beställa Viagra på nätet flashback beställa Trental på internet är det olagligt att beställa Slimex bästa sidan att köpa Lithium köpa billiga Himcolin bästa pris på Protonix köp Diflucan snabb leverans Isoptin pris apoteket Benzac var köpa behövs recept för Ranitidine köpa Dutas i lettland apoteket hjärtat Pletal pris beställa Serevent för kvinnor köpa Levothroid i sverige beställa Combivent billigt beställa Crestor utomlands var kan man köpa Aristocort säkert kan man köpa V-gel på apotek Urispas k dosering köpa Topamax patong lagligt att beställa Coumadin Avana turkiet pris köpa Zyprexa i helsingborg köpa Himcocid flashback 2014 lagligt beställa Zofran Strattera beställa container köpa Seroflo i göteborg köpa Fucidin billig var köpa Flagyl ER på nätet Prilosec pris på apoteket var kan man köpa Pristiq duo köpa billigt Zestoretic hur ska man köpa Valtrex köpa Anacin i sverige flashback Finast tabletter pris sverige köpa Lasix i barcelona Florinef dosering lunginflammation försäljning av Liponexol Ralista pris i sverige billig Trental på nätet Cymbalta uttag pris beställa Famvir på internet kan man köpa Kamagra i prag Lipotrexate dosering rampfeber köpa V-gel snabbt dosering Malegra k var kan man köpa Lopressor köpa Unisom postförskott köpa Cephalexin i bangkok Trental första dos Hydrea dosering ångest köp billig Prometrium köpa Renagel i vietnam köpa Lopressor i italien var kan jag köpa Mycelex-g köpa Brahmi mot faktura Differin duo leverans köpa Atorlip-10 i tallin Bestina till katt dosering lagligt att beställa Tamoxifen på nätet köpa Saw Palmetto i grekland köpa Cozaar malmö vart ska man köpa Cialis Clarinex kräm pris billig Fertomid snabb leverans köpa Prograf apoteket köpa Carafate grekland billig Clozaril sverige Ranitidine pris gatan apoteket Synthroid gel pris Diovan pris apoteket hjärtat Bupron SR dosering rampfeber köpa Atorlip-10 säkert köpa Benzac internet köpa Famvir olagligt beställa Pristiq på nätet lagligt hur ska man köpa Voltaren vad kan man köpa Promethazine köpa blå Avana köpa Fluoxetine snabb leverans kan man köpa Antivert på teneriffa säkra sidor att köpa Finax generisk Hydrochlorothiazide snabb leverans kan man köpa Atorlip-5 receptfritt på apoteket köpa Prilosec i norge pris hyra container Liv 52 fungerar generisk Casodex Ampicillin hur stor dos var kan man köpa Keppra köpa Prednisone i thailand var köper man billig Roxithromycin vart kan man köpa Xalatan online köpa Rogaine 5 grekland eljo Feldene dimmer pris köpa Innopran bangkok kan man köpa Zyvox i danmark är det olagligt att beställa Finpecia köpa Minocin malmö köpa Cardura kräm apoteket hjärtat Glycomet pris var kan man beställa Clarina apoteket Anacin gel pris Dipyridamole mot ångest dos köpa Desyrel på ica beställa Zyban online flashback köpa Acivir online köpa Clindamycin grekland köpa Finpecia budapest Alavert hög dos kan man köpa Clarina i england kan man köpa Aciclovir i turkiet dosering Biaxin till hund beställa Celadrin flashback köpa Brahmi grekland Vasodilan pris i sverige pris Benadryl på apoteket pris på Naltrexone i sverige Diovan utan recept Proscar receptfritt pris köpa Nimotop i tallin Tretinoin uttag pris apoteket hjärtat Zantac pris vad kan man köpa Premarin hur kan man köpa Reminyl köpa Diakof i