Major League Baseball finished the 2013 season with the league’s sixth highest attendance total in history, according to a press release by the league on Tuesday afternoon. A grand total of 74,026,895 people attended games this past season, a 1.1% decrease from 2012. The league averaged 30,514 fans per game.
Some additional highlights from the press release:
- Eight teams surpassed 3,000,000 in total attendance. Seven more were above 2,500,000.
- At 246 the San Francisco Giants hold the longest active consecutive home sellout streak, dating back to October 1, 2010.
- Cincinnati’s 2,492,059 is a new record for Great American Ballpark, surpassing the 2,355,259 fans that attended a game during the stadium’s inaugural season of 2003.
- Pittsburgh drew 2,256,862 – the most they’ve seen since PNC Park’s inaugural season (2001) and the second highest total in franchise history.
- Kansas City (1,750,754) saw its highest attendance figures since 1993.
- The Los Angeles Dodgers led all of baseball at 3,743,527.
- The New York Yankees led the American League with 3,279,589. This marked the 11th consecutive season in which the Yankees have led the AL in attendance and 15th straight in which they’ve topped 3,000,000.
Part of the release did note that the 2013 season saw the second highest number of weather related postponements in the past nine years, with 37. There were just 21 such instances during the 2012 season, a figure that was passed in late May of 2013.
The ten highest attendance figures in MLB history have all taken place over the past ten years.