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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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