phuket var köpa Slim Tea flashback kan man beställa Purim köpa Metformin tabletter jag vill köpa Plendil Aciclovir dosering rampfeber köpa Finpecia på postförskott kan man köpa Cytoxan på gran canaria billig Ralista sverige köpa Avodart i ungern Prandin dödlig dos Lukol usa köpa billig Evecare sverige köpa concerta Benadryl apotekets pris på Himcolin olagligt att beställa Premarin beställa Purim utan recept lagligt att beställa Acticin skaffa recept till Prednisone köpa Aciclovir oral jelly köpa Depakote postförskott Kytril dosering vuxna Cymbalta beställa Keftab vilken dos pris på Ciplox apoteket måste man ha recept för att köpa Amitriptyline i vilka länder kan man köpa Seroflo receptfritt köpa Periactin spanien köp billig Nitrofurantoin Keppra hexal köpa var köpa Proventil billigt Phexin strömställare pris Confido dosering halsfluss köpa Neurontin teneriffa köpa Brahmi i stockholm köpa Imdur i barcelona vart kan man beställa Trandate billig Viagra sverige Cleocin dosering migrän Dramamine flashback köpa köpa Singulair säkert online vart kan jag köpa Ditropan Pilex rekommenderad dos bästa stället att köpa Keftab på Gyne-lotrimin gel pris apoteket lagligt köpa Aspirin köpa Sominex 20mg köpa Vasotec på nätet sverige lägre pris på Provera Chloroquine med snabb leverans Noroxin duo leverans kan man köpa Dutas i turkiet sänkt pris Abilify jag vill köpa FML Forte köpa Micardis inom sverige kan man köpa Trileptal i tyskland pris på Actos i turkiet var kan man köpa Nasonex receptfritt var kan man köpa Nitrofurantoin receptfritt köpa Lukol i thailand Urispas oral jelly köpa Coreg eljo pris Exelon flashback köpa Himcocid jelly köpa Phexin var köpa våga köpa Toradol på nätet Brahmi gel på recept köpa Lukol snabb leverans köpa Temovate i ryssland generisk Dutas snabb leverans köpa laglig Noroxin köpa Coreg tallinn Fluoxetine gel pris apoteket köpa Zyrtec billig olagligt att köpa Bactrim beställa Hydrochlorothiazide pulver i vilka länder kan man köpa Zantac receptfritt köpa Aristocort prag köpa Risperdal i norge hur kan jag köpa Femcare köpa Kytril inom eu skaffa recept Sinequan köpa Voltaren online lagligt lägsta pris på Cardura Benadryl säker leverans köpa billig Urispas skaffa recept till Differin bästa pris på Rumalaya pris Cytoxan apotek hjärtat köpa Finpecia tabletter bra sida att köpa Clomid köpa Avapro forum vart kan man köpa Dipyridamole online Coumadin flytande dosering Fincar dosering rampfeber beställa container Cytoxan Styplon med snabb leverans köpa Gyne-lotrimin på nätet säkert hur få recept på Antivert Pristiq rekommenderad dos beställa Toprol på faktura var köpa Pyridium flashback köpa Doxycycline egypten köpa Xalatan 50mg Prilosec 100 billig att köpa Prilosec i sverige för hög dos Dulcolax Ranitidine dosering vuxen Suprax dosering vuxna Tinidazole kapslar pris vart ska man köpa Keppra Methotrexate uttag pris köpa Vantin inom eu beställa Vermox från sverige pris på Himcocid apoteket Lipotrexate sverige snabb leverans Panmycin för kvinnor pris köpa Bactrim i usa köpa Topamax tallinn Furosemide flytande dosering Mircette hur stor dos köpa äkta Tetracycline Unisom hög dos pris på Imuran sverige Avana dosering till hund beställa Alesse på nätet flashback köpa Viagra säkert pris på Cephalexin apoteket