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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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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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Avg Attendance in MLB Down 1% Compared to Same Point Last Season PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 03 June 2011 08:42

With the high number of rainouts, plus morbid attendance for the Dodgers and Mets, you’d assume that MLB was seeing a decline compared to last season, and that would be correct.

But, reports of doom and gloom would be highly exaggerated

Last year at this time there was a total of 23,077,660 over 808 games, or an average of 28,561 in paid attendance. Compare that to this season where over 835 games, MLB has drawn 23,582,541 or an average of 28,243 per game, or down 1 percent from the year prior.

Look for The Biz of Baseball to publish individual game attendance numbers for 2010 and 2011 shortly.


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MLB Attendance Tracker for 6/1: Slate of Day Games Hurt the Gate PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 02 June 2011 08:11

When the weather is good, nothing in baseball is like a day game.

Except when it’s mid-week.

Ballparks were filled to 55 percent of capacity on Weds due in large part 4 traditional day game starts (approx. 1pm), and 3 games where it was a late afternoon start. Compare that to last Weds. when ballparks were filled to 73 percent.

All-in-all, 360,166 in paid attendance was announced across the league with the Red Sox posting a sellout at Fenway Park. To place that in perspective, one of the league’s smallest parks drew baseball’s highest attendance on the day.

The Dodgers continue to be a drag on attendance. While not last, the club posted 36,975 or 66 percent of Dodger Stadium’s capacity on a night when it was Don Mattingly bobblehead night. Bobblehead promos were guaranteed sellouts in years prior for the Dodgers.

Here’s a breakdown of Weds’ attendance:

Road Home Wed's
Attendance
Capacity Sell-Thru Notes
CWS BOS 37,321 37,373 100% Sellout. Day game
SFG STL 35,775 43,975 81% Lincecum road start, Cards in first
HOU CHC 31,340 41,210 76% Day game
NYY OAK 25,649 35,067 73% Late day game
COL LAD 36,975 56,000 66% Mattingly Bobblehead
PIT NYM 25,234 42,000 60%
MIN DET 24,363 41,255 59%
PHI WSH 24,495 43,647 56% Day game
MIL CIN 22,213 42,059 53%
SD ATL 21,452 49,743 43% Hanson start
BAL SEA 18,036 47,447 38% Late day game, Pineda start
TX TB 13,725 36,973 37% Price start, Day game
FL AZ 16,169 48,652 33% Diamondbacks in first place, late day game
LAA KC 12,022 38,177 31% Late day game
CLE TOR 15,397 49,539 31%
Over 15 games
360,166 653,117 55%

Sell-Thru = Percentage of capacity


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MLB Attendance Tracker for Mon 5/30: Memorial Day Blues as Ballparks Just 64% Full PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 31 May 2011 15:08

MLBApparently, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” wasn’t in a lot of fans minds on Memorial Day.

A total of 415,459 in paid attendance was what the league mustered for a slate of 15 games on Monday, or an average of 27,697 (64 percent of ballpark capacity). Compare that to last Monday, the first set of games after interleague when 295,134 went through the gate for 10 games, or an average of 29,513 (67 percent of capacity).

The good news is that St. Louis, a bellwether for the league in terms of attendance, saw their second sellout of the season. The 40,849 was behind only Opening Day at Busch Stadium for the Cardinals.

But, it wasn’t just the Cardinals that saw a much needed sellout. The Athletics, benefitting from hosting the Yankees, posted their second sellout of the season at 35,067, or capacity of the current Overstock.com seating configuration for the A’s (tarped off sections in the upper deck).

The Blue Jays, all of 2 games out of 1st place in the AL East, continue to be a drag on league-wide attendance. The club drew just 12,902, or 26 percent of Rogers Centre’s 49,539 capacity.

Other notes:

  • The Dodgers, who have struggled all season long at the gate, drew 36,962 with 4,200 walk-up, the mostgames the club has seen all season.
  • The Nats drew 34,789, or 80 percent of capacity to Nationals Park while hosting the Phillies. How does that rank? While the Nats still have yet to post a sellout, it was the second highest attended game of the season behind only Opening Day for the club.
  • Over 798 games thus far this season, the league has pulled in 22,743,671 in paid attendance, or an average of 28,501. Compared to last season at this time, the league had pulled in 21,743,629 over 757 games, or an average of 28,753 or nearly even from last season, down less than one percent (-0.77 percent).

