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  • MLB Attendance Up 5.1%; Tigers, Orioles, Blue Jays See Big Gains At The Gate

    MLB teams are averaging 31,243 fans per game through the All-Star break, up 5.1% from the same period last year. The Rangers are leading the AL with 43,608 fans per game, which ranks second among all MLB clubs. That figure is up 18.4% from the halfway mark last season. The Tigers are seeing the biggest gains among AL clubs at the gate, up 27.0% at Comerica Park. The Orioles (+21.3%) and Blue Jays (+20.8%) are also seeing strong upticks in attendance. Despite remaining in contention for a playoff spot, the Indians' attendance at Progressive Field is down 8.8% to date. The Twins are seeing the sharpest drop among AL clubs, down 10.9% at Target Field. Listed below is team-by-team attendance for the AL through July 7, with comparisons to the same period last season. See tomorrow's issue for NL figures (THE DAILY).

    MLB AMERICAN LEAGUE ATTENDANCE THROUGH THE ALL-STAR BREAK
    TEAM
    GMS
    TOTAL
    AVG.
    % CAP.
    PREV.
    %+/-
    GMS ('11)
    Rangers
    45
    1,962,357
    43,608
    90.5%
    36,826
    18.4%
    49
    Yankees
    41
    1,731,631
    42,235
    84.0%
    44,360
    -4.8%
    49
    Red Sox
    46
    1,728,775
    37,582
    100.5%
    37,574
    0.0%
    45
    Angels
    43
    1,600,084
    37,211
    81.0%
    39,002
    -4.6%
    48
    Tigers
    42
    1,548,377
    36,866
    89.4%
    29,035
    27.0%
    46
    Twins
    42
    1,465,988
    34,904
    88.4%
    39,156
    -10.9%
    39
    Blue Jays
    42
    1,107,908
    26,379
    53.5%
    21,834
    20.8%
    41
    Orioles
    41
    1,081,351
    26,374
    57.4%
    21,752
    21.3%
    43
    Royals
    37
    871,677
    23,559
    62.2%
    19,981
    17.9%
    51
    White Sox
    46
    1,062,196
    23,091
    56.9%
    24,377
    -5.3%
    46
    Mariners
    41
    899,531
    21,940
    45.8%
    22,812
    -3.8%
    45
    A's*
    44
    924,491
    21,011
    59.2%
    19,157
    9.7%
    44
    Rays
    43
    885,060
    20,583
    60.4%
    19,115
    7.7%
    42
    Indians
    45
    866,535
    19,256
    44.3%
    21,107
    -8.8%
    45
    AL TOTALS
    598
    17,735,961
    29,659
    69.6%
    28,431
    4.3%
    633
    MLB TOTALS
    1,280
    39,990,587
    31,243
    72.2%
    29,723
    5.1%
    1,361
     

    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. * = Includes two A's home games vs. the Mariners played in Tokyo in March to open the season.

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