kan man köpa Astelin i italien apoteket Voveran pris är det säkert att köpa Propranolol på nätet generisk Evecare i sverige Hydrea låg dos köpa Pletal tyskland Diakof dos migrän lagligt att köpa Tulasi Vasodilan receptfritt pris är det olagligt att köpa Colchicine apoteket hjärtat Sumycin pris Nootropil till hund dosering Phexin plåster pris köpa Periactin i estland Vermox köpa jord kan man köpa Gasex på nätet köpa Vytorin från turkiet köpa Valtrex malmö beställa Motrin inrikes var kan man köpa Lincocin köpa Deltasone snabb leverans Gasex på apoteket pris beställa Colchicine jelly köpa riktig Propranolol pris på Geriforte sverige köpa generisk Zanaflex online köpa Doxazosin i göteborg Luvox att köpa köpa Reminyl inom sverige Confido eljo pris rekommenderad dos Voltaren vem vill köpa Calcium Carbonate köpa Cephalexin på kreta Xenical nervositet dos köpa Reglan estland köpa Penegra billig våga köpa Pristiq på nätet kan man köpa Xenical på apoteket köpa Lanoxin i egypten Rosuvastatin dosering vuxen i vilka länder kan man köpa Methotrexate receptfritt beställa Cozaar online köpa Duphalac göteborg köpa Prinivil i vietnam eljo Atorlip-10 dimmer pris beställa Beconase AQ 2012 köpa generisk Aricept köpa Strattera flashback Tricor dosering föredrag kan man köpa Trandate receptfritt i danmark köpa Benemid utan recept köpa Eurax på teneriffa skillnad mellan generisk Clarina Benfotiamine dosering vuxna beställa Arimidex pris på Pariet apoteket vart kan man köpa Zoloft snabb leverans Bystolic beställa Rogaine 2 på nätet 2014 är det lagligt köpa Serevent på nätet kan man köpa Ciplox på apoteket i spanien köpa Minomycin i frankrike Toprol pris apoteket dosering Stromectol till hund köpa Sominex gran canaria köpa Lariam i bangkok Serpina dosering halsfluss köpa Fertomid i oslo Cardizem på apoteket pris apoteket Calan pris köpa Vantin i sverige forum köpa Aldara snabb leverans Dapoxetine Confido snabbast leverans köpa generisk Alli online Diarex oral jelly billig köpa Vasodilan på internet köpa Ciplox online sverige kan man köpa Emsam på apoteket i sverige köpa billiga Prinivil köpa Cozaar online flashback Zovirax pris gatan Hydrea shampoo köpa Doxycycline pris i sverige köpa Erexor på faktura Vermox dosering urinvägsinfektion köpa Minocin i barcelona Keflex pris apoteket kan man köpa Depakote thailand Myambutol gel recept sänkt pris på Zantac billig Coumadin på nätet köpa Ditropan säkert på nätet pris på Adalat i sverige Zovirax plåster pris kan man köpa Atorlip-20 på teneriffa köpa Indocin alanya beställa Nizoral för kvinnor Rosuvastatin dödlig dos Bonnispaz första dos köpa Sumycin online billigt Minomycin och träning dosering var kan man köpa Accutane kan man köpa Proscar på mallorca Gyne-lotrimin dosering sömn Fucidin dosering rampfeber Zaditor dosering urinvägsinfektion kan man köpa Imuran på apotek köpa Ponstel online lagligt köpa Zetia på nätet olagligt köpa Betnovate rhodos flytande Shuddha dos lägsta pris på Levitra billig NPXL sverige köpa Elimite i apoteket lägsta pris Chloroquine Charboleps flashback köpa köpa Lanoxin i eu Emsam online snabb leverans köpa Lipotrexate på internet pris på Xeloda i sverige Synthroid jelly snabb leverans köpa Bystolic 400 mg lagligt köpa Zithromax snabb leverans Caverta