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MLB Attendance Tracker for Sun 6/19: Father’s Day, Interleague Pushes Attendance Up 12% on Same Day in 2010 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maury Brown and David Simmons   
Monday, 20 June 2011 08:15

Father’s Day at the ballpark, coupled with interleague play had gates clicking at a rapid pace on Sunday across Major League Baseball. Over 15 games, paid attendance was 572,448 or an average of 38,163, an increase of 12 percent over the same set of Sunday games last season when gates pulled in 509,903 or an average of 33,994.

Six clubs drew over 40,000 (Rockies, Twins, Cubs, Mariners, Cardinals, and Dodgers). The Rockies led the league with 49,015.

In terms of filling the house, it was the second-best day of the year for the league behind only Opening Day. Ballparks were filled to 88 percent of capacity.

Those numbers were bolstered by sellouts – 7 in all – with four clubs (Twins, A’s, Red Sox, Cubs) going over 100 percent into standing-room-only.

Here are Sunday’s numbers and promotions:

Road

Home

Sun's Attendance

Capacity

% of Capacity

Notes

SD

MIN

40,655

39,504

103%

Sellout, Cap

SF

OAK

36,069

35,067

103%

Sellout

MIL

BOS

37,903

36,945

103%

Sellout,Cup Celebration Pregame, Walk In The Park Postgame

NYY

CHC

41,828

41,210

101%

Sellout, Largest 3 Day Crowd in Wrigley History

DET

COL

49,015

50,449

97%

Sellout

PHI

SEA

45,462

47,447

96%

Sellout, Coasters

KC

STL

41,660

43,975

95%

Sellout, Poster

LAA

NYM

36,213

42,000

86%


BAL

WSH

35,439

41,546

85%

Cap

CWS

AZ

39,538

48,652

81%

BBQ Set

HOU

LAD

44,665

56,000

80%

BBQ Apron

FL

TB

26,761

34,078

79%


TOR

CIN

32,618

42,059

78%


TX

ATL

34,599

49,743

70%

Montgomery Gentry Postgame Concrt

PIT

CLE

30,023

43,545

69%


Over 15 games

572,448

652,220

88%


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MLB Attendance Tracker for Sat 6/18: Second Day of Second Interleague Sees 2% from 2010 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maury Brown and David Simmons   
Sunday, 19 June 2011 20:08

The second day (Sat) of the second interleague set of the 2011 Major League Baseball saw an increase over the same games last year, drawing an average of 36,696 over 15 games compared to an average of 35,990 on the same Saturday in 2010.

The largest draw was in Colorado where the Rockies hosted the Tigers in front of 48,555 – a sellout – or 96% of Coors Field’s 50,449 capacity.

And, Coors Field wasn’t the only sellout. All told there were five sellouts (A’s, Cubs, Red Sox, Twins, Cardinals, and the Rockies).

Ballparks were filled to 84 percent of capacity, or the third highest total of filling ballparks all season behind only Opening Day and May 21, the second day of the first series of interleague games in MLB for 2011.

Here’s Saturday’s interleague totals along with promotions:

Road

Home

Sat's Attendance

Capacity

% of Capacity

Notes

SF

OAK

36,067

35,067

103%

Sellout - 4th of season

NYY

CHC

42,236

41,210

102%

Sellout, Tote

MIL

BOS

38,175

37,373

102%

Sellout, Nightgame in honor of Bruins parade

SD

MIN

40,225

39,504

102%

Sellout, Cowboy Hat

KC

STL

43,192

43,975

98%

Sellout, I-70 Series

DET

COL

48,555

50,449

96%

Sellout

TX

ATL

44,600

49,743

90%


BAL

WSH

36,614

41,546

88%

Daygame, Kids Jersey

PHI

SEA

35,829

47,447

76%

Knit Cap, Felix star

TOR

CIN

31,688

42,059

75%

Spirit Hair

LAA

NYM

31,538

42,000

75%

Cap

PIT

CLE

31,865

43,545

73%

Postgame Concert

CWS

AZ

33,230

48,652

68%

Trucker Hat

HOU

LAD

36,124

56,000

65%


FL

TB

20,495

34,078

60%


Over 15 games

550,433

652,648

84%


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MLB Attendance Tracker for Fri 6/17: MLB Hits it Out of the Park on First Day of Second Interleague PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maury Brown and David Simmons   
Saturday, 18 June 2011 14:27

