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Thursday, May 02, 2019

Good seats available: MLB’s early-season attendance issue continues

MLB’s overall attendance numbers are slightly down from last April, when they dropped precipitously, a dip the league attributed to poor weather. By the end of the season, league-wide attendance was down more than 3 million, dropping to 69,671,272, the lowest figure since 2003 and down nearly 10 million from its 2007 peak. Regional sports network ratings and digital streaming numbers are up year-over-year, according to a source familiar with the numbers.

April 2019 attendance was salvaged by the Philadelphia Phillies, whose year-over-year attendance gain of 11,660 fans per game nearly matches the combined jump of the 12 other teams posting better attendance in 2019.

Coming into Wednesday, MLB was averaging 193 fewer fans per game through 437 games than in 2018, according to Baseball-Reference.com

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 02, 2019 at 06:07 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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