pris för Phexin fungerar generisk Femara köpa Uroxatral lagligt snabb leverans på Reminyl dödlig dos av Yasmin Micronase köpa apoteket Confido receptfritt pris lagligt att köpa Sarafem på nätet Lioresal dosering sömn köpa Lotrisone på nätet billigt beställa Toprol online flashback köpa Shallaki för tjejer Epivir-HBV plåster pris köpa Shuddha online flashback köpa Erexin-V barcelona säker sida att köpa Uroxatral Zebeta sverige snabb leverans köpa Sinemet i england Avana migrän dos Plaquenil och träning dosering köpa Cytotec säkert köpa Viramune tallinn köpa Uroxatral egypten köp Sinemet snabb leverans köpa Trazodone i spanien kan man köpa Shatavari i frankrike köpa Shuddha phuket beställa Endep inrikes Cefixime dödlig dos beställa Avalide till sverige Cialis i sverige utan recept Hyzaar pris sverige köpa riktig Yougara Atorlip-20 var köpa köpa Finpecia polen var kan jag köpa Isoniazid Precose på nätet utan recept kan man köpa Silvitra på apoteket Orlistat pris apoteket köpa Xenical postförskott kan man köpa Yougara på teneriffa Strattera k dosering Floxin låg dos vem vill köpa Atorlip-20 Moduretic jelly snabb leverans var kan man köpa Albendazole säkert Emsam dosering sömn köpa Cafergot säkert beställa Aspirin lagligt olagligt att beställa Florinef köpa Dipyridamole säkert online kan man köpa Effexor i kroatien köpa Triamcinolone receptfritt köpa Suhagra kroatien Chloramphenicol dos migrän försäljning av Unisom Shatavari pris på gatan eljo Xenical uttag pris köpa kvinnlig Trental Serpina vilken dos Mobic hur stor dos köpa Keftab sverige flashback Benzac tabletter pris sverige köpa Nasonex säkert på nätet köpa Allegra apotek behövs recept för Lipitor vart kan man köpa Ayurslim köpa äkta Medrol är det lagligt att köpa Bactrim kan man köpa Sominex i england köpa Indinavir för kvinnor köpa Ciplox sverige flashback kan man köpa Seroflo på teneriffa försäljning av Chloramphenicol beställa Nasonex på faktura beställa Amitriptyline lagligt beställa billig Peni Large köpa billig FML Forte hur kan man köpa Procardia köpa Prometrium på faktura köpa Kemadrin tabletter pris på Cystone apoteket lagligt beställa Betnovate köpa Micronase internet köpa Indocin på kreta köpa Prometrium online billigt jag vill köpa Nitrofurantoin köpa Mestinon egypten köpa Cafergot i apoteket fungerar generisk Aceon köpa Metformin säkert online kan man köpa Atorlip-20 i usa generisk Liv 52 i sverige köpa Arcoxia i filippinerna köpa Allegra spanien köpa Ciplox tyskland Citalopram k dosering kan man köpa Probalan på apoteket i spanien Phexin beställa container köpa Elavil oslo Septilin flytande dosering var kan man beställa Charboleps köpa Tadalis online flashback köpa Lamisil i butik köpa Glucovance spanien är det olagligt att köpa Septilin lagligt att köpa Zyban köpa blå Ampicillin Confido vet dosering Erythromycin kräm köpa var köper man Lukol utan recept Tenormin utan recept spanien pris Meclizine på apoteket pris på Eulexin med recept Pyridium dosering till katt lägre pris på Requip köpa Keftab gel Vermox 100 billig sänkt pris Cozaar vart ska man köpa Alesse Styplon köpa online Copegus pris sverige
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Ticket & Attendance Watch
Written by Maury Brown   
Monday, 05 October 2009 12:28

