I was at the game Wednesday night and crowds were pretty sparse; and, I realize they measure ticket sales instead of actual turnstile attendance. However I was surprised to see a Houston Chronicle article this week (no link) that stated the following:
- Through Thursday night, 12 of the 30 MLB teams have attendance ahead of last year.
- The Twins, with their inaugural season of Target field, lead MLB in improved attendance per game, with an average increase of almost 16K seats per game.
- The Braves, Rangers, Pirates, and Brewers, follow the Twins (in order)--and in sixth place are the Dodgers, up 1,545 tickets per game over prior year.
- The Dodgers also are leading the majors in attendance per game, at 46,427, over 1,000 per game ahead of the #2 Phillies.
If the Dodgers continue to hold last place in June, I don't think this trend will last. But maybe mine eyes deceive me, and Dodger ticket holders who have already paid are just choosing to stay home?