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Major League Baseball attendance records

Attendance for all teams 1890 - 2008 (updated)

Contents

  • Most Attended Game in history 1
  • Least Attended Game in History 2
  • Highest season home totals, by team 3
  • 4 million or more home attendance totals 4
  • Progression of the home field attendance record 5
  • Largest crowds at a World Series game 6
  • References 7

Most Attended Game in history

115,301 is the all time record. It was a preseason game between the defending champions Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday March 29, 2008 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

http://www.reuters.com/article/2008/03/31/us-baseball-dodgers-idUSSP26421220080331

Least Attended Game in History

Zero spectators attended a game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox on April 29, 2015 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The game was closed to spectators. The record was previously held by an 1882 game between the Troy Trojans and the Worcester Ruby Legs in Worcester, Massachusetts, which six spectators attended.[1]

Highest season home totals, by team

Team name Season Home attendance Per game average Ballpark
Arizona Diamondbacks [2] 1998 3,610,290 44,571 Bank One Ballpark
Atlanta Braves [3] 1993 3,884,720 47,960 Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
Baltimore Orioles [4] 1997 3,711,132 45,816 Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Boston Red Sox [5] 2009 3,062,699 37,811 Fenway Park
Chicago Cubs [6] 2008 3,300,200 40,743 Wrigley Field
Chicago White Sox [7] 2006 2,957,414 36,511 U.S. Cellular Field
Cincinnati Reds [8] 1976 2,629,708 32,466 Riverfront Stadium
Cleveland Indians [9] 1999 3,468,456 42,820 Jacobs Field
Colorado Rockies [10] 1993 4,483,350 55,350 Mile High Stadium
Detroit Tigers [11] 2008 3,202,645 39,539 Comerica Park
Florida Marlins [12] 1993 3,064,847 37,838 Joe Robbie Stadium
Houston Astros [13] 2004 3,087,872 38,122 Minute Maid Park
Kansas City Royals [14] 2015 2,708,549 33,439 Kauffman Stadium
Los Angeles Angels [15] 2006 3,406,790 42,059 Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Los Angeles Dodgers [16] 2007 3,857,036 47,618 Dodger Stadium
Milwaukee Brewers [17] 2011 3,071,373 37,918 Miller Park
Minnesota Twins [18] 2010 3,223,640 39,798 Target Field
New York Mets [19] 2008 4,042,045 49,902 Shea Stadium
New York Yankees [20] 2008 4,298,655 53,070 Yankee Stadium
Oakland Athletics [21] 1990 2,900,217 35,805 Oakland Coliseum
Philadelphia Phillies[22][23][24][25][26] 2011 3,680,718 45,440 Citizens Bank Park
Pittsburgh Pirates [27] 2015 2,498,596 30,847 PNC Park
Seattle Mariners [28] 2002 3,542,938 43,740 Safeco Field
St. Louis Cardinals [29] 2007 3,552,180 43,854 Busch Stadium
San Diego Padres [30] 2004 3,016,752 37,244 PETCO Park
San Francisco Giants [31] 2011 3,387,303 41,819 AT&T Park
Tampa Bay Rays [32] 1998 2,506,293 30,942 Tropicana Field
Texas Rangers [33] 2012 3,460,280 42,720 The Ballpark in Arlington
Toronto Blue Jays [34] 1993 4,057,947 50,098 SkyDome
Washington Nationals [35] 2005 2,731,993 33,728 R.F.K. Stadium

4 million or more home attendance totals

Toronto Blue Jays became the first team in baseball history to draw 4 million mark in attendance in 1991 season.[36]

Team name Season Home attendance Per game Ballpark
Colorado Rockies [10] 1993 4,483,350 55,350 Mile High Stadium
New York Yankees [20] 2008 4,298,655 53,070 Yankee Stadium
New York Yankees [20] 2007 4,271,867 52,739 Yankee Stadium
New York Yankees [20] 2006 4,248,067 52,445 Yankee Stadium
New York Yankees [20] 2005 4,090,696 50,502 Yankee Stadium
Toronto Blue Jays [34] 1993 4,057,947 50,098 SkyDome
New York Mets [19] 2008 4,042,045 49,902 Shea Stadium
Toronto Blue Jays [34] 1992 4,028,318 49,732 SkyDome
Toronto Blue Jays [34] 1991 4,001,527 49,402 SkyDome

