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MLB Attendance Down Just Over 2%; Orioles Lead All Teams In Gains

MLB teams are averaging 30,792 fans per game through Aug. 12, down just over 2% compared to the same period last season. The Orioles lead all MLB teams in gains to date, up 15% at Camden Yards. The Blue Jays and A's are also seeing strong gains, with both clubs up nearly 14% at home. Despite a strong record, the Rays rank last in attendance in the AL and are down 10% at the gate. The Rangers and Twins are also seeing a 10% drop at home. The Astros, Mariners and Indians are the only AL clubs averaging less than 50% capacity at home. Listed below is team-by-team attendance for the AL through Aug. 12, with comparisons to the same period last season. See tomorrow's issue for NL figures (THE DAILY).

MLB AMERICAN LEAGUE ATTENDANCE THROUGH JULY 12
TEAM
GMS
TOTAL
AVG.
% CAP.
PREV.
%+/-
GMS ('12)
Yankees
58
2,330,618
40,183
79.9%
43,298
-7.2%
56
Rangers
57
2,238,457
39,271
81.6%
43,608
-9.9%
58
Tigers
56
2,112,467
37,723
91.4%
37,720
0.0%
56
Angels
62
2,303,275
37,150
81.7%
37,556
-1.1%
55
Red Sox
60
2,071,811
34,530
92.3%
37,616
-8.2%
63
Blue Jays
60
1,931,062
32,184
65.3%
28,346
13.5%
54
Twins
54
1,709,127
31,651
81.1%
35,200
-10.1%
58
Orioles
58
1,722,044
29,690
64.6%
25,842
14.9%
57
Athletics
55
1,291,582
23,483
67.0%
20,649
13.7%
60
White Sox
57
1,322,150
23,196
57.1%
24,432
-5.1%
58
Mariners
63
1,457,490
23,135
48.7%
22,710
1.9%
54
Royals
59
1,310,964
22,220
58.6%
23,126
-3.9%
53
Indians
62
1,245,345
20,086
47.6%
20,677
-2.9%
59
Astros*
62
1,224,984
19,758
47.0%
21,283
-7.2%
59
Rays
58
1,071,608
18,476
54.2%
20,572
-10.2%
59
AL TOTALS
881
25,342,984
28,766
67.7%
30,111
-4.5%
800
MLB TOTALS
1,759
54,162,418
30,792
71.1%
31,534
-2.4%
1,713
 

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 Astros were moved from the NL to the AL beginning with the '13 season. NL totals include figures for the Astros from last season.

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