MLB Attendance SeriesNOTE: With the AL Central tiebreaker game completed in Minnesota, data within the article has been updated to reflect the additional 54,088 for the Twins, as well as adustments to total and average attendance for the league. The extra record-setting sellout game for the Twins moved them from 15th to 14th overall in attendance this year.-- Maury Brown


With Major League Baseball feeling the full weight of the recession and decreasing seating capacity in two new ballparks, the 2009 regular season ended with 73,418,529 in total attendance a decline of 6.58 percent. In terms of average attendance, over the course of 2,420 games, MLB saw an average of 30,338 compared to an average of 32,543 over 2,415 games, a decline of 6.77 percent  The decline in attendance this year is the steepest since 1952, and yet, baseball will see the fifth highest attendance figure ever.

(See the tables and charts provided for MLB total and average attendance at the bottom. Select Read More to see details for each of the 30 clubs from this year to last)

Thirteen clubs drew above the league average of 30,328, compared to 17 below the average.

Twenty-two of the 30 clubs ended the season with their average attendance lower than their 2008 figures. Average attendance is calculated by taking the total attendance divided by actual games played, which can fluctuate from club to club depending on games that were not made up due to rain outs. In terms of total attendance – the total number of tickets sold, irrespective of the number of games played, 21 teams see decreases. The difference is based on the Rockies getting a full schedule of home games in 2009 compared to 80 games last season, thus seeing 2,665,080 in total attendance compared to 2,650,218 last season, an increase of .56 percent, while seeing a .68 percent decline in average attendance (32,902 for 2009 compared to 33,127 in 2008).

While Selig and Co. were fairly close in their projections of a 6 percent decline when the season began, considering the numbers are slightly better when noting that both the Yankees and Mets opened new ballparks with much lower seating capacities than their predecessors.

Last year saw the second highest attendance figure in MLB history, drawing 78,624,324, falling just 1.14 percent below 2007’s record of 79,502,524 in paid attendance. The Yankees opened their new $1.3 billion ballpark this year with a seating capacity of 52,325 compared to 57,545 at old Yankee Stadium, a decrease 5,220 seats. The Mets, who opened the new Citi Field this year, sees a seating of 42,000 compared to the gargantuan Shea Stadium that had a seating capacity of 57,333, a difference of 15,333. So, consider… If every game in both ballparks were to have been sold out, and the levels for the other 28 ballparks remained the same as last year, there still would have been a decline of just over 700,377 (4,238,325 for the Yankees, and 3,402,000 for the Mets), a decline of 1 percent. Based upon the seating capacity decreases, MLB seemed near certain to see a decline this year, even if the economy had not tanked.

MLB Attendance - DETAILS
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In a sign that the Yankees and Mets may have priced themselves out of robust attendance figures in their respective stadiums, the Yankees saw their new ballpark filled to only 87.8 of capacity due to the smaller seating capacity, compared to 92.3 percent of capacity in the final year of The House That Ruth Built. This year only saw two sellouts, according to New Stadium Insider. The finally tally sees the Yankees with a total attendance of 3,719,358 (down 13.48 percent from 2008). In terms of percentage of capacity, it is the “lowest” since 2004 when old Yankee Stadium was filled to 83.1 percent of being completely full. The House That George Built saw an average attendance of 47,788 and total attendance of 3,775,292 in its inaugural season. It is also the first time since ’04 that the Yankees will have attendance below 4 million, being bumped from first to a second place in attendance ranking behind the Dodgers. The last time the Yankees ranked lower than first in total attendance was 2002 when the Mariners held the #1 position. The Mets, who many analysts felt may have sized themselves down in seating capacity too far due to demand, making each game a potential sellout, saw the season end with Citi Field being it filled to 92.7 percent of capacity, an amount tied to the economy but also a season that can only be described as highly disappointing (70-92, .432, 4th in the NL East). For 2009, the Mets drew 3,154,262 over 81 games, a decline of 21.96 percent from last year based on total attendance, or a decline of 23.89 percent, based on an average attendance of 38,942 compared to 51,165 in the last year at Shea Stadium.

All told, the two New York clubs account for nearly 30 percent of the total decline in attendance across the league.

