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  • Reds Attendance Up 11% After Big Summer Crowds Boost Gate

    MLB attendance is down 1% as the final month of the season begins, with NL teams flat compared to the same period last season. The Reds, who were down double digits in June and were flat in attendance at the beginning of August, are now seeing an 11% increase from the same period in '09. The Rockies also continue to see a double-digit jump at Coors Field. In N.Y., the Mets are seeing a 15% drop in attendance during their second season at Citi Field. The Phillies lead all NL clubs with an average of 45,017 fans per game, which is up almost 2% from the same point in '09. The team also continues to fill Citizens Bank Park to 103% capacity. Listed below is team-by-team attendance for the NL through Aug. 31, with comparisons to the same period last year. See yesterday's issue of THE DAILY for AL figures (THE DAILY).

    MLB NATIONAL LEAGUE ATTENDANCE THROUGH AUGUST 31
    HOME TEAM
    GMS
    TOTAL
    AVG.
    % CAP.
    PREV.
    % +/-
    GMS
    ('09)
    Phillies
    65
    2,926,116
    45,017
    103.1%
    44,319
    1.6%
    64
    Dodgers
    68
    3,046,600
    44,803
    80.0%
    45,526
    -1.6%
    66
    Cardinals
    64
    2,622,503
    40,977
    93.2%
    40,870
    0.3%
    66
    Cubs
    68
    2,598,811
    38,218
    92.9%
    40,040
    -4.6%
    64
    Giants
    68
    2,531,349
    37,226
    88.8%
    35,570
    4.7%
    65
    Rockies
    63
    2,265,672
    35,963
    71.3%
    32,551
    10.5%
    62
    Brewers
    68
    2,357,519
    34,669
    82.7%
    38,157
    -9.1%
    65
    Mets
    63
    2,100,112
    33,335
    79.7%
    39,154
    -14.9%
    66
    Braves
    66
    2,003,853
    30,361
    61.0%
    29,400
    3.3%
    65
    Astros
    67
    1,891,178
    28,227
    68.9%
    30,696
    -8.0%
    65
    Padres
    64
    1,653,967
    25,843
    60.5%
    24,376
    6.0%
    68
    Reds
    67
    1,728,398
    25,797
    61.0%
    23,292
    10.8%
    66
    D'Backs
    68
    1,671,228
    24,577
    50.5%
    26,000
    -5.5%
    66
    Nationals
    65
    1,554,941
    23,922
    57.6%
    23,090
    3.6%
    65
    Pirates
    66
    1,324,679
    20,071
    52.3%
    19,417
    3.4%
    64
    Marlins*
    64
    1,151,505
    17,992
    47.8%
    17,853
    0.8%
    67
    NL TOTALS
    1,054
    33,428,431
    31,716
    72.2%
    31,851
    -0.4%
    1,044
    MLB TOTALS
    1,977
    59,765,828
    30,231
    69.6%
    30,509
    -0.9%
    1,956

    NOTES: Teams can exceed 100% capacity because of standing-room-only ticket sales. All attendance figures are based on totals posted immediately following games and may not reflect any subsequent adjustments made by teams or the league. * = Includes three designated Marlins home games vs. the Mets played in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in June.

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