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     TODAY: Final MLB AL Attendance For '97

       
'97 YEAR-TO-DATE
COMPARISONS
TEAM
HOME DATES
AVG.
TOTAL
%CAP
'96 AVG.
% +/-
'95 AVG.
% +/
BAL
81
45,816
3,711,132
95%
45,024
+ 2%
43,034
+ 6%
CLE^
80
42,559
3,404,750
98%
41,477
+ 3%
40,039
+ 6%
SEA
81
39,494
3,198,995
67%
33,628
+17%
22,510
+75%
TEX
80
36,815
2,945,228
75%
36,113
+ 2%
27,582
+33%
TOR
81
31,967
2,589,297
63%
31,600
+ 1%
39,257
-19%
NYY
78
33,083
2,580,445
58%
28,857
+15%
24,361
+39%
BOS
80
27,827
2,226,137
82%
28,533
- 2%
30,061
- 7%
CHI
78
23,913
1,865,222
54%
21,288
+12%
22,673
+ 5%
ANA^
81
21,819
1,767,324
64%
22,476
- 3%
24,287
-10%
KC
77
19,710
1,517,638
49%
17,996
+10%
17,622
+12%
MIL
78
18,513
1,444,027
35%
17,015
+ 9%
15,318
+21%
MIN^
81
17,421
1,411,064
36%
17,745
- 2%
14,690
+19%
DET^
79
17,280
1,365,157
37%
14,462
+23%
16,634
+ 4%
OAK^
79
15,965
1,261,219
37%
14,100
+13%
16,540
- 3%
AL
1114
28,086
31,287,634
60%
26,534
+ 6%
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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