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  • Marlins, Nationals Lead NL Attendance Gains, While Phillies Top All Clubs In Average

    Five NL clubs are seeing double-digit percentage growth at the gate this season, led by the Marlins (+65.7%) and the Nationals (+26.9%). The Marlins have seen average attendance grow from 17,101 to 28,330 during the team's first season at Marlins Park. The Phillies continue to lead all MLB clubs in attendance with 44,747 fans per game, packing Citizens Bank Park to 102.5% capacity. The Astros are seeing the sharpest drop among all clubs, down 16.4% at Minute Maid Park. Listed below is team-by-team attendance for NL clubs through July 7, with comparisons to the same period last year. See yesterday's issue for AL figures (THE DAILY).

    MLB NATIONAL LEAGUE ATTENDANCE THROUGH THE ALL-STAR BREAK
    TEAM
    GMS
    TOTAL
    AVG.
    % CAP.
    PREV.
    %+/-
    GMS ('11)
    Phillies
    44
    1,968,859
    44,747
    102.5%
    45,482
    -1.6%
    49
    Cardinals
    43
    1,799,763
    41,855
    95.2%
    37,697
    11.0%
    46
    Giants
    42
    1,748,735
    41,637
    99.3%
    41,736
    -0.2%
    44
    Dodgers
    43
    1,756,096
    40,839
    72.9%
    36,603
    11.6%
    50
    Cubs
    39
    1,463,363
    37,522
    91.5%
    36,596
    2.5%
    46
    Brewers
    43
    1,501,369
    34,916
    83.3%
    35,436
    -1.5%
    47
    Rockies
    43
    1,464,407
    34,056
    67.6%
    35,050
    -2.8%
    44
    Braves
    42
    1,255,637
    29,896
    60.4%
    28,124
    6.3%
    44
    Nationals
    40
    1,187,114
    29,678
    71.5%
    23,392
    26.9%
    44
    Mets
    45
    1,322,300
    29,384
    70.3%
    30,154
    -2.6%
    40
    Reds
    39
    1,107,469
    28,397
    67.1%
    26,730
    6.2%
    44
    Marlins*
    44
    1,246,504
    28,330
    75.7%
    17,101
    65.7%
    50
    D'Backs
    44
    1,241,130
    28,208
    58.0%
    23,951
    17.8%
    42
    Padres
    44
    1,129,714
    25,675
    60.1%
    24,474
    4.9%
    46
    Pirates
    42
    1,069,946
    25,475
    66.4%
    23,578
    8.0%
    45
    Astros
    45
    992,220
    22,049
    53.8%
    26,364
    -16.4%
    47
    NL TOTALS
    682
    22,254,626
    32,631
    74.3%
    30,847
    5.8%
    728
    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. * = The Marlins moved to the new Marlins Park from Sun Life Stadium following the '11 season.

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