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  • Phillies Continue MLB Attendance Lead; Pirates, Giants Maintain Strong Gains

    The Phillies continue to lead all MLB clubs in home attendance with 45,522 fans per game at Citizens Bank Park through Aug. 23, up 1.1% from the same period last year. The Pirates and Giants are seeing the biggest jumps at the gate among NL clubs, and are among only five MLB clubs seeing double-digit percentage gains at home. The Brewers also are seeing a healthy 6.5% jump at the gate while building a 10-game lead in the NL Central. The Dodgers are seeing the sharpest attendance drop in MLB, down 17.7% at Chavez Ravine. During their final season at Sun Life Stadium, the Marlins are tied for last among MLB clubs in terms of percent capacity for home games (46.8%). Listed below is NL attendance through Aug. 23, with comparisons to the same period last season. See yesterday's issue of THE DAILY for AL figures (THE DAILY).

    MLB NATIONAL LEAGUE ATTENDANCE THROUGH AUG. 23
    HOME TEAM
    GMS
    TOTAL
    AVG.
    % CAP.
    PREV.
    % +/-
    GMS ('10)
    Phillies
    66
    3,004,451
    45,522
    104.3%
    45,016
    1.1%
    62
    Giants
    61
    2,555,285
    41,890
    99.9%
    37,374
    12.1%
    61
    Cardinals
    61
    2,316,665
    37,978
    86.4%
    40,977
    -7.3%
    64
    Cubs
    67
    2,505,490
    37,395
    90.9%
    38,453
    -2.8%
    66
    Brewers
    63
    2,325,982
    36,920
    88.1%
    34,676
    6.5%
    62
    Dodgers
    65
    2,396,935
    36,876
    65.8%
    44,796
    -17.7%
    66
    Rockies
    67
    2,426,066
    36,210
    71.7%
    35,826
    1.1%
    58
    Mets
    59
    1,808,563
    30,654
    73.3%
    33,472
    -8.4%
    57
    Braves
    64
    1,893,551
    29,587
    59.7%
    30,407
    -2.7%
    61
    Reds
    64
    1,781,753
    27,840
    65.8%
    25,585
    8.8%
    62
    Astros
    65
    1,712,069
    26,340
    64.3%
    28,288
    -6.9%
    65
    Padres
    66
    1,708,626
    25,888
    60.6%
    25,668
    0.9%
    58
    Pirates
    66
    1,664,875
    25,225
    65.8%
    20,292
    24.3%
    64
    Nationals
    61
    1,479,595
    24,256
    58.4%
    24,029
    0.9%
    59
    D'Backs
    62
    1,497,624
    24,155
    49.7%
    24,799
    -2.6%
    66
    Marlins*
    67
    1,222,210
    18,242
    46.8%
    18,145
    0.5%
    62
    NL TOTALS
    1,024
    32,299,740
    31,543
    71.7%
    31,793
    -0.8%
    993
    MLB TOTALS
    1,916
    58,042,992
    30,294
    69.9%
    30,293
    0.0%
    1,865
                   

    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 MLB. * = Includes three designated Marlins home games against the Mariners played at Safeco Field in June due to a U2 concert that took place at Sun Life Stadium.

     

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