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MLB Attendance Tracker for Sat 6/4: 6 Sellouts, Pirates See Largest Crowd in PNC Park History PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maury Brown and David Simmons   
Sunday, 05 June 2011 16:26
Padres Yard Gnome
The Padres yard
gnome was one  of
11 promotions on
Saturday

Amazing what good weather, key match-ups, and a bevy of promotions will do for attendance.

On Saturday, Major League Baseball had six clubs see sellouts (Pirates, Red Sox, Cardinals, Giants, Angels, and Reds).

None were more welcome than the Pirates. With the team hovering close to .500, hosting the Phillies, and having a Zambelli Fireworks display after the game, it all added up to the largest crowd in PNC Park history (39,441) or 103 percent of capacity.

Eleven of 15 games featured promotions, but that didn’t help everyone. The Padres with their novel Gnome giveaway (66% of capacity), D-Backs with a sports watch (54% of capacity), and Marlins with a post-game concert (47% of capacity), didn’t exactly see the benefits of promotions. That said, the Orioles, who were hosting the Blue Jays might have considered having one as they barely drew 20,000 or just 44 percent of capacity).

All told, ballparks were over 77 percent of capacity. Here’s the breakdown, including all promotions for the day:

Visitor

Home

Sat's
Attedance

Capacity

% of
capacity

Notes

PHI

PIT

39,441

38,362

103%

Sellout. Largest crowd in PNC Park history. Zambelli Fireworks after game. Team PhotoFest. Scratch'n Win Saturday

OAK

BOS

37,485

36,945

101%

Sellout. New Hampshire Day. Player-Fan Photo Session

CHC

STL

43,195

43,975

98%

Sellout

COL

SFG

41,046

41,915

98%

Sellout. Cody Ross Bobblehead

NYY

LAA

43,619

45,281

96%

Sellout

LAD

CIN

40,324

42,059

96%

Sellout. Fourth of the season. Military Style Cap

TB

SEA

28,843

36,945

78%


DET

CWS

31,037

40,615

76%

Motown Night and Fireworks (Set to Motown Medley)

MIN

KC

27,861

38,177

73%

Willie Wilson Bobblehead

TEX

CLE

30,130

43,545

69%

Kids Fun Day. Star Wars Soundtrack Fireworks. 2011 Indians Team Photo to all fans

ATL

NYM

28,114

42,000

67%

Cap to first 25,000

HOU

SD

28,208

42,500

66%

Padres Garden Gnomes

WSH

AZ

26,199

48,652

54%

D-backs Deuce Brand G2 Ion Sports Watch

MIL

FL

17,204

36,331

47%

Post-game concert with The Fab Four - Beatles tribute band

TOR

BAL

20,086

45,971

44%


Over 15 games

482,792

623,273

77%



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