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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 31HOME TEAMGMSTOTALAVG.% CAP.PREV.% +/-GMS
Cubs682,598,81138,21892.9%40,040-4.6%64 Giants682,531,34937,22688.8%35,5704.7%65 Rockies632,265,67235,96371.3%32,55110.5%62 Brewers682,357,51934,66982.7%38,157-9.1%65 Mets632,100,11233,33579.7%39,154-14.9%66 Braves662,003,85330,36161.0%29,4003.3%65 Astros671,891,17828,22768.9%30,696-8.0%65 Padres641,653,96725,84360.5%24,3766.0%68 Reds671,728,39825,79761.0%23,29210.8%66 D'Backs681,671,22824,57750.5%26,000-5.5%66 Nationals651,554,94123,92257.6%23,0903.6%65 Pirates661,324,67920,07152.3%19,4173.4%64 Marlins*641,151,50517,99247.8%17,8530.8%67 NL TOTALS1,05433,428,43131,71672.2%31,851-0.4%1,044 MLB TOTALS1,97759,765,82830,23169.6%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.