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MLB Ticket Sales

(THROUGH AUG. 29)
Home team
Dates
Total
Avg.
% cap.
Previous
Change
Dates (2004)
Max.
Min.
90%+
50%-
Arizona Diamondbacks
66
1,699,368
25,748
52.5%
31,753
-18.9%
65
45,539
18,742
1
31
Atlanta Braves
62
1,975,428
31,862
63.6%
30,133
5.7%
64
52,274
16,584
3
11
Baltimore Orioles
68
2,202,477
32,389
67.1%
33,598
-3.6%
65
49,828
15,641
14
16
Boston Red Sox
60
2,109,235
35,154
102.3%
35,046
0.3%
65
35,670
33,702
60
0
Chicago Cubs
66
2,566,658
38,889
98.4%
39,264
-1.0%
65
40,488
36,791
66
0
Chicago White Sox
64
1,880,792
29,387
72.3%
25,417
15.6%
63
39,610
10,520
20
12
Cincinnati Reds
68
1,688,446
24,830
58.8%
29,495
-15.8%
64
42,794
15,262
2
20
Cleveland Indians
64
1,537,061
24,017
55.3%
23,040
4.2%
68
42,521
12,162
4
27
Colorado Rockies
67
1,621,760
24,205
48.0%
30,477
-20.6%
65
48,538
18,184
2
49
Detroit Tigers
64
1,719,965
26,874
65.4%
25,440
5.6%
64
44,105
10,463
8
17
Florida Marlins
67
1,523,507
22,739
62.6%
22,433
1.4%
64
57,405
11,416
4
17
Houston Astros
64
2,203,126
34,424
84.1%
37,798
-8.9%
66
43,596
23,882
21
0
Kansas City Royals
63
1,175,749
18,663
45.8%
21,766
-14.3%
64
41,788
10,133
2
42
Los Angeles Angels
65
2,738,152
42,125
93.4%
41,891
0.6%
66
44,109
35,077
52
0
Los Angeles Dodgers
65
2,990,869
46,013
82.2%
43,135
6.7%
64
55,892
32,004
19
0
Milwaukee Brewers
62
1,768,338
28,522
67.1%
26,598
7.2%
64
45,079
10,927
12
14
Minnesota Twins
65
1,731,003
26,631
58.6%
23,410
13.8%
66
48,764
14,344
6
22
New York Mets
64
2,304,316
36,005
62.8%
29,874
20.5%
63
55,953
16,874
7
15
New York Yankees
68
3,410,321
50,152
88.0%
49,150
2.0%
61
55,327
35,282
40
0
Oakland Athletics
65
1,698,117
26,125
59.8%
27,052
-3.4%
64
47,385
10,106
12
26
Philadelphia Phillies
67
2,257,837
33,699
76.9%
41,280
-18.4%
66
45,449
21,693
16
2
Pittsburgh Pirates
63
1,519,875
24,125
62.7%
21,665
11.4%
61
38,579
8,413
10
14
San Diego Padres
66
2,370,395
35,915
85.5%
36,972
-2.9%
66
43,876
20,966
30
1
San Francisco Giants
65
2,547,033
39,185
94.2%
40,147
-2.4%
66
43,069
33,666
43
0
Seattle Mariners
66
2,272,569
34,433
72.6%
36,371
-5.3%
65
46,249
22,428
7
1
St. Louis Cardinals
66
2,861,268
43,353
86.1%
38,055
13.9%
65
50,372
26,026
31
0
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
69
957,553
13,878
31.5%
15,597
-11.0%
64
33,220
8,308
1
63
Texas Rangers
65
2,084,026
32,062
65.6%
32,814
-2.3%
62
50,492
19,112
8
12
Toronto Blue Jays
62
1,522,791
24,561
48.6%
21,939
12.0%
66
50,560
13,839
3
45
Washington Nationals
62
2,129,290
34,343
60.6%
9,435
264.0%
65
45,596
23,332
0
12
TOTALS
1,948
61,067,325
31,349
68.7%
30,706
2.1%
1,936
57,405
8,308
504
469
% cap. — Tickets sold as a percentage of seats available at home games.
Previous — Last season’s average on same date.
Change — Difference between current average and last season’s average.
Max. — Highest single-game ticket-sales count for current season.
Min. — Lowest single-game ticket-sales count for current season.
90%+ — Number of current-season games with tickets sold for at least 90 percent of available seats.
50%- — Number of current-season games with tickets sold for less than 50 percent of availabale seats.
Notes: Teams can exceed 100% capacity because of standing-room-only ticket sales. Data based on sales totals posted immediately following games. It does not reflect any subsequent adjustments made by teams and leagues Source:Timothy Brandt, for Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal

LEADERS
Total ticket sales
New York Yankees
3,410,321
Los Angeles Dodgers
2,990,869
St. Louis Cardinals
2,861,268
Average per game
New York Yankees
50,152
Los Angeles Dodgers
46,013
St. Louis Cardinals
43,353
Percent of capacity sold
Boston Red Sox
102.3%
Chicago Cubs
98.4%
San Francisco Giants
94.2%
Gain from last season
Washington Nationals
264.0%
New York Mets
20.5%
Chicago White Sox
15.6%
Loss from last season
Colorado Rockies
-20.6%
Arizona Diamondbacks
-18.9%
Philadelphia Phillies
-18.4%
Sales of 90% or more
Chicago Cubs
66
Boston Red Sox
60
Los Angeles Angels
52
Sales of 50% or less
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
63
Colorado Rockies
49
Toronto Blue Jays
45

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