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  • MLB Avg. Attendance Down 1%, With 16 Extra Rainouts Compared To Last Season

    MLB teams averaged 30,514 fans per game this season, down around 1% from '12. However, this season's average is still ahead of the final figures from '09-11. Teams filled MLB ballparks to just over 70% capacity during the 2,426 dates this season. Among AL clubs, the Yankees led the way with 40,489 fans per game, but were down 7%. The Twins, Rangers and White Sox also saw sharp drops at the gate. Despite finishing last in the AL East, the Blue Jays led all MLB clubs in gains at the gate (+21%). Also seeing strong gains were the Orioles and A’s (THE DAILY). With last night's AL tiebreaker, MLB ended the '13 regular season with a total attendance of 74.03 million, down 1%. The total attendance decrease is the first for the league since '10. MLB attendance was hampered by 34 rainouts before the All-Star break this season, far exceeding the 21 posted for all of the '12 season. MLB had just three more rainouts in the second-half of the '13 season, allowing it to close the gap somewhat on last year's pace. With this year's total, MLB also extends a run in which the last 10 years have represented the 10 best-attended seasons in league history (Eric Fisher, Staff Writer).

    MLB AVERAGE ATTENDANCE TREND
    SEASON
    AVG.
    SEASON
    AVG.
    '13
    30,514
    '08
    32,528
    '12
    30,895
    '07
    32,785
    '11
    30,362
    '06
    31,423
    '10
    30,138
    '05
    30,987
    '09
    30,330
    '04
    30,401
           
    MLB AMERICAN LEAGUE REGULAR-SEASON ATTENDNCE
    TEAM
    DATES
    TOTAL
    AVG.
    % CAP.
    PREV.
    %+/-
    DATES ('12)
    Yankees
    81
    3,279,589
    40,489
    80.5%
    43,733
    -7.4%
    81
    Rangers*
    82
    3,178,273
    38,759
    81.6%
    42,720
    -9.3%
    81
    Tigers
    81
    3,083,397
    38,067
    92.3%
    37,383
    1.8%
    81
    Angels
    81
    3,019,505
    37,278
    82.0%
    37,800
    -1.4%
    81
    Red Sox
    81
    2,833,333
    34,979
    93.5%
    37,568
    -6.9%
    81
    Blue Jays
    81
    2,536,562
    31,316
    63.5%
    25,922
    20.8%
    81
    Twins
    81
    2,477,644
    30,588
    78.4%
    34,276
    -10.8%
    81
    Orioles
    81
    2,357,561
    29,106
    63.3%
    26,611
    9.4%
    79
    Athletics
    81
    1,809,302
    22,337
    63.7%
    20,729
    7.8%
    81
    White Sox
    80
    1,768,413
    22,105
    54.4%
    24,271
    -8.9%
    81
    Mariners
    81
    1,761,546
    21,747
    45.8%
    21,258
    2.3%
    81
    Royals
    81
    1,750,754
    21,614
    57.0%
    21,748
    -0.6%
    80
    Astros**
    81
    1,651,883
    20,394
    48.5%
    19,849
    2.7%
    81
    Indians
    80
    1,572,926
    19,662
    46.5%
    19,797
    -0.7%
    81
    Rays
    81
    1,510,300
    18,646
    54.7%
    19,255
    -3.2%
    81
    AL TOTALS
    1,214
    34,590,988
    28,493
    67.2%
    29,517
    -3.5%
    1,131
    MLB TOTALS
    2,426
    74,026,895
    30,514
    70.6%
    30,895
    -1.2%
    2,423
                   

    NOTES: * = Includes a tiebreaker hosted by the Rangers to determine the second AL Wild Card spot. ** = The Astros were moved from the NL to the AL for the '13 season. NL totals include figures for the Astros from last season.

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