Quote of the Day

"We can't really counter what they're offering. It feels, right now, like if we don't give everything that they want, it doesn't really matter. "
-- Red Wings LW Henrik Zetterberg, on the NHL lockout. (FREEP.com, 10/3)
Thursday October 4, 2012 Vol. 19 — No. 17 Print This Issue

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  • Swing For The Fences

    MLB teams averaged 30,895 fans per game this season, marking the league's best attendance mark since the '08 season. The league average was up 1.8% from last year's figure. The Phillies again led all teams with 44,021 fans per game at the gate. The Marlins led the league in gains after the team's move from Sun Life Stadium to new Marlins Park (+44%). Also seeing significant gains were the playoff-bound Nationals (+21%), Orioles (+21%) and Rangers (+17%). Eight clubs in total saw a double-digit percentage increase in average attendance. Sixteen clubs saw some sort of attendance drop off this season. The Astros saw the sharpest drop (-22%). Listed below is team-by-team attendance for all MLB clubs during the '12 season, with comparisons to l ...

  • Howdy, Partners

    NHL meets with sponsors to soothe lockout concerns.

  • Getting Miggy With It?

    Endorsement windfall may not await Cabrera despite Crown.

  • 'Cane Mutiny

    Miami AD Eichorst leaves after just 18 months for Nebraska.

  • Working For The Weekend

    The NFL is facing a growing backlash from players against Thursday night games.

  • Desert Bloom

    New BNP Paribas Open CEO unveils plans to grow attendance to 500,000 in the next five years.

  • Farmers' Almanac

    AEG, L.A. execs officially sign off on NFL stadium.

  • Box And One

    Redbox rolling out new ticketing service in Philly.

  • World Market

    The IMG Sports Marketing Symposium concludes in N.Y.

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