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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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