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MLB Attendance Tracker for Sat 5/28: Seattle Rides King Felix Wave, Twins and Brewers Have Sellouts PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maury Brown and David Simmons   
Sunday, 29 May 2011 16:01

Felix HernandezFelix Hernandez isn’t just the 2010 AL Cy Young winner, he’s marketing gold for the Seattle Mariners. Friday night, with Hernandez starting, and the Mariners running their “King’s Court” promo where a designated section of Safeco Field is assigned the designation, a sign is hung, and fans get a King’s Court tee, attendance for the Mariners was 79 percent of capacity, a rare number for the organization.

On top of the Mariners increased attendance, the Twins and Brewers continued their hot turnout at the gate. For the Twins, it’s a slingshot effect of selling season tickets after their strong performance last year. For the Brewers, it’s a case of marketing the product effectively, a bragging right the club should be proud of. For the Twins, it was the 13th while the Brewers enjoyed their 10th sellout of the season.

As reported on Sat, the league saw its 31st rainout of the season, tying it for 2007 for the most in the last decade at this time.

All-in-all, ballparks were filled to 68 percent of capacity, compared to 85 percent of capacity last Saturday during interleague.

Here’s the breakdown, with promos and other details:

Road Home Fri's
Capacity Sell-Thru Notes
SF MIL 42,514 41,900 101% 10th sellout of the season. Spring Madness promo
LAA MIN 39,824 39,504 101% 13th sellout of the season, 3rd home game in a row
PIT CHC 38,413 41,210 93%
KC TX 40,240 49,170 82%
NYY SEA 37,354 47,447 79% Felix Hernandez start. King's Court seating section promotion. Won in 12th. 9-1 over last 10 gams
AZ HOU 31,405 40,950 77% Replica Jersey
STL COL 38,149 50,440 76% Helton T-Shirt
CIN ATL 36,615 49,743 74%
PHI NYM 29,337 42,000 70%
BAL OAK 23,795 35,067 68% Fireworks
CLE TB 24,717 36,973 67% Avril Lavigne post-game concert
FL LAD 29,971 56,000 54% $1 Dodger-Dog Day
CWS TOR 22,659 49,539 46%
SD WSH 19,159 41,888 46%
BOS DET Rained Out
41,255 0% 31st rainout of the season. Ties most in last decade by this point in season
Over 15 games
454,152 663,086 68%

Sell-Thru = Percentage of capacity

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