On the first day of the second series of interleague games, Major League Baseball hit it out of the park, averaging 34,881 per game while seeing ballparks filled to 80% of capacity. The average per game across the league was a 6 percent increase from the same Friday of interleague last year when ballparks pulled in an average of 32,905.

On the sellout front, it shouldn't be surprising that the Cubs sold out Wrigley Field with the Yankees in town, but the biggest benefactor was the Athletics who had the cross Bay rivals in the World Champion San Francisco Giants at Overstock.com Stadium. It was just the third sellout of the season for the A's. The other two? Opening Day, and May 30th when they hosted the Yankees.

Still, how does it stack up to intraleague play? Friday in the majors ranked as the third best day by percentage of ballparks filled behind only Opening Day and last Saturday.

The real key will be how interleague fares when it moves off the weekend and into the weekdays. For that, look to reports each day throughout the coming week.

Here is a breakdown of the numbers, along with the promotions, many of which were fireworks displays.

Road

Home

Fri's Attendance

Capacity

% of Capacity

Notes

NYY

CHC

42,219

41,210

102%

Sellout. Daygame

MIL

BOS

37,833

37,373

101%

Sellout. Only first place matchup of weekend

SF

OAK

36,067

36,067

100%

Sellout (third sellout of season)

SD

MIN

39,205

39,504

99%

Sellout.

KC

STL

40,674

43,975

92%


PIT

CLE

38,549

43,545

89%

Fireworks

BAL

WSH

35,562

41,546

86%


DET

COL

41,594

50,449

82%


TX

ATL

38,810

49,743

78%

Fireworks

TOR

CIN

32,026

42,059

76%

Fireworks

PHI

SEA

34,345

47,447

72%

Pineda start, Ackley Debut, Ichiro Replica

LAA

NYM

29,513

42,000

70%


HOU

LAD

35,053

56,000

63%

Fireworks

CWS

AZ

26,053

48,652

54%

Fireworks

FL

TB

15,708

34,078

46%

Damon T-Shirt

Over 15 games

523,211

653,648

80%


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MLB Attendance Tracker for Weds 6/15: Let’s Play Two! Phillies Sellout Twice in Same Day PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maury Brown and David Simmons   
Thursday, 16 June 2011 13:53

PhilliesThe Phillies have it going. Eventually they may have their player payroll collapse in on them, but for now, they are hitting on all cylinders.

Case in point, Weds’ games. The Phillies had a double-header that saw Citizens Bank Park filled to standing-room only for both games. That helped bolster the overall league attendance numbers, pushing ballparks to 66 percent of capacity, compared to 62 percent last week, and 55 percent two weeks ago on Weds.

Here’s Weds’ numbers and promos:

Road

Home

Weds' Attendance

Capacity

% of capacity

Notes

FL

PHI

45,880

43,647

105%

Sellout

FL

PHI

44,758

43,647

103%

Sellout. Daygame (GM 1)

MIL

CHC

39,821

41,210

97%

Rally Towel

CWS

MIN

37,437

39,504

95%


TX

NYY

45,969

50,287

91%


PIT

HOU

29,866

40,950

73%


SD

COL

35,877

50,449

71%

Daygame

CLE

DET

26,711

41,255

65%


STL

WSH

27,130

41,546

65%


NYM

ATL

31,161

49,743

63%

Heyward Bobblehead

BOS

TB

19,388

34,078

57%


CIN

LAD

30,443

56,000

54%

Half Price Food & Drink (Daygame)

SF

AZ

24,194

48,652

50%


KC

OAK

16,392

35,067

47%


ANA

SEA

19,321

47,447

41%


BAL

TOR

14,451

49,539

29%

70's Night

Over 16 games

442,919

669,374

66%


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Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey, as well as a contributor to FanGraphs and Forbes SportsMoney. He is available for hire or freelance. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

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MLB Attendance Tracker for Sun 6/12: As Summer Hits, Turnstiles Begin to Click PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 13 June 2011 08:01

MLBGoing to the ballgame has always been a social affair, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that as the weather warms up, so does the gate.

