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Tigers, Blue Jays, Royals Seeing Home Attendance Up Over 20%

Three AL clubs are seeing average home attendance gains of over 20% through May 22, including the Tigers, whose attendance is up 35.8% at Comerica Park. Also seeing big gains are the Blue Jays (+22.4%) and the Royals (+21.4%). The Rangers top all AL clubs with 43,470 fans per game, up 17.7% from the same period last season. Meanwhile, three AL clubs are seeing double-digit percentage drops in attendance to date. Despite the offseason acquisition of 1B Albert Pujols, the Angels join the Twins and Indians as seeing attendance drop sharply with around a quarter of the season played. Listed below is team-by-team attendance for AL clubs through May 22, with comparisons to the same period last year. See yesterday's issue for NL attendance (THE DAILY).

MLB AMERICAN LEAGUE ATTENDANCE THROUGH MAY 22
HOME TEAM
GMS
TOTAL
AVG.
% CAP.
PREV.
% +/-
GMS ('11)
Rangers
20
869,393
43,470
90.2%
36,917
17.7%
24
Yankees
24
983,333
40,972
81.5%
42,919
-4.5%
27
Red Sox
20
751,280
37,564
100.5%
37,427
0.4%
26
Tigers
23
809,633
35,201
85.3%
25,928
35.8%
19
Angels
21
705,202
33,581
73.1%
38,954
-13.8%
22
Twins
20
670,380
33,519
84.9%
38,649
-13.3%
15
Blue Jays
22
558,692
25,395
51.5%
20,752
22.4%
22
Royals
22
502,285
22,831
60.2%
18,803
21.4%
30
Orioles
22
491,957
22,362
48.6%
21,551
3.8%
25
White Sox
20
405,631
20,282
49.9%
22,425
-9.6%
23
Rays
23
463,726
20,162
59.2%
18,021
11.9%
24
Mariners
17
338,577
19,916
41.6%
19,151
4.0%
23
A's*
21
396,091
18,861
52.5%
17,852
5.7%
23
Indians
24
380,120
15,838
36.5%
17,954
-11.8%
22
AL TOTALS
299
8,326,300
27,847
65.3%
26,772
4.0%
325
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. * = A's home attendance includes two games vs. the Mariners played in Tokyo in March to open the season.

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