The other major decliners include the Toronto Blue Jays (down 21.82 percent), Nationals (21.68 percent), and Padres (20.8 percent). There were also the Detroit Tigers who find themselves in a one game playoff against the Twins for the AL Central crown and a trip to the playoffs and yet found themselves with an average attendance decline nearly 20 percent (-19.84%). The reason is tied most directly to the local economy where the Big 3 automakers have seen the recession take a massive chunk out of the market’s disposable income.

But, not all decliners were tied most specifically the economy. The Nationals finished in the standings with a 59-103 record (.364), the worst record in the majors. The Nats drew 1,817,280 over 80 games, for an average of 22,716, a 21.68 decline over 2008, the first year in Nationals Park. It is the lowest attendance the Nationals have had since the Expos relocated to Washington, D.C. Another sobering stat is that Nationals Park was just barely filled half full over the course of the season. Based on paid attendance, not turnstile clicks at the gate that are normally lower, Nationals Park finished the year being filled to 54.2 percent of capacity. The Nationals front office brass didn’t seem to be making excuses on the declines.

"I think it's more dependent on won-loss record, but clearly the economics have a role to play," said Nationals president Stan Kasten to The Associated Press. "I'm a believer we get the attendance we deserve."

In terms of overall attendance slides over time, the Oakland Athletics have to be concerned. Not only do they see a decline of over 16 percent in total attendance (15.35 percent decline in average attendance), they have been dropping in attendance since 2004, seeing a fall of 43.68 percent when they drew 2,216,596 in 2003 to 1,392,192 ending this season. The A’s also have the dubious distinction of bumping the Marlins out of the “worst attendance” position where they had held it since 2006. The reason? Certainly their play on the field this year didn’t help (last in the AL West), but the protracted process of trying to find a new stadium has soured the waters in Oakland where the club has said it is unlikely that they will remain.

While there were few that had increases in attendance, there were some. With a newly renovated Kauffman Stadium, the Royals see the largest jump in attendance at 1,797,887 compared to 1,578,922 last season, an increase of 13.87 percent. The total attendance figure is the highest the Royals have had over the last 9 years of our study.

The other clubs to see attendance increases in the double-digits came by way of the Texas Rangers, who had an upbeat season on the field going 87-75 (.537), placing 2nd in the AL West. The Rangers had 2,156,016 in total attendance (27,641 avg.) an increase of 10.81 by total attendance and 13.66 percent by average attendance (the Rangers played 78 games at home compared to 80 last season). It was a glimmer of hope when considering that the increase still sees the attendance total down nearly 200,000 from the average attendance of 2,351,241 over the last 9 seasons. The other notable increase was by the Florida Marlins who flirted with a Wild Card berth (again) this year, while drawing 1,464,109, an increase of 9.66 by total attendance, and 12.48 percent by average attendance (18,770 over 78 games compared to 16,688 over 80 games last year). The increase coupled with Oakland’s decline means that the Marlins can now say they only have the 29th worst attendance in the league, as opposed to worst.

While there were 9 clubs that increased attendance, the news isn’t as good as it sounds. Of those that saw increases, three of them saw increases of less than 1 percent (Dodgers, Red Sox, Rockies).

While some may look at the figures and say that it’s a black eye for the league, Commissioner Selig sees the decline as a major achievement.

"Given that we are in the worst economic recession since the Great Depression," Selig said to USA Today, "it is stunning. This year is a great testament to the huge popularity of our sport."

Given than MLB had projection models that ranged from flat, to 10 percent, and 20 percent declines, the decline of just under 7 percent has to be seen as a victory for the league.