Progression of the home field attendance record

Season Team Home attendance Per game Ballpark
1993 Colorado Rockies [37] 4,483,350 55,350 Mile High Stadium
1992 Toronto Blue Jays [36] 4,028,318 49,732 SkyDome
1991 Toronto Blue Jays [36] 4,001,527 49,402 SkyDome
1990 Toronto Blue Jays [36] 3,885,284 47,966 SkyDome
1982 Los Angeles Dodgers [36] 3,608,881 44,554 Dodger Stadium
1978 Los Angeles Dodgers [38] 3,347,845 41,331 Dodger Stadium
1977 Los Angeles Dodgers 2,955,087 36,483 Dodger Stadium
1962 Los Angeles Dodgers [39] 2,755,184 33,195 Dodger Stadium
1948 Cleveland Indians [39] 2,620,627 33,172 Cleveland Stadium
1946 New York Yankees [40] 2,265,512 29,422 Yankee Stadium
1920 New York Yankees [40] 1,289,422 16,746 Polo Grounds IV
1908 New York Giants 910,000 11,375 Polo Grounds III
1905 Chicago White Sox 687,419 8,383 South Side Park II
1904 Boston Americans 623,295 7,695 Huntington Avenue Grounds
1903 New York Giants 579,530 8,279 Polo Grounds III
1895 Philadelphia Phillies 474,971 7,142 Baker Bowl
1894 New York Giants 387,000 5,650 Polo Grounds III
1893 Philadelphia Phillies 293,019 4,406 Philadelphia Baseball Grounds
1891 Philadelphia Phillies 217,282 3,149 Philadelphia Baseball Grounds
1890 Philadelphia Phillies 148,366 2,231 Philadelphia Baseball Grounds

Largest crowds at a World Series game

Attendance Opponents Game number Date Stadium
92,706 Chicago White Sox at Los Angeles Dodgers Game 5 October 6, 1959 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
92,650 Chicago White Sox at Los Angeles Dodgers Game 4 October 5, 1959 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
92,394 Chicago White Sox at Los Angeles Dodgers Game 3 October 4, 1959 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
86,288 Boston Braves at Cleveland Indians Game 5 October 10, 1948 Cleveland Stadium
81,897 Boston Braves at Cleveland Indians Game 4 October 9, 1948 Cleveland Stadium
78,102 New York Giants at Cleveland Indians Game 4 October 2, 1954 Cleveland Stadium
74,065 Brooklyn Dodgers at New York Yankees Game 6 October 5, 1947 Yankee Stadium
73,977 Brooklyn Dodgers at New York Yankees Game 3 October 6, 1956 Yankee Stadium
73,365 Brooklyn Dodgers at New York Yankees Game 1 September 30, 1947 Yankee Stadium
71,787 Brooklyn Dodgers at New York Yankees Game 4 October 4, 1952 Yankee Stadium

References

  1. ^ "Taking a look at baseball's lowest attended game before today". Baltimore Sun. 
  2. ^ "Arizona Diamondbacks Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors".  
  3. ^ "Atlanta Braves Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors".  
  4. ^ "Baltimore Orioles Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors".  
  5. ^ "Boston Red Sox Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors".  
  6. ^ "Chicago Cubs Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors".  
  7. ^ "Chicago White Sox Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors".  
  8. ^ "Cincinnati Reds Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors".  
  9. ^ "Cleveland Indians Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors".  
  10. ^ a b "Colorado Rockies Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors".  
  11. ^ "Detroit Tigers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors".  
  12. ^ "Florida Marlins Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors".  
  13. ^ "Cleveland Indians Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors".  
  14. ^ "Kansas City Royals Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors".  
  15. ^ "Los Angeles Angels Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors".  
  16. ^ "Los Angeles Dodgers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors".  
  17. ^ "Milwaukee Brewers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors".  
  18. ^ "http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/AL/2010-misc.shtml".  
  19. ^ a b "New York Mets Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors".  
  20. ^ a b c d e "New York Yankees Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors".  
  21. ^ "Oakland Athletics Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors".  
  22. ^ "Attendance up by under 1 percent". ESPN.com. Associated Press. September 29, 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. The ... Phillies led baseball's attendance chart for the first time .... 
  23. ^ "Baseball attendance increased from 2010". Yahoo! Sports. The Sports Xchange. September 29, 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  24. ^ "Philadelphia Phillies Lead MLB in Attendance For First Time Ever". RantSports. September 29, 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  25. ^ "Phillies set attendance record". Philadelphia Business Journal. American City Business Journals, Inc. September 23, 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  26. ^ "2010 National League Attendance & Miscellaneous".  
  27. ^ "Pittsburgh Pirates Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors".  
  28. ^ "Seattle Mariners Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors".  
  29. ^ "St. Louis Cardinals Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors".  
  30. ^ "San Diego Padres Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors".  
  31. ^ "San Francisco Giants Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors".  
  32. ^ "Tampa Bay Rays Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors".  
  33. ^ "Texas Rangers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors".  
  34. ^ a b c d "Toronto Blue Jays Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors".  
  35. ^ "Washington Nationals Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors".  
  36. ^ a b c d e "BLUE JAYS TIMELINE (1990-1999)".  
  37. ^ "ROCKIES TIMELINE (1990-1994)".  
  38. ^ "DODGERS TIMELINE (1970s)".  
  39. ^ a b "Cleveland Indians". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 2009-01-31. 
  40. ^ a b "New York Yankees Attendance Records". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 2009-01-31. 
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