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Blue Jays, Rangers, A's Up Big At The Gate, But AL Attendance Still Down

The Blue Jays, Rangers and A's are the only AL clubs seeing home attendance gains through May 10, and all three teams are seeing double-digit percentage growth during that time period. Blue Jays attendance is up nearly 46% through 16 home games at Rogers Centre, while the Rangers have seen attendance jump 35% in Arlington. A's attendance has also picked up at Overstock.com Coliseum, with the team's home gate up 14.5%. However, AL clubs overall are down 2.1% at the gate compared to the same period last year. Three teams -- the Orioles, Mariners and Rays -- are seeing double-digit percentage drops at the gate. Listed below is team-by-team attendance for the AL through May 10, with comparisons to the same period last year. See yesterday's issue of THE DAILY for figures from NL clubs (THE DAILY).
MLB AMERICAN LEAGUE ATTENDANCE THROUGH MAY 10
HOME TEAM
GMS
TOTAL
AVG.
% CAP.
PREV.
% +/-
GMS ('10)
Yankees
19
788,427
41,496
82.4%
44,269
-6.3%
12
Angels
18
694,007
38,556
84.9%
39,342
-2.0%
18
Twins
11
422,755
38,432
97.3%
38,657
-0.6%
16
Red Sox
20
748,374
37,419
100.3%
37,505
-0.2%
21
Rangers
21
744,066
35,432
72.1%
26,205
35.2%
17
Tigers
16
400,900
25,056
60.7%
27,030
-7.3%
13
White Sox
16
354,888
22,181
54.6%
22,843
-2.9%
19
Blue Jays
16
353,919
22,120
44.9%
15,208
45.5%
17
Orioles
18
371,429
20,635
44.9%
24,163
-14.6%
12
Mariners
19
374,238
19,697
41.5%
25,944
-24.1%
18
A's
16
300,671
18,792
53.6%
16,415
14.5%
20
Royals
23
420,745
18,293
48.3%
19,816
-7.7%
12
Rays
19
309,922
16,312
47.9%
23,065
-29.3%
15
Indians
16
227,683
14,230
32.8%
14,661
-2.9%
14
AL TOTALS
248
6,512,024
26,258
61.5%
26,827
-2.1%
224
MLB TOTALS
528
14,684,840
27,812
64.2%
28,105
-1.0%
477
 
 

 

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