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MLB Attendance Flat At Midpoint Of Season; Rangers, Indians Driving AL Gains

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 TEAM
GMS
TOTAL
AVG.
% CAP.
PREV.
% +/-
GMS ('10)
Yankees
49
2,173,619
44,360
88.1%
45,716
-3.0%
41
Twins
39
1,527,092
39,156
99.1%
39,336
-0.5%
43
Angels
48
1,872,101
39,002
85.9%
39,534
-1.3%
44
Red Sox
45
1,690,847
37,574
100.6%
37,593
0.0%
46
Rangers
49
1,804,475
36,826
74.9%
27,155
35.6%
50
Tigers
46
1,335,591
29,035
70.4%
30,290
-4.1%
45
White Sox
46
1,121,322
24,377
60.0%
25,379
-3.9%
46
Mariners
45
1,025,994
22,800
48.1%
27,389
-16.8%
45
Blue Jays
41
895,200
21,834
44.3%
19,866
9.9%
46
Orioles
43
935,325
21,752
47.3%
23,101
-5.8%
41
Indians
45
949,809
21,107
48.6%
16,231
30.0%
39
Royals
51
1,018,581
19,972
52.7%
20,755
-3.8%
39
A's
44
842,909
19,157
54.6%
18,256
4.9%
46
Rays
42
802,849
19,115
56.1%
22,047
-13.3%
46
AL TOTALS
633
17,995,714
28,429
66.6%
28,060
1.3%
617
MLB TOTALS
1,361
40,461,630
29,729
68.5%
29,636
0.3%
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.

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