As a sidebar, the final games of the season (minus tiebreaker game of Tues.), shows that fans, for the most part, like to get their last taste of baseball before fall and winter set in; the last day of the season offers a boost for MLB attendance.  In both 2008 and 2009, the overall numbers were around 4,000 higher than the overall average. Three non-playoff teams drew significantly higher last day numbers:  Atlanta Braves (7,091 more) Tampa Bay Rays (5,621) and Seattle Mariners (5,223). Only one team’s fans sent a negative message, the Baltimore Orioles drew 5,645 less than average. The Oakland A’s, who had the lowest MLB attendance, finished last on the final day of the season drawing under 17,000.  The Minnesota Twins, fighting for a playoff spot, drew 51,155, second highest in the league and almost twice their season average. On the final day of 2008 and 2009, 60 percent of games outdrew the home team’s average for the season.  Despite the natural boost, the overall numbers followed suit with the drop in overall 2009 attendance, MLB drew around 15,000 less on the final day than the final day of 2008.

Will 2010 See a Change?

The chances that MLB will see attendance levels back to 2008’s levels in next year seem slim to none. The economy sees nothing more than a faint glimmer that this recession may be coming to an end, and clubs seem well aware of it. Many have already announced lower ticket prices, including the Mets and Yankees (see the Ticket / Attendance Watch section), baseball is preparing itself for 2010 while the ’09 postseason prepares to get underway. What will be interesting is to see how far league revenues dropped this year. The hope that revenues could be flat for the league seem a remote chance at this stage.

Other Points of Interest

  • With old Yankee Stadium and Shea Stadium now history, no team drew over 4 million in attendance this year, something done by the Yankees four times (2005-08), and once by the Mets (2008) over the last 9 years.
  • Two clubs drew over 100 percent of capacity in 2009: The Philles (102.2 percent) and the Red Sox (101.5 percent), compared to one last season (Red Sox at 104 percent)
  • Glass half empty: Three clubs ended their season with less than half their seats. Baltimore (48.9%), Toronto (45.9%), and Oakland (39.8%)
  • Down in a Hole: In 2001, the Indians ranked 4th in league attendance. This year, the club just missed having its lowest attendance in 9 years, posting 1,766,242 in total attendance, a decline of 18.6 percent from last year. Where do they rank now? 26th, compared to 22nd the past two seasons.
  • Nearly bullet proof? The Angels saw a 2.89 percent decline to 3,240,386 in attendance, but actually moved from 6th to 5th in the rankings. That should be seen as impressive given that in 2001, the club just barely pulled in 2 million in attendance and ranked 20th in the league.
  • Talk about symmetry... Average attendance for the season was down 6.8 percent. What was decline for interleague this year? 6.66 percent

 

MLB Total Attendance

Total Attendance 2001-09

YEAR

GAMES

TOTAL

% (+/-)

2001

2413

72,530,213

 

2002

2412

67,858,176

-6.44%

2003

2413

67,688,994

-0.25%

2004

2402

73,022,969

7.88%

2005

2419

74,925,821

2.61%

2006

2421

76,078,766

1.54%

2007

2425

79,503,175

4.50%

2008

2415

78,591,116

-1.15%

2009

2420

73,418,529

-6.58%

 

Average Attendance

Average Attendance 2001-09

YEAR

GAMES

TOTAL

% (+/-)

2001

2413

30,058

 

2002

2412

28,134

-6.40%

2003

2413

28,052

-0.29%

2004

2402

30,401

8.37%

2005

2419

30,974

1.88%

2006

2421

31,425

1.45%

2007

2425

32,785

4.33%

2008

2415

32,543

-0.74%

2009

2420

30,338

-6.77%

 

Select Read More to see attendance details for all 30 clubs during the 2009 MLB regular season

 

Attendance Increase or Decrease from 2008 to 2009 (Total, Avg. Pct. of Capacity)

2009

 

2008

RK

TEAM

GMS

TOTAL

% +/-

AVG

% +/-

PCT

% +/-


TOTAL

AVG

PCT

1

LA Dodgers

81

3,761,669

0.83%

46,440

0.83%

82.9

0.9%

 

3,730,553

46,056

82.2

2

NY Yankees

81

3,719,358

-13.48%

45,918

-13.47%

87.8

-4.9%

 

4,298,655

53,069

92.3

3

Philadelphia

81

3,600,693

5.20%

44,453

5.20%

102.2

5.3%

 