Here’s the breakdown for Mon. (Memorial Day):

Road

Home

Mon's
Attendance

Capacity

Sell-Thru

Notes

CWS

BOS

37,463

37,373

100%

Sellout

NYY

OAK

35,067

35,067

100%

Sellout. Day game, Yankees continue to be best road draw

SFG

STL

40,849

43,975

93%

Sellout. Second of season behind Opening Day. Day game, 92 degrees.

PHI

WSH

34,789

43,647

80%

Day game, 92 degrees

HOU

CHC

30,450

41,210

74%

Day game, 88 degrees

MIN

DET

30,198

41,255

73%

Military Appreciation, Day game

COL

LAD

36,962

56,000

66%


LAA

KC

24,406

38,177

64%

Day game

PIT

NYM

24,490

42,000

58%


SD

ATL

25,832

49,743

52%

Day game, 85 degrees

MIL

CIN

21,564

42,059

51%


FL

AZ

23,465

48,652

48%


BAL

SEA

22,819

47,447

48%

Half Price Family for day game

TX

TB

14,203

36,973

38%


CLE

TOR

12,902

49,539

26%


Over 15 games

415,459

653,117

64%


Sell-Thru = Percentage of capacity


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MLB Attendance Tracker for Sat 5/28: Seattle Rides King Felix Wave, Twins and Brewers Have Sellouts PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 29 May 2011 16:01

Felix HernandezFelix Hernandez isn’t just the 2010 AL Cy Young winner, he’s marketing gold for the Seattle Mariners. Friday night, with Hernandez starting, and the Mariners running their “King’s Court” promo where a designated section of Safeco Field is assigned the designation, a sign is hung, and fans get a King’s Court tee, attendance for the Mariners was 79 percent of capacity, a rare number for the organization.

On top of the Mariners increased attendance, the Twins and Brewers continued their hot turnout at the gate. For the Twins, it’s a slingshot effect of selling season tickets after their strong performance last year. For the Brewers, it’s a case of marketing the product effectively, a bragging right the club should be proud of. For the Twins, it was the 13th while the Brewers enjoyed their 10th sellout of the season.

As reported on Sat, the league saw its 31st rainout of the season, tying it for 2007 for the most in the last decade at this time.

All-in-all, ballparks were filled to 68 percent of capacity, compared to 85 percent of capacity last Saturday during interleague.

Here’s the breakdown, with promos and other details:

Road Home Fri's
Attendance
Capacity Sell-Thru Notes
SF MIL 42,514 41,900 101% 10th sellout of the season. Spring Madness promo
LAA MIN 39,824 39,504 101% 13th sellout of the season, 3rd home game in a row
PIT CHC 38,413 41,210 93%
KC TX 40,240 49,170 82%
NYY SEA 37,354 47,447 79% Felix Hernandez start. King's Court seating section promotion. Won in 12th. 9-1 over last 10 gams
AZ HOU 31,405 40,950 77% Replica Jersey
STL COL 38,149 50,440 76% Helton T-Shirt
CIN ATL 36,615 49,743 74%
PHI NYM 29,337 42,000 70%
BAL OAK 23,795 35,067 68% Fireworks
CLE TB 24,717 36,973 67% Avril Lavigne post-game concert
FL LAD 29,971 56,000 54% $1 Dodger-Dog Day
CWS TOR 22,659 49,539 46%
SD WSH 19,159 41,888 46%
BOS DET Rained Out
41,255 0% 31st rainout of the season. Ties most in last decade by this point in season
Over 15 games
454,152 663,086 68%

Sell-Thru = Percentage of capacity


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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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Red Sox-Tigers Game Rained Out, 31st on the Season PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 28 May 2011 20:23

Rainouts

After a 1 hour, 25 minutes rain delay, today’s Red Sox-Tigers game that was scheduled to be played in Detroit was cancelled. The game will be made up Sunday, May 29 as the second game of a split doubleheader, which will begin with the regularly scheduled game at 1:05 p.m. and will be followed by the makeup game for tonight’s contest at 7:05 p.m.

The rainout marked the 31st of the season for Major League Baseball, tying 2007 for the most rainouts in the last decade.

Still, even with the bad weather this season, MLB is now pacing ahead of 2010 in terms of attendance. To date there have been 753 games played across the league bringing in a total attendance of 21,354,188 or an average of 28,359. Compare that to last season over the same period when there was 20,698,872 in paid attendance over 737 games, or an average of 28,085.


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MLB Attendance Tracker for Fri 5/27: Memorial Day Dings Gate, But 2011 Now Up Over 2010 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maury Brown and David Simmons   
Saturday, 28 May 2011 19:42

Major League Baseball saw just one sellout on Friday, and overall, attendance lagged, due to many traveling out of town for Memorial Day. Across 15 games on Friday, ballparks were filled to just 64 percent of capacity, compared to 72 percent of capacity last Friday, the first day of interleague play.

