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MLB Attendance Up 1.6%; Rays Up 24.2% At The Gate

MLB teams are averaging 30,687 fans per game through 667 games this season, up 1.6% from 30,203 fans per game through 293 games last year. In the AL, teams are averaging 28,169 fans per game, down 2.6%. The Yankees sit atop the AL with 51,389 fans per game, up 4.1% from the same period a year ago. In Boston, the Red Sox continue to find ways to pack Fenway Park (101% capacity), as attendance is up 2.6% from a year ago. The upstart Rays are seeing the largest gains at the turnstiles, up 24.2% after posting their best April record in franchise history, while the Rangers are seeing the biggest slide, off 23.2%. The following lists AL and MLB attendance through May 19, with comparisons to the same period in '07. See tomorrow's issue of THE DAILY for NL attendance (THE DAILY).

MLB AMERICAN LEAGUE ATTENDANCE THROUGH MAY 19
HOME TEAM
GMS
TOTAL
AVG.
% CAP.
PREV.
% +/-
GMS ('07)
Yankees
20
1,027,774
51,389
90.3%
49,372
4.1%
19
Angels
25
994,999
39,800
87.9%
40,878
-2.6%
22
Tigers
20
754,525
37,726
90.3%
32,723
15.3%
19
Red Sox
23
864,495
37,587
101.0%
36,641
2.6%
22
Mariners
24
627,095
26,129
55.1%
28,979
-9.8%
22
White Sox
16
412,635
25,790
63.5%
31,027
-16.9%
18
Blue Jays
19
484,224
25,485
51.4%
26,480
-3.8%
23
Twins
25
608,929
24,357
52.2%
27,210
-10.5%
23
Rangers
22
529,703
24,077
49.2%
31,346
-23.2%
19
Orioles
21
502,135
23,911
49.6%
22,767
5.0%
20
Indians
25
577,726
23,109
53.2%
21,192
9.0%
21
A's
22
430,126
19,551
55.8%
23,413
-16.5%
22
Royals
21
390,944
18,616
49.0%
18,077
3.0%
21
Rays*
24
442,702
18,446
56.4%
14,855
24.2%
22
AL TOTALS
307
8,648,012
28,169
64.6%
28,926
-2.6%
293
MLB TOTALS
667
20,468,213
30,687
69.2%
30,203
1.6%
634


* = Includes three designated Rays home games against the Blue Jays played in Orlando in April.

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