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  • Marlins Attendance Down 36% While Pirates Remain Flat At PNC Park Despite Record

    Strong gains at the gate by the Nationals, Braves, Reds and Dodgers this season have been offset by sharp drops for the Marlins, Phillies and Cubs. The Dodgers have a comfortable lead over all MLB clubs in average attendance, with the gate at Chavez Ravine up nearly 10% through Aug. 12. Despite disappointing in the standings, the Nationals are seeing the biggest jump among NL clubs (+11%). The Marlins sophomore season at their new ballpark continues to be a struggle, with average attendance down 36%. Attendance at PNC Park is relatively flat for Pirates games, despite the team sitting atop the NL Central. The chart below lists team-by-team attendance for the NL through Aug. 12, with comparisons to the same period last season. See yesterday's issue for AL figures (THE DAILY).

    MLB NATIONAL LEAGUE ATTENDANCE THROUGH AUG. 12
    TEAM
    GMS
    TOTAL
    AVG.
    % CAP.
    PREV.
    %+/-
    GMS ('12)
    Dodgers
    60
    2,722,243
    45,371
    81.0%
    41,369
    9.7%
    58
    Cardinals
    56
    2,370,833
    42,336
    96.3%
    41,374
    2.3%
    57
    Giants**
    61
    2,541,350
    41,661
    99.4%
    41,734
    -0.2%
    58
    Phillies
    56
    2,156,670
    38,512
    88.2%
    44,459
    -13.4%
    59
    Rockies
    61
    2,142,922
    35,130
    69.6%
    33,864
    3.7%
    58
    Nationals
    62
    2,069,138
    33,373
    78.9%
    30,159
    10.7%
    53
    Cubs
    57
    1,892,015
    33,193
    80.9%
    37,173
    -10.7%
    55
    Braves
    57
    1,850,809
    32,470
    65.8%
    29,434
    10.3%
    58
    Reds
    57
    1,834,913
    32,191
    76.1%
    29,193
    10.3%
    56
    Brewers
    58
    1,829,488
    31,543
    75.3%
    34,991
    -9.9%
    59
    Padres
    58
    1,594,664
    27,494
    64.7%
    26,166
    5.1%
    57
    Mets
    57
    1,543,378
    27,077
    64.6%
    29,488
    -8.2%
    57
    Pirates
    60
    1,611,942
    26,866
    70.0%
    26,926
    -0.2%
    55
    D-Backs
    60
    1,604,544
    26,742
    55.0%
    27,842
    -3.9%
    57
    Marlins
    58
    1,054,525
    18,181
    48.6%
    28,388
    -36.0%
    57
    NL TOTALS*
    878
    28,819,434
    32,824
    74.3%
    32,781
    0.1%
    913
    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. ** = Totals include a July 4 Giants-Reds game being postponed by rain and made up as part of a doubleheader in S.F. on July 23.

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