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: