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Written by Maury Brown   
Thursday, 08 October 2009 12:07

MLB Postseason

The first three games of MLB’s 2009 postseason are in the books, and with it, sees an increase of 18,892 over the same number of games last season. The increase can be attributed to the Cubs being out of the mix this year – Wrigley Field’s small seating capacity.

In terms of seating capacity, two games were sellouts (Dodger Stadium, Citizens Bank Park). The Yankees, after missing the playoffs last season, made their postseason return this year in new Yankee Stadium filling it to 94.7 percent of capacity (based on regular season seating capacity).

Both the 2008 and 2009 postseasons started on a Weds., but this year, due to the World Baseball Classic shifting the regular season start, the postseason started one week later than 2008.

Below is a breakdown of Day 1 of the Division Series from last season to this:

Year

Date

Ballpark

Score

Game #

Series

Attendance

% of Capacity

2008

Oct 1

Citizens Bank Park

Brewers - 1
Phillies - 3

Game 1

NLDS 1

45,929

105.2

Oct 1

Wrigley Field

Dodgers - 7
Cubs - 2

Game 1

NLDS 2

42,099

102.3

Oct 1

Angel Stadium of Anaheim

Red Sox - 4
Angels - 1

Game 1

ALCS 1

44,996

99.4

 

Year

Date

Ballpark

Score

Game #

Series

Attendance

% of Capacity

2009

Oct 7

Citizens Bank Park

Rockies - 1
Phillies - 5

Game 1

NLDS 1

46,452

106.4

Oct 7

Yankee Stadium

Twins - 2
Yankees - 7

Game 1

ALCS 1

49,464

94.7

Oct 7

Dodger Stadium

Cardinals - 3
Dodgers - 5

Game 1

NLDS 2

56,000

100

 


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