
+12%
22,673
+ 7%
ANA^
73
22,130
1,615,477
65%
22,900
- 3%
24,287
- 9%
KC
72
20,014
1,441,042
49%
18,266
+ 9%
17,622
+14%
MIL
71
18,869
1,339,716
35%
16,874
+12%
15,318
+23%
MIN^
75
17,641
1,323,052
36%
17,940
- 2%
14,690
+21%
DET^
73
16,804
1,226,723
36%
15,301
+10%
16,634
+ 1%
OAK^
72
16,103
1,159,406
37%
13,852
+16%
16,540
- 3%
AL
1020
28,122
28,684,526
60%
26,360
+ 7%
25,359
+11%
NOTES: (^) Oakland's first six home games in '96 were played at 9,300-seat Cashman Field in Las Vegas. Both Oakland and Cleveland have increased capacity slightly from '96, while Minnesota and Detroit have decreased capacity. Anaheim Stadium, currently being renovated, has capacity listed at 34,000, down from 64,406 in '96. The '96 comparison is of average attendance through the same number of dates. Due to the shortened '95 season, the '95 comparison is of final season average. -30-
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