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Newsflash: Baseball attendance rising

Posted on: July 18, 2011 10:22 am
Edited on: July 18, 2011 1:22 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Remember early in the season when many people in the media were making a huge deal about baseball's massive attendance decline? Well, things are shifting. After having trailed 2010's average attendance per game for pretty much the whole season, attendance for 2011 is up as of this past weekend. Per BizofBaseball.com, the average attendance per game this season is now 29,893. Last season at this point, it was 29,853.

Now, that's awfully close and could change with a slow week, or even a slow day. Still, nearly 30,000 fans are attending the average baseball game. I remember all the arguing earlier in the season and my point was that it was more about the awful weather and economy earlier in the season than fans hating baseball. The economy hasn't much changed, but the weather has. And the attendance is rising. If Major League Baseball can get the ownership situation sorted out with the Dodgers, one would expect a huge increase in attendance there, too.

At least for now, baseball isn't in trouble with the fans.

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