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MLB Attendance Tracker for Fri 6/10: Weather and Fireworks Makes for Highest Attended Fri in 3 Weeks PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maury Brown and David Simmons   
Saturday, 11 June 2011 13:21

Ah… Summer time. While some schools are still in session. It feels like summer. Throw in some traditional Friday night fireworks displays at the ballpark, and what do you know? Attendance goes up.

Ballparks averaged 72% of capacity on Fri the 10th, the best sell-through of the past 3 Fridays.

Remember all that doom-and-gloom about overall attendance? While Selig’s prediction of a 7% increase seems a difficult number to hit, a steep decline isn’t in the offing. To date, 26,846,739 have paid to see games in MLB across 950 counted gates in boxscores (rainouts accounted for, and some double-header data is not released), or an average of 28,260 per game. Compare that to last season at this date on the calendar when 25,795,872 paid over 905 games for an average of 28,504 and MLB is seeing attendance down less than 1 percent (-0.9%) compared to last season.

Here’s the breakdown of Friday’s numbers, along with the day’s promotions:

Road

Home

Fri's
Attendance

Capacity

% of
Capcity

Notes

CHC

PHI

45,602

43,647

104%

Sellout.

CIN

SF

41,686

41,915

99%

Sellout. Fireworks

TX

MIN

38,907

39,504

98%

Sellout.

CLE

NYY

45,679

50,287

91%

Posada Figurine

KC

LAA

38,254

45,281

84%

Fireworks

STL

MIL

33,234

41,900

79%


SEA

DET

30,511

41,255

74%

Fireworks

ATL

HOU

29,252

40,950

71%

Fireworks

NYM

PIT

24,653

38,362

64%

T-Shirt

LA

COL

32,116

50,449

64%

CarGo Bobblehead

BOS

TOR

28588

49539

58%

Fan Fridays

WSH

SD

23,211

42,500

55%


AZ

FL

18,888

36,331

52%


OAK

CWS

20,166

40,615

50%

Fireworks

TB

BAL

17,900

45,971

39%

Student Night

Over 15 games

468,647

648,506

72%


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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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