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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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