Sunday saw half of the league’s ballparks filled to 75 percent or greater of capacity, and overall, attendance saw them all at 72 percent of capacity, up 4% from last Sunday.

The Brewers, now in the thick of the NL Central race, continued to be a darling on the attendance front posting yet another sellout in one of league’s smallest markets.

Here’s Sunday’s numbers and promotions:

Road

Home

Sun's Attendance

Capacity

% of Capacity

Notes

CHC

PHI

45,361

43,647

104%

Sellout.

STL

MIL

42,692

41,900

102%

Sellout. Greinke Bobblehead

CIN

SF

42,084

41,915

100%

Sellout. Skateboard Deck

TX

MIN

39,281

39,504

99%

Sellout

CLE

NYY

46,791

50,287

93%

Teixeira Bat Day

KC

LAA

39,114

45,281

86%


SEA

DET

31,572

41,255

77%

Scherzer Kids Bobblehead

NYM

PIT

26,452

38,362

69%


LA

COL

32,650

50,449

65%


BOS

TOR

30,364

49,539

61%


ATL

HOU

23,765

40,950

58%


OAK

CWS

22,144

40,615

55%

Bobblehead

TB

BAL

22,032

45,971

48%


WSH

SD

20,185

42,500

47%


AZ

FL

16,353

36,331

45%


Over 15 games

435,479

604,859

72%


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Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey, as well as a contributor to FanGraphs and Forbes SportsMoney. He is available for hire or freelance. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

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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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Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey, as well as a contributor to FanGraphs and Forbes SportsMoney. He is available for hire or freelance. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

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MLB Attendance Tracker for Mon 6/6: I Don’t Like Mondays, the Marlins, Royals, and Orioles Version PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 07 June 2011 15:36

MLBMonday didn’t treat MLB’s attendance numbers well. If you needed prood of that, five of 11 clubs drew 40 percent or below capacity to really skew numbers.

The Padres (40%), Indians (35%), Marlins (34%), Royals (32%), and Orioles (23%) pulled the league average attendance on Monday to just 24,259. The Orioles really put a crimp in paid attendance drawing just 10,556.

And, it didn’t help that there 4 clubs that had no promotions of any kind, let alone giveaways.

All told, the league saw ballparks filled to 58% of capacity. Compare that to 64% last Monday and 67% on 5/30.

Thank goodness for the Phillies, and Giants, both of whom continued the torrid sellout streak on the season.

Here’s Monday’s attendance numbers, along with promotions:

Road

Home

Mon's
Attendance

Capacity

% of
capacity

Notes

LAD

PHI

45,777

43,647

105%

Sellout. Hatfield Phillies Franks Dollar Dog Night. Cliff Lee start

WSH

SF

41,180

41,915

98%

Sellout. Consectutive streak continues with all home games sold out

DET

TX

33,921

36,331

93%

97 degrees at first pitch. Rangers Yearbooks

TB

ANA

32,287

45,281

71%


SEA

CWS

23,847

40,615

59%

90 Degrees. Gameday music

CHC

CIN

22,568

42,059

54%


COL

SD

16,838

42,500

40%


MIN

CLE

15,278

43,545

35%


MIL

FL

12,404

36,331

34%

Subway Monday. $5 Bullpen Box ticket to any Monday Marlins home game.

TOR

KC

12,194

38,177

32%

$5 Hy-Vee Level tickets (excluding Hy-Vee Reserved Box) for all Monday home games, excluding August 15.