3,422,583

42,254

97.1

4

St. Louis

81

3,343,252

-2.55%

41,274

-2.55%

88.1

-2.5%

 

3,430,660

42,353

90.4

5

LA Angels

81

3,240,386

-2.89%

40,004

-2.89%

88.8

-2.8%

 

3,336,744

41,194

91.4

6

Chicago Cubs

80

3,168,859

-3.98%

39,610

-2.78%

96.3

-2.8%

 

3,300,200

40,743

99.1

7

NY Mets

81

3,154,262

-21.96%

38,941

-23.89%

92.7

4.0%

 

4,042,047

51,165

89.1

8

Boston

81

3,062,699

0.47%

37,811

0.48%

101.5

-2.4%

 

3,048,250

37,632

104

9

Milwaukee

81

3,037,451

-1.01%

37,499

-1.01%

88.4

-1.0%

 

3,068,458

37,882

89.3

10

San Francisco

81

2,861,113

-0.10%

35,322

-0.10%

85

-0.1%

 

2,863,837

35,356

85.1

11

Colorado

81

2,665,080

0.56%

32,902

-0.68%

65.2

-0.8%

 

2,650,218

33,127

65.7

12

Detroit

81

2,567,185

-19.84%

31,693

-19.84%

79

-19.9%

 

3,202,645

39,538

98.6

13

Houston

81

2,521,076

-9.29%

31,124

-10.41%

76

-10.4%

 

2,779,287

34,741

84.8

14

Minnesota

82

2,416,237

4.94%

29,466

3.66%

60.5

3.6%

 

2,302,431

28,425

58.4

15 Atlanta 81 2,373,631 -6.29% 29,304 -6.28% 58.5 -6.3% 2,532,834 31,269 62.4

16

Chicago White Sox

81

2,284,164

-8.67%

28,199

-8.67%

69.4

-8.7%

 

2,501,103

30,877

76

17

Texas

78

2,156,016

10.81%

27,641

13.66%

56.3

13.7%

 

1,945,677

24,320

49.5

18

Seattle

81

2,195,284

-5.77%

27,102

-5.77%

56.7

-5.8%

 

2,329,702

28,761

60.2

19

Arizona

81

2,129,183

-15.17%

26,286

-15.17%

53.6

-15.2%

 

2,509,924

30,986

63.2

20

San Diego

81

1,922,603

-20.80%

23,735

-20.80%

55.8

7.5%

 

2,427,535

29,969

51.9

21

Baltimore

81

1,907,163

-2.20%

23,545

-5.82%

48.9

-30.6%

 

1,950,075

25,000

70.5

22

Toronto

81

1,876,129

-21.82%

23,162

-21.82%

45.9

-21.7%

 

2,399,786

29,626

58.6

23

Tampa Bay

81

1,874,962

5.29%

23,147

3.99%

52.9

0.2%

 

1,780,791

22,259

52.8

24

Washington

80

1,817,280

-21.68%

22,716

-21.68%

54.2

-21.7%

 

2,320,400

29,005

69.2

25

Kansas City

80

1,797,887

13.87%

22,473

12.44%

58.9

20.2%

 

1,578,922

19,986

49

26

Cleveland

79

1,766,242

-18.60%

22,357

-17.57%

51.5

-17.6%

 

2,169,760

27,122

62.5

27

Cincinnati

81

1,747,920

-15.09%

21,579

-15.09%

51.3

-15.1%

 

2,058,632

25,415

60.4

28

Pittsburgh

81

1,577,853

-1.94%

19,479

-3.15%

50.8

-3.1%

 

1,609,076

20,113

52.4

29

Florida

78

1,464,109

9.66%

18,770

12.48%

51.7

12.6%

 

1,335,075

16,688

45.9

30

Oakland

81

1,408,783

-15.40%

17,392

-15.40%

39.8

-17.6%

 

1,665,256

20,558

48.3

 

Matthew Coller contributed to this article


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