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Old 10-10-2013, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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So here are the final numbers, a couple of observations. Look at how many teams that either made the playoffs or were in the hunt down the stretch of the season and still drew poorly. The Angels despite being bad at baseball the whole year still drew over 3M fans maybe much of the tickets were sold last year in anticipation of the off season signings. Philly also drew over 3M again even though nobody really expected them to compete. Colorado had a very good attendance year despite not being good, Todd Helton may have helped. The Milwaukee Brewers winning only 6 games in May were out of it by June 1st and still almost drew 2.6M and averaged 31,248 a game. I know Cleveland hates their owner and despises him but sill 1,572,926 fans or 19,661 a game? even with a bad owner don't you at least want to watch some baseball? Tampa? who wants a new baseball team? North Carolina, Portland, San Antonio?

2013 MLB Attendance - Major League Baseball - ESPN

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of MLB's 2013 Attendance - Forbes

MLB finishes 2013 with sixth best attendance total ever - IBAF

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Old 10-11-2013, 06:44 AM
 
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Tampa Bay having yet another bad season for attendance is hardly surprising. They simply do not draw a large number of fans despite having a good team that wins.

Cleveland having bad attendance is surprising.
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:27 AM
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Tampa Bay having yet another bad season for attendance is hardly surprising. They simply do not draw a large number of fans despite having a good team that wins.

Cleveland having bad attendance is surprising.
Another surprise is Oakland. For having such a good team, they rank #23 in attendance. Kansas City, well, yes and no. They've been so bad for so long that their attendance has dropped alot. However, Kansas City was a contender this year, so in some ways, it can be surprising why their attendance has been quite low.
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Seattle being at the bottom isn't surprising. This is such a fair weather sports city.

I went to the Mariners game on opening night and it was pretty much sold out... the very next night had like 15k fans... LOL
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:43 AM
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Seattle being at the bottom isn't surprising. This is such a fair weather sports city.

I went to the Mariners game on opening night and it was pretty much sold out... the very next night had like 15k fans... LOL
Soccer actually outdraws baseball in Seattle. That is another thing about this too. Seattle has seen even fewer fans than this. Seattle was in a predicament similar to the Pittsburgh Pirates in terms of the number of losing seasons(no winning seasons from 1977-1990).
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Old 10-11-2013, 02:52 PM
 
Location: California
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Looks like the Dodgers were the most watched team in baseball, both at home and on the road. The 4 games I saw at Dodger Stadium they drew over 50,000 each time.
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:51 PM
 
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Looks like the Dodgers were the most watched team in baseball, both at home and on the road. The 4 games I saw at Dodger Stadium they drew over 50,000 each time.

When your stadium holds 56,000 it helps. So many new stadiums are scaling down to 40-43 range, so I imagine if the red sox or cardinals had a 70,000 seat stadium how many fans they could draw. The Brewers had county stadium with their largest crowd being 56,000 scaled down to 42,000 and with standing room got that number up to 43/44,000. The size of the park does matter.
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Old 10-11-2013, 06:47 PM
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When your stadium holds 56,000 it helps. So many new stadiums are scaling down to 40-43 range, so I imagine if the red sox or cardinals had a 70,000 seat stadium how many fans they could draw. The Brewers had county stadium with their largest crowd being 56,000 scaled down to 42,000 and with standing room got that number up to 43/44,000. The size of the park does matter.
Tropicana Field can seat 40,000. However, the stadium is often at less than half capacity. The Rays have the lowest attendance. Same goes for Progressive Field in Cleveland. 42,000 and less than 20,000 per home game. Miller Park, where the Brewers currently play, seats 41,000. Average attendance for home games this year was 31,248. Turner Field in Atlanta has very close to 50,000 seats, and the average attendance this year for Braves home games was only slightly higher than Milwaukee.
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Old 10-12-2013, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Houston
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I still think Cub fans are the most loyal. I am a rabid Cardinal fan but wonder how big a fan I would be if they had not won a WS in more than a century.
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Old 10-12-2013, 02:23 PM
 
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Some teams filled over 90% of stadium capacity; SF Giants filled 99.2% of seats per game. AT&T park holds 41,915 and the Giants average 41,584 fans per game.
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