Even though the Twins have the worst record in the league, the team’s performance last season continues to bolster paid attendance this year. Against the Angels, the game drew 38,976 in paid attendance – a sellout, according to the Twins – or 99 percent of Target Field’s 39,504 capacity. It was the club’s 12th sellout on the season, meaning all games except for 9 have reached that threshold number.

On the downside, the A’s drew just 12,110 or 35 percent of Overstock.com Stadium hosting the Orioles. Lowest game by percentage of capacity (sell-thru) was (yet again) the Blue Jays who had a paid attendance of 15,558 against the White Sox, and remember, the club doesn’t have Memorial Day travel as an excuse.

If this all seems gloomy, consider this: based on average attendance, 2011 is now running ahead of last season.

To date there have been 753 games played across the league bringing in a total attendance of 21,354,188 or an average of 28,359. Compare that to last season over the same period when there was 20,698,872 in paid attendance over 737 games, or an average of 28,085.

Below are the numbers for Friday:

Road

Home

Fri's
Attendance

Capacity

Sell-Thru

Notes

LAA

MIN

38,976

39,504

99%

Sellout. 12th of the season over 19 games. Fireworks

SF

MIL

37,034

41,900

88%

Spring Madness, Lincecum road start

PIT

CHC

34,105

41,210

83%

Daygame

BOS

DET

34,046

41,255

83%

Fireworks

PHI

NYM

33,882

42,000

81%

Towel

KC

TX

39,390

49,170

80%

Fireworks

NYY

SEA

33,715

47,447

71%

Pineda start, still worst in league based on total season sell thru %

CIN

ATL

30,701

49,743

62%

Fireworks

FL

LAD

34,407

56,000

61%

Fireworks

AZ

HOU

21,834

40,950

53%

Fireworks

SD

WSH

21,024

41,888

50%

Mug Giveaway, Nats Walkoff

CLE

TB

16,800

36,973

45%

T-Shirt

STL

COL

21,285

50,440

42%

Witness worse Jimenez start ever

BAL

OAK

12,110

35,067

35%

Family Friday

CWS

TOR

15,558

49,539

31%

Fan Fridays, still 2nd worst in league based on sell thru %

Over 15 games


424,867

663,086

64%


Sell-Thru = Percentage of capacity


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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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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 Weds. 5/25: A Marathon and Day Games Don’t Dent the Gate PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maury Brown and David Simmons   
Thursday, 26 May 2011 11:10

MLBMaybe yesterday should have been renamed “Marathon Weds.” Not only did the Phillies and Reds go 19 innings over 6 hours and 11 minutes, while the Marlins and the Giants went a “more reasonable” 12 innings over 4 hours and 6 minutes.

We had one more rainout (Rays at Tigers), bringing the total to 31, tying 2007 for the most rainouts over the same period as the most over the last decade.

For those games that were played, the paid attendance numbers for Weds were rosy.

Ballparks were filled to 73 percent of capacity, no mean feat given that there were four day games. Contrast that to last Weds. when ballparks were filled to 53 percent of capacity.

The numbers were bolstered (yet again) by the Phillies who have sold out every home game this season (28 and counting this season, 151 consecutive, overall).

(See Demystifying When a Sellout Isn’t a Sellout, and Ticket-Selling Tricks of the Trade)

Here are Weds’ numbers:

Road

Home

Wed's
Attendance

Capacity

Sell-Thru

Notes

CIN

PHI

45,706

43,647

105%

19 innings. 6 hours, 11 minute game. Halladay start, ESPN2 Game

SEA

MIN

38,860

39,504

98%

Daygame

FL

SF

41,037

41,915

98%

12 innings. 4 hours, 6 minutes

NYM

CHC

36,666

41,210

89%


OAK

LAA

40,253

45,281

89%

Cooler

TOR

NYY

43,201

50,287

86%

Daygame

WSH

MIL

34,419

41,900

82%

Greinke start,daygame

CWS

TX

32,382

49,170

66%

Daygame

BOS

CLE

26,408

43,545

61%

Daygame between two "first place" teams

ATL

PIT

21,597

38,362

56%

Daygame

STL

SD

23,088

42,500

54%

Daygame

AZ

COL

26,972

50,449

53%


LAD

HOU

21,350

40,950

52%

Daygame

KC

BAL

15,740

45,971

34%


TB

DET

0

41,255

0%

Rainout #31 on the season. PPD until 6/13

Total over 14 games

447,679

614,691

73%


Sell-Thru = Percentage of capacity


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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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