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MLB Attendance Tracker for Thurs 5/26: Oh, Canada - Blue Jays Attendance Drags Rest Down PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maury Brown and David Simmons   
Friday, 27 May 2011 08:06

MLBMajor League Baseball ballparks were filled to 68 percent of capacity on Thurs. or down 7 percent from Weds. If that sounds bad, the numbers were up 19 percent from Thurs. of last week when ballparks were filled to just 57 percent of capacity, based on paid attendance.

And, MLB would have seen an even better day, if the Blue Jays could pull in fans.

Hosting the White Sox, Rogers Centre was filled with 14,353, or 29 percent of the ballpark’s 49,170 seating capacity. That’s 8,367 less than the second lowest attended game on Thursday in Baltimore, which was a day game.

The upside is that the Phillies and Giants continued their sellout streak and Angel Stadium was filled to nearly 75 percent of capacity even with a 3:45pm start time on a weekday.

Here’s Thursday’s numbers and notes:

Road

Home

Thurs'
Attendance

Capacity

Sell-Thru

Notes

CIN

PHI

45,650

43,647

105%

Sellout. Team in 1st,  Cliff Lee start, & Daygame

FL

SF

41,472

41,915

99%

Sellout. 3:45 Start & first place team

NYM

CHC

33,378

41,210

81%

Daygame

OAK

LAA

33,412

45,281

74%

3:35pm Start

AZ

COL

30,186

50,449

60%


BOS

DET

24,213

43,545

56%

Daygame

KC

BAL

22,720

45,971

49%

Daygame

CWS

TOR

14,353

49,170

29%


Total for 8 games

245,384

361,188

68%


Sell-Thru = Percentage of capacity


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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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