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MLB Attendance Tracker for Thurs. 5/12: Another Rainout, SF Giants Pack It In PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maury Brown and David Simmons   
Friday, 13 May 2011 08:01

MLBAnother day, another rainout. For the second day in a row, and 22 since the season started on March 31, a game was postponed due to weather. The impact may not ultimately be the key driver in an attendance decline, but consider this: many, if not most, of the games are made up later in the season as part of double-headers. With teams running on fumes at that stage, adding in the extra games will tax rotations.

Enough of the rain news, here’s what is good to see. The Giants, hosting a late afternoon start had another game nearly at capacity. Now, if only Cleveland, baseball’s best story, could get fans back out to the ballpark after all those incredible early years at the Jake.

Here’s the breakout for Thurs, May 12.

Road

Home

Thur's
Attendance

Capacity

Sell-Thru

Notes

AZ

SFG

41,125

41,915

98%

3:45 PM Start - 98%!

KC

NYY

41,790

50,287

83%


STL

CHI

32,559

41,210

79%

2:20 PM Start

NYM

COL

21,422

50,449

42%

3 PM Start

TB

CLE

18,107

43,545

42%

12 PM Start

SEA

BAL

19,082

45,971

42%

Vlad T-Shirt

WSH

ATL

19,758

49,743

40%


LAD

PIT


38,496

0%

Postponed

Total over 7 games

193,843

323,120

53%



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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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