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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
TEAMGMSTOTALAVG.% CAP.PREV.%+/-GMS ('12) Dodgers502,211,45844,22979.0%40,9777.9%47 Cardinals431,802,78341,92595.3%41,8550.2%43 Giants451,874,10941,64799.4%41,673-0.1%45 Phillies471,823,46138,79788.9%44,747-13.3%44 Rockies471,622,21734,51568.4%33,9471.7%47 Nationals451,496,41333,25478.6%29,67812.0%40 Cubs481,584,01533,00080.5%37,499-12.0%42 Braves461,473,24632,02764.9%29,9696.9%45 Brewers481,507,58131,40875.0%34,978-10.2%47 Reds461,430,20131,09173.5%29,1236.8%43 D'Backs471,287,27727,38956.3%28,208-2.9%44 Mets441,172,83826,65563.6%29,384-9.3%45 Padres501,332,55926,65162.7%25,6853.8%45 Pirates501,278,70225,57466.7%25,4750.4%42 Marlins48836,00417,41746.5%28,443-38.8%48 NL TOTALS70422,732,86432,29173.2%32,751-1.4%712 MLB TOTALS1,41242,739,09730,26869.9%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).