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MLB Attendance Tracker for Fri. 5/13: Power of the Weekend, A's, Nats, Rays Drag Rest Down PDF Print E-mail
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Ticket & Attendance Watch
Written by Maury Brown and David Simmons   
Saturday, 14 May 2011 12:30

MLBIf you’re looking to get into the niche world of attendance/ticket watching in Major League Baseball, our newly added daily tracker brings to light nuances that get lost when simply matching up overall numbers over the course of a season.

Today’s data shows how much weekends factor. Where Thursday’s numbers showed several ballparks just above 50% of capacity, on Friday, most were filled to 70% of capacity, with three clubs (Rays, Nationals, and especially, A’s) dragging the rest down.

Four clubs (Twins, Rangers, Yankees, and Cubs) saw their ballparks filled to over 90% of capacity. In Detroit, 33,641 (82% of Comerica’s capacity) saw Justin Verlander toss a gem on his first game after his no-hitter.

Oh, and thankfully, there were no rainouts on Friday.

Road

Home

Fri's
Attendance

Capacity

Sell-Thru

Notes

TOR

MIN

38,809

39,504

98%

12-24, last place, shows importance of season tickets

LAA

TX

45,995

49,170

94%

1st vs. 2nd place, Fireworks

BOS

NYY

48,254

52,235

92%

First Game in NYC for #1 MLB Rivalry

SF

CHI

37,433

41,210

91%

Daygame

KC

DET

33,641

41,255

82%

Verlander start & Fireworks

SD

COL

40,278

50,449

80%


PIT

MIL

32,837

41,900

78%


STL

CIN

32,792

42,059

78%

First STL visit, CCR Revisited Concert

SEA

CLE

33,774

43,545

78%

1st Place, Walkoff Win, & Fireworks

PHI

ATL

36,168

49,743

73%

Fireworks

NYM

HOU

28,791

40,950

70%

Pink bag

AZ

LAD

35,506

56,000

63%

Kershaw start & Fireworks

BAL

TB

20,476

36,973

55%

Come home in 1st place,  Longoria T-Shirt (Women only)

FL

WASH

19,503

41,888

47%


CWS

OAK

12,680

35,067

36%

.500 and 12k+ on Friday night

TOTALS

15 games

496,937


74%


 


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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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