Global Baseball Attendance Hits 146 Million, With MLB Leading Way
Professional baseball sold 146 million global tickets in '13, with the U.S. and Japan's domestic leagues topping the list. MLB saw a total attendance of 74 milllion fans in '13, the most of any league globally. The Korea Baseball Organization saw a loss of attendance in '13, from 7 to 6.7 million. The Chinese Professional Baseball League saw a 149% attendance increase to 1.5 million (World Baseball Softball Confederation).