Below is the interim MLB Attendance Report through games played in May. League wide attendance is virtually flat, down .6% through similar time period as last year. As expected, Cleveland is riding last years World Series run right into 2017, while Atlanta opened a new facility.
Here is a team by team report to look at attendance performance over the years.
Major League Baseball attendance was down year over year with 16 of the teams seeing declines. As the second chart with show, the biggest declines came from Cincinnati, Oakland, Baltimore, and Minnesota.
MLB Attendance had a strong July to bounce to a positive year over year number of 1.4% through July games.
The Royals and Mariners continue to have the biggest turnarounds in the league with a 43% and 22% increase year over year. As I’ve mentioned before, this is due to the “opportunity for improvement”. The Royals and Mariners still rank 10th and 18th across the league for average attendance.
Here is a look at some specific teams attendance this year:
(This is an updated post from something I released this morning. There was an issue with the data this morning which changed the overall numbers.)
Major League Baseball is flat year over year and down about 1% over the the previous 3 year average.
Looking at a team by team basis, roughly half the teams are down and half are up over the 3 year average.
Here is the same chart but only looking at 2013 vs. 2014 numbers.
More of the same but showcasing the long term trend of some of the teams.
Sometimes the aggregate can be a little misleading. If you look at the year over year averages, the A’s look flat year over year but the trend looks good as they have really widened the gap in the last three months that should continue down the home stretch.