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.
Major League Baseball was relatively flat this year with a modest .2% increase year over year in average attendance.
Big winners this year were the Royals, Mets, Astros and Blue Jays. All four were playoff teams and with the exception of the Royals, it was the first playoff birth in quite a while.
This is an interactive report that allows you to drill into each team. Enjoy.
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: