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MLB Attendance Tracker for Sun. 5/15: Three More Rainouts, On Pace for Most in Last Decade PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maury Brown and David Simmons   
Monday, 16 May 2011 07:54

It’s taken a while, but the national media is starting to take notice that rainouts this year are skewing the early 2011 attendance total (well, rainouts and the Dodgers, if you want to be exact).

Sunday saw not one. Not two. But, three rainouts, pushing the season total to 25. To place that in perspective, at the same point last season there was just 8, and the record number for this point over the last decade was 28 in 2007.

Along the way on Sunday, we had the MLB Civil Rights Game, seeing Halladay v Hudson, the Red Sox sweep the Yankees in Yankee Stadium for the first time since 2004 on the ESPN Sunday Night Game, and even though the Twins are mired in an incredible slump, season ticket sales continue to keep paid attendance for the Twins at near sellout levels.

Here is the rest of Sunday’s totals:

Road

Home

Sunday's Attendance

Capacity

Sell-Thru

Notes

TOR

MIN

39,301

39,504

99%

MIN lost  8 in a row

LAA

TX

48,284

49,170

98%

1st vs. 2nd Place

BOS

NYY

46,945

52,235

90%

ESPN Sunday Night Game

PIT

MIL

37,059

41,900

88%

Greinke's 2nd home start, MIL going for sweep

PHI

ATL

42,117

49,743

85%

Civil Rights Game (Halladay vs. Hudson)

SD

COL

38,109

50,449

76%

Up 4,000 from Saturday

AZ

LAD

40,654

56,000

73%

Includes 10,000 Little Leaguers

NYM

HOU

28,406

40,950

69%

Down 2,700 from Saturday

STL

CIN

24,672

42,059

59%

Reds going for sweep (and get it)

BAL

TB

21,505

36,973

58%

1st Place & Pillow giveway

CWS

OAK

19,018

35,067

54%

Kids Giveaway

FL

WASH

18,356

41,888

44%

Nats attempt to stop Marlins from sweeping and do

KC

DET

Rainout

41,255

0%

DET was going for 8 wins a row, 9/1 makeup game

SF

CHI

Rainout

41,210

0%

Lincecum was scheduled to start, 6/28 makeup game

SEA

CLE

Rainout

43,545

0%

Pushes back Pineda start to home game

Total over 12 games

404,426

535,938

75%


 


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David SimmonsDavid Simmons is a graduate of the University of Central Florida who worked in the front office of the Los Angeles Dodgers over 4 seasons and has a decade of ticketing experience.. He serves as CFO for Players For The Planet and currently resides in Baltimore. You can follow David on Twitter @davidesimmons

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