Monday, August 8, 2011

2011 MLB Attendance Trends

The last time we took a look at Baseball-Reference's nifty "2010 vs. 2011 Attendance" page, the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays had the most improved attendance, while crowds for the LA Dodgers and Seattle Mariners dwindled.

Let's take a quick peek at how the teams are doing tonight, the 23rd anniversary of the Cubs' first night game, 8/8/88.

PNC Park is beautiful.
As you'll see in the numbers below, Texas is still leading the pack after their surprise AL Pennant win last season. Pittsburgh Pirates fans started showing up after their unfamiliar competitiveness in July. The Padres numbers reverted back to 2010 numbers, as they are only 27 tickets sold per game above last season's pace. Lastly, the typically embarrassing fans in Atlanta are ranked 28th out of 30 teams, even though their team is currently leading the Wild Card race, with a 75% chance of making the playoffs per Coolstandings. At the top of the list, we expect a couple of teams pass the reeling Pirates, as the World Champion Giants - now featuring Carlos Beltrán - and the up and coming Cleveland Indians - with new Ace, Ubaldo Jiménez - are poised for late season runs.

Rk Tm DiffPerGame ▾
1 TEX 7,625
2 PIT 4,751
3 SFG 4,689
4 CLE 3,783
5 CIN 3,177
6 TOR 3,090
7 MIL 1,504
8 COL 826
9 OAK 697
10 PHI 461
11 FLA 274
12 BOS 27
13 SDP 27
14 BAL -167
15 DET -176
16 KCR -202
17 MIN -229
18 ARI -386
19 LAA -883
20 CHW -1,402
21 WSN -1,472
22 CHC -1,487
23 NYY -1,736
24 HOU -1,883
25 STL -2,452
26 NYM -2,660
27 TBR -2,673
28 ATL -3,516
29 SEA -4,213
30 LAD -7,902
total -84
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 8/8/2011.

Many Dodger fans are boycotting McCourtapalooza 2011

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