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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
TEAMDATESTOTALAVG.% CAP.PREV.%+/-DATES ('12) Dodgers813,743,52746,21682.5%41,04012.6%81 Cardinals813,369,76941,60294.6%40,2733.3%81 Giants813,369,10641,59499.2%41,696-0.2%81 Phillies813,012,40337,19085.2%44,021-15.5%81 Rockies812,793,82834,49268.3%32,4756.2%81 Nationals812,652,42232,74678.3%30,0109.1%79 Cubs812,642,68232,62679.5%35,590-8.3%81 Braves812,548,67931,46563.7%29,8795.3%81 Brewers812,531,10531,24874.6%34,955-10.6%81 Reds802,492,05931,15173.6%28,9787.5%81 Pirates802,256,86228,21173.5%26,1497.9%80 Padres812,166,69126,74962.9%26,2192.0%81 Mets802,135,65726,69663.7%28,035-4.8%80 D-Backs812,134,79526,35554.2%26,884-2.0%81 Marlins811,586,32219,58452.3%27,401-28.5%81 NL TOTALS*1,21239,435,90732,53873.8%32,1021.4%1,292 MLB TOTALS2,42674,026,89530,51470.6%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.