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  • Dodgers Sees 13% Increase In Attendance, Top MLB For First Time Since '09

    The Dodgers averaged 46,216 fans per game during the '13 regular season, up 13% from last year and marking the first time the club has led MLB at the gate since '09. Also seeing strong gains were the Nationals (+9%), who had the club's best attendance since their inaugural season in '05. The Pirates were up around 8% at PNC Park and drew the club's best attendance figure since the venue's inaugural season in '01. Attendance at Great American Ball Park was up 7.5% for Reds games, with the average of 31,151 setting a record for the venue (opened in '03). Three NL clubs saw double-digit percentage drops at the gate. The Marlins' average of 19,584 was down 28.5% during the second season in a new ballpark. The team averaged 19,007 for its final season at Sun Life Stadium in '11. The Phillies (-15.5%) and Brewers (-11%) also saw sharp drops. Listed below is team-by-team NL attendance, with comparisons to last season. See yesterday's issue for an MLB attendance trend from recent years and AL team figures for the '13 regular season (THE DAILY).

    MLB NATIONAL LEAGUE REGULAR-SEASON ATTENDANCE
    TEAM
    DATES
    TOTAL
    AVG.
    % CAP.
    PREV.
    %+/-
    DATES ('12)
    Dodgers
    81
    3,743,527
    46,216
    82.5%
    41,040
    12.6%
    81
    Cardinals
    81
    3,369,769
    41,602
    94.6%
    40,273
    3.3%
    81
    Giants
    81
    3,369,106
    41,594
    99.2%
    41,696
    -0.2%
    81
    Phillies
    81
    3,012,403
    37,190
    85.2%
    44,021
    -15.5%
    81
    Rockies
    81
    2,793,828
    34,492
    68.3%
    32,475
    6.2%
    81
    Nationals
    81
    2,652,422
    32,746
    78.3%
    30,010
    9.1%
    79
    Cubs
    81
    2,642,682
    32,626
    79.5%
    35,590
    -8.3%
    81
    Braves
    81
    2,548,679
    31,465
    63.7%
    29,879
    5.3%
    81
    Brewers
    81
    2,531,105
    31,248
    74.6%
    34,955
    -10.6%
    81
    Reds
    80
    2,492,059
    31,151
    73.6%
    28,978
    7.5%
    81
    Pirates
    80
    2,256,862
    28,211
    73.5%
    26,149
    7.9%
    80
    Padres
    81
    2,166,691
    26,749
    62.9%
    26,219
    2.0%
    81
    Mets
    80
    2,135,657
    26,696
    63.7%
    28,035
    -4.8%
    80
    D-Backs
    81
    2,134,795
    26,355
    54.2%
    26,884
    -2.0%
    81
    Marlins
    81
    1,586,322
    19,584
    52.3%
    27,401
    -28.5%
    81
    NL TOTALS*
    1,212
    39,435,907
    32,538
    73.8%
    32,102
    1.4%
    1,292
    MLB TOTALS
    2,426
    74,026,895
    30,514
    70.6%
    30,895
    -1.2%
    2,423
     

    NOTES: * = The Astros were moved from the NL to the AL for the '13 season. The '12 NL total includes figures for the Astros.

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