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Written by David Simmons   
Wednesday, 16 March 2011 07:31

Atlanta BravesIn looking ahead to all 30 clubs in Major League Baseball, David has now wound his way through all the American League with the AL East (see the Yankees - Red Sox - Rays - Orioles - Jays) , the AL Central (see the Royals, - White Sox -Twins - Indians - Tigers) and AL West with (Angels - A's - Rangers - Mariners). Today, he wraps up the NL East (see the New York Mets, the Washington Nationals, Florida Marlins, Philadelphia Phillies) with the Atlanta Braves - Maury Brown

Team: The Atlanta Braves

2009 Total Attendance: 2.37 million

2009 Average Attendance & Sell-Thru: 29,304 (59%)

2009 Record: 86-76

2010 Total Attendance: 2.51 million

2010 Average Attendance & Sell-Thru: 30,989 (62%)

2010 Record: 91-71, Lost in divisional playoffs

Looking ahead to 2011……

Notable offseason addition/subtractions: Traded for Dan Uggla

Interleague LY: Detroit Tigers, TB Rays, & KC Royals

Interleague TY: Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, & Baltimore Orioles

April/May Games: 11 in April, 18 in May in 2011 vs. 10 in April and 13 in May in 2010

Holidays: Home 6/19 Father’s Day 7/4 Independence Day Road 4/24 Easter 5/8 Mother’s Day 9/5 Labor Day

Overall Outlook: The Braves enter their 16th year at Turner Field. The team made playoffs for first time in 4 years since their monumental 14 year playoff run ended. More importantly for the sales staff the team brought up Jason Heyward on opening day. He is the type of front line everyday player that will keep the registers ringing for years to come in Atlanta. The team did well with the holidays and their interleague is on par with last year. The team announced a season ticket sharing plan this offseason to help increase their FSE count this year. Much like many teams in baseball, attendance is looking up in Atlanta. Their minimal April games is sure to help as well. I predict Atlanta will break 34,000 a game for the first time since 2001 at the box office.

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. He has a decade of ticketing experience and currently resides in Baltimore. You can follow David on Twitter @davidesimmons

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