Monday, April 25, 2011

2011 Team Attendance Trends

The invaluable baseball-reference.com has a little-known page that compares team attendance from 2011 and 2012 on a game-to-game basis.

As the B-R writers explain on the page:
"We take the number of home games through the current date for each team, then look at the same number of home games last year, and compare the attendance between those two sets of games. This means that the dates won't match up, but given the differing capacities of ballparks I believe this gives a more accurate view."
 Casey Kelly is learning his craft
with the San Antonio Missions.
The complete list is below.

We found it interesting that the Padres are doing so well after concern about trading fan favorite, Adrian Gonzalez. San Diego traded Gonzalez for Casey Kelly, Anthony Rizzo, Reymond Fuentes, and Eric Patterson. Fans aren't buying tickets to see any of these guys, yet, but their late season run last year really got the community jazzed about the Padres. The NL West is shaping up to be another fantastic race with the Giants, Rockies, and Padres vying for the playoffs.

The Cubs are down 4,300 per game and the Rays are down 5,600. If you think about it before scrolling down, I bet you can guess which team is down the most fans per game. Hint: Ownership.

Rk Tm DiffPerGame ▾
1 TEX 10,128
2 TOR 7,946
3 SDP 5,781
4 SFG 5,104
5 COL 4,826
6 OAK 4,780
7 CIN 1,872
8 DET 1,704
9 PIT 510
10 MIN 449
11 PHI 388
12 BOS -7
13 ARI -72
14 WSN -291
15 CHW -353
16 FLA -360
17 LAA -622
18 CLE -806
19 STL -2,076
20 NYY -2,660
21 HOU -3,103
22 ATL -3,123
23 KCR -3,456
24 BAL -3,474
25 MIL -4,061
26 CHC -4,300
27 NYM -4,688
28 TBR -5,600
29 SEA -6,829
30 LAD -7,144
total -506
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 4/25/2011.

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