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  • Dodgers Lead MLB Teams In Attendance, While Phils, Cubs, Brewers See Decline

    NL clubs occupy the top three spots in terms of average attendance among all of MLB through the All-Star break. The Dodgers lead the pack with 44,229 fans per game, an 8% increase from the same period last year. The Cardinals and Giants rank second and third, respectively, among MLB teams at the gate. The Marlins continue to see the sharpest drop among all teams during the club's second season at Marlins Park, down 39%. Other NL clubs seeing double-digit percentage drops are the Phillies (-13%), Cubs (-12%) and Brewers (-10%). The Nationals are the only NL club seeing a double-digit percentage gain, up 12%. Listed below is team-by-team attendance for the NL, with comparisons to the same period last season. See yesterday's issue for figures from the AL (THE DAILY).

    MLB NATIONAL LEAGUE ATTENDANCE THROUGH THE ALL-STAR BREAK
    TEAM
    GMS
    TOTAL
    AVG.
    % CAP.
    PREV.
    %+/-
    GMS ('12)
    Dodgers
    50
    2,211,458
    44,229
    79.0%
    40,977
    7.9%
    47
    Cardinals
    43
    1,802,783
    41,925
    95.3%
    41,855
    0.2%
    43
    Giants
    45
    1,874,109
    41,647
    99.4%
    41,673
    -0.1%
    45
    Phillies
    47
    1,823,461
    38,797
    88.9%
    44,747
    -13.3%
    44
    Rockies
    47
    1,622,217
    34,515
    68.4%
    33,947
    1.7%
    47
    Nationals
    45
    1,496,413
    33,254
    78.6%
    29,678
    12.0%
    40
    Cubs
    48
    1,584,015
    33,000
    80.5%
    37,499
    -12.0%
    42
    Braves
    46
    1,473,246
    32,027
    64.9%
    29,969
    6.9%
    45
    Brewers
    48
    1,507,581
    31,408
    75.0%
    34,978
    -10.2%
    47
    Reds
    46
    1,430,201
    31,091
    73.5%
    29,123
    6.8%
    43
    D'Backs
    47
    1,287,277
    27,389
    56.3%
    28,208
    -2.9%
    44
    Mets
    44
    1,172,838
    26,655
    63.6%
    29,384
    -9.3%
    45
    Padres
    50
    1,332,559
    26,651
    62.7%
    25,685
    3.8%
    45
    Pirates
    50
    1,278,702
    25,574
    66.7%
    25,475
    0.4%
    42
    Marlins
    48
    836,004
    17,417
    46.5%
    28,443
    -38.8%
    48
    NL TOTALS
    704
    22,732,864
    32,291
    73.2%
    32,751
    -1.4%
    712
    MLB TOTALS
    1,412
    42,739,097
    30,268
    69.9%
    31,365
    -3.5%
    1,337
                   

    CHART 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 NL midseasons figure from '12 includes the Astros, who moved to the AL this season.

    THE GOOD LAND: The Brewers currently sit 15th among all MLB teams in average attendance after finishing the '12 season ranked 11th. Brewers Owner Mark Attanasio said, "While the numbers are down, this is still a strong attendance figure. There are a number of teams having good years on the field that would love to have our fan support, and we are grateful to the fans for that. Even in a down year in the standings, our fans' support ranks them at the top among all sports fans in my mind" (JSONLINE.com, 7/17).

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