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MLB Attendance Tracker for Tues. 5/17: One More Rainout Ties Record for This Point In Season PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maury Brown and David Simmons   
Wednesday, 18 May 2011 10:58

MLBMore often than not, when a record is near to being broken, it’s something that you look forward to. This is one that you don’t.

With four postponements  on Tuesday, the league has now seen 29 rainouts on the year. If there is one postponement today due to weather, the year will tie 2007 for the most rainouts by this time in the season with 30. Looking at the weather forecast, the chances of that happening on Weds. are very real.

In looking back to the games that were played on Tues., the rainouts may have actually helped attendance (games that get in when there is a rain delay or threat of rain impacts walk-up attendance negatively). That was evident with the Angels-A’s tilt which saw a 45 min. delay, and only brought in 11,061, or 32 percent of Overstock.com Stadium’s capacity.

But, as is the case with Mondays, Tuesdays are often times not much better. Early week games early in the season, especially for teams not performing well in the standings, can draw miserably. That was certainly the case for the Diamondbacks who hosted the Padres and drew in just under 18,000 or 37 percent of Chase Field’s 49,033 capacity.

Road

Home

Tues's
Attendance

Capacity

Sell-Thru

Notes

SF

COL

41,105

50,445

81%

Cain vs. Jimenez (Daygame)

PHI

STL

34,567

43,975

79%

Social Media Night

NYY

TB

27,123

36,973

73%

1st Place vs 2nd Place

TX

CWS

22,437

40,615

55%

54 Degrees for Dog Day

CLE

KC

17,712

39,000

45%

T-Shirt

CHI

CIN

18,861

42,059

45%

50 degrees

HOU

ATL

21,085

49,743

42%

Daygame

SD

AZ

17,958

49,033

37%


LAA

OAK

11,061

35,067

32%

Game delayed 45 minutes

MIN

SEA

14,859

47,116

32%

King Felix starting

MIL

LAD

35,346

56,000

63%

Kershaw Bobblehead, rained most of day in LA

PIT

WASH

0

41,888

0%

Daygame pushed to summer, no makeup announced

BAL

BOS

0

37,493

0%

Sox miss Britton

TOR

DET

0

41,255

0%

Rescheduled for Wednesday, July 27

FL

NYM

0

41,800

0%

Rescheduled for Monday, July 18

Total over 11 games

262,114

490,026

53%


Sell-Thru= Percentage of capacity sold


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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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