OAK

BAL

10,556

45,971

23%

BP Redemption Night (or Day), Alumni Autograph Series

Over 11 games

266,850

456,372

58%



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Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey, as well as a contributor to FanGraphs and Forbes SportsMoney. He is available for hire or freelance. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

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MLB Attendance Tracker for Sun 6/5: The Let Down from Sat, the Sunday Prior PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 07 June 2011 00:14

MLBSaturday in the Majors was an attendance love-fest. Six sellouts, plus the highest attended game in PNC Park history.

Too bad it didn’t last.

Ballparks across the majors will filled to 68 percent of capacity, compared to 74 percent the Sunday prior.

There were 3 sellouts, but two were expected (Giants have sold out every home game this season, and Red Sox) with the Angels being the lone sellout that was good news for the club (two days in a row).

Five clubs were filled to 50 percent or lower. The Marlins have the dubious distinction (again) of having the lowest attended game of the day (13,208) or just 36 percent of capacity. Guess fans just aren’t interested in kissing Joe Robbie/Land Shark Lager/Sun Life Stadium off in its baseball swan song year.

Here’s the breakdown for Sunday, along with each of the day’s promotions:

Visitor

Home

Sundays'
Attendance

Capacity

% of
capacity

Notes

OAK

BOS

37,796

37,373

101%

Sellout

COL

SF

41,369

41,915

99%

Sellout

NY

LAA

43,524

45,281

96%

Sellout

CHI

STL

40,701

43,975

93%


PHI

PIT

35,505

38,362

93%

Alvarez Kids Replica Jersey

LAD

CIN

28,327

42,059

67%

Pillowcase

DET

CWS

25,149

40,615

62%

Pat McGee Band

TB

SEA

28,947

47,447

61%


MIN

KC

21,704

38,177

57%

Kids Pillowcase

CHI

BAL

25,431

45,971

55%


ATL

NYM

21,015

42,000

50%

ESPN Sunday Night, Batting Helmet

HOU

SD

21,958

42,500

49%


WSH

AZ

23,129

48,652

48%

Bag

TX

CLE

20,621

43,545

47%


MIL

FL

13,208

36,331

36%


Over 15 games

428,384

634,203

68%



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MLB Attendance Tracker for Tue 6/7: Four Sellouts Blunted by Four Ballparks Under 40% PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 07 June 2011 00:00

UPDATE: A correction has been made to the capacity size for the Rangers, and with it, overall numbers have changed. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Ballparks were filled to 62 percent of capacity on Tues, which sounds bad until you realize last Tues they were just filled to 51 percent.

While there were three sellouts (Phillies, Giants, Yankees), the Orioles, Pirates, Marlins, and Indians took what would have been a fairly solid day and knocked it down.  Those four clubs drew well under 40 percent of capacity on Tues. The Orioles (last in the AL East) hosting the A’s (last in the AL West) was flirting with numbers that could have put them below 30 percent of capacity (as it was, Camden Yards was filled to exactly 30% of capacity).

Here’s Tuesdays numbers and promotions:

Road Home Tues's
Attendance
Capacity % of
Capacity
Notes
LAD PHI 44,721 43,647 102% Sellout
WSH SF 41786 41915 100% Sellout, every game this season
BOS NYY 48,450 50,287 96% Sellout - 1st Place vs. 2nd Place, MLB Network
TB LAA 38,833 45,281 86% Hat
DET TX 35,165 49,170 72% Fireworks (Mavs Finals)
NYM MIL 27,064 41,900 65% At home for hottest team in MLB
CHC CIN 24,921 42,059 59%
STL HOU 23,277 40,950 57%
SEA CHW 21,337 40,615 53%
TOR KC 16,539 38,177 43%
COL SD 17,732 42,500 42%
ATL FL 13,302 36,331 37% Heat "Road Rally" at AAA
MIN CLE 15,498 43,545 36%
AZ PIT 12,378 38,362 32% Can't keep momentum after PHI series
OAK BAL 13,652 45,971 30% 2 Last Place Teams
Over 15 games 394,655 640,710 62%

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