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MLB Attendance Up 6.2%; NL Has Six Clubs With Double-Digit Percentage Gains

MLB teams are averaging 29,943 fans per game to date, up 6.2% compared to the same period last year. The Phillies lead all teams with 44,981 fans per game at Citizens Bank Park. That figure is at 103% capacity for the venue, but average attendance is down slightly from the same period in '11. The Marlins are seeing the biggest MLB gains during the club's first season in their new downtown Miami ballpark, with average attendance up 69.6% to date. Other NL clubs seeing double-digit gains at the gate are the Cardinals, D'Backs, Nationals, Reds and Pirates. The Astros are seeing the sharpest drop to date among NL clubs, down 9.3% at Minute Maid Park. Listed below is team-by-team attendance for NL clubs through May 22 compared to the same period last season. See tomorrow's issue for AL club figures (THE DAILY).

MLB NATIONAL LEAGUE ATTENDANCE THROUGH MAY 22
HOME TEAM
GMS
TOTAL
AVG.
% CAP.
PREV.
% +/-
GMS ('11)
Phillies
23
1,034,570
44,981
103.0%
45,431
-1.0%
25
Cardinals
19
798,951
42,050
95.6%
36,512
15.2%
23
Giants
22
912,588
41,481
99.0%
41,858
-0.9%
18
Dodgers
23
899,741
39,119
69.9%
36,361
7.6%
25
Cubs
24
894,845
37,285
90.9%
35,030
6.4%
22
Brewers
23
812,875
35,342
84.3%
33,922
4.2%
22
Rockies
23
741,125
32,223
63.9%
33,965
-5.1%
21
Marlins*
18
524,335
29,130
77.8%
17,180
69.6%
26
Mets
19
525,987
27,684
66.2%
28,566
-3.1%
21
D'Backs
21
576,884
27,471
56.5%
23,515
16.8%
26
Nationals
23
628,615
27,331
65.8%
20,601
32.7%
19
Braves
17
451,793
26,576
53.7%
26,893
-1.2%
22
Reds
19
501,984
26,420
62.4%
23,204
13.9%
26
Padres
28
681,826
24,351
57.0%
26,368
-7.6%
26
Astros
25
575,092
23,004
56.1%
25,370
-9.3%
22
Pirates
19
425,812
22,411
58.4%
18,725
19.7%
21
NL TOTALS
346
10,987,023
31,754
72.3%
29,451
7.8%
365
MLB TOTALS
645
19,313,323
29,943
69.1%
28,189
6.2%
690
               

NOTES: All attendance data is based on totals posted immediately following games. Figures do not reflect any subsequent adjustments made by teams or the league. * = The Marlins played last season at Sun Life Stadium.

 

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