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MLB teams are averaging 29,729 fans per game at the midpoint of the '11 season, flat compared to the same period last year. AL teams are seeing a 1.3% jump at the gate, fueled by big gains from the Rangers and Indians. Attendance at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington is up an MLB-best 35.6% on the heels of the club's World Series appearance, while the Indians' surprising start has led to a 30% jump at the gate at Progressive Field. The Yankees lead all AL teams with 44,360 fans per game, down 3%. The Mariners and Rays are seeing the sharpest declines -- down 16.8% and 13.3%, respectively. Listed below is attendance for the AL through July 10, with comparisons to the same period last year. See tomorrow's issue of THE DAILY for a breakdown of NL teams (THE DAILY).MLB AMERICAN LEAGUE ATTENDANCE THROUGH ALL-STAR BREAK
HOME TEAMGMSTOTALAVG.% CAP.PREV.% +/-GMS ('10) Yankees492,173,61944,36088.1%45,716-3.0%41 Twins391,527,09239,15699.1%39,336-0.5%43 Angels481,872,10139,00285.9%39,534-1.3%44 Red Sox451,690,84737,574100.6%37,5930.0%46 Rangers491,804,47536,82674.9%27,15535.6%50 Tigers461,335,59129,03570.4%30,290-4.1%45 White Sox461,121,32224,37760.0%25,379-3.9%46 Mariners451,025,99422,80048.1%27,389-16.8%45 Blue Jays41895,20021,83444.3%19,8669.9%46 Orioles43935,32521,75247.3%23,101-5.8%41 Indians45949,80921,10748.6%16,23130.0%39 Royals511,018,58119,97252.7%20,755-3.8%39 A's44842,90919,15754.6%18,2564.9%46 Rays42802,84919,11556.1%22,047-13.3%46 AL TOTALS63317,995,71428,42966.6%28,0601.3%617 MLB TOTALS1,36140,461,63029,72968.5%29,6360.3%1,322
NOTES: Teams can exceed 100% capacity because of standing-room-only tickets. All attendance figures are based on totals posted immediately following games. Figures may not reflect any subsequent adjustments made by teams or leagues.