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

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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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