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MLB Attendance Tracker for Fri 6/24: Marlins Can’t Even Draw as "Home" Team in Seattle PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maury Brown and David Simmons   
Saturday, 25 June 2011 12:11

The Florida Marlins lyric line for Friday night had to have been, “I still haven’t found what I’m looking for…”

The Marlins are still 10 months away from playing in their new retractable-roof stadium, and with it, held hostage by what ownership of Sun Life Stadium wishes. So, when U2’s 360 Tour trumped the Marlins, MLB moved the “home” series of the Marlins to Seattle to continue interleague.

The argument has been that the Marlins will draw in a new ballpark. Yes, it’s Seattle. Yes, Safeco Field is now over decade old. But, in a case of being a plague on attendance no matter where they go, the Marlins game in Seattle drew just 15,279, or 32 percent of Safeco Field’s capacity. That was over 8,500 less than the second lowest attended game of the day in Chicago where the White Sox hosted the Nationals.

Still, by capacity, Friday was one of the best of the season, ranking third. The average over 15 games was exactly 36,000 and increase of 3 percent over the same day last season in interleague, when the league averaged 35,020. In terms of sellouts, there were four, with the Pirates seeing their fourth of the season.

Here’s Friday’s interleague (and one intraleague between the Braves and Padres), plus promotions:

Road

Home

Fri’s Attendance

Capacity

% of capacity

Notes

OAK

PHI

45,685

43,647

105%

Sellout

BOS

PIT

39,330

38,362

103%

Sellout, T-Shirt

CLE

SF

41,690

41,915

99%

Sellout

CIN

BAL

45,382

45,971

99%

Sellout, Walkoff, Fireworks

NYM

TX

46,092

48,170

96%

Dirk Nowitzki First Pitch

MIN

MIL

39,819

41,900

95%

Won 27 of 38 at home

AZ

DET

37,335

41,255

90%

Fireworks

CHC

KC

32,921

38,177

86%

Fireworks

TOR

STL

37,724

43,975

86%

Fireworks

LAA

LAD

43,640

56,000

78%

Fireworks

COL

NYY

37,335

50,287

74%

Bottle Opener

TB

HOU

26,682

40,950

65%

Fireworks

ATL

SD

27,227

42,500

64%

Fireworks

WSH

CWS

23,856

40,615

59%

Fireworks

SEA

FL

15,279

47,447

32%

Game played at Safeco Field, Felix start

Over 15 games

539,997

661,171

82%


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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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