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2015 vs. 2016 Attendance

We take the number of home games through the current date for each team, then look at the same number of home games last year, and compare the attendance between those two sets of games. This means that the dates won't match up, but given the differing capacities of ballparks I believe this gives a more accurate view. Also, all single-admission doubleheaders are counted only once in the attendance total and a zero is used for the other game of the doubleheader.

For games through 2016-10-02

Year-to-Year Attendance

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Rk Tm 2015_Games 2015_Attend 2015_AttendpGm 2016_Games 2016_Attend 2016_AttendpGm Direction Difference DiffPerGame
1 ARI 81 2,080,145 25,681 81 2,036,216 25,138 DOWN -43,929 -542
2 ATL 81 2,001,392 24,709 81 2,020,914 24,950 UP 19,522 241
3 BAL 78 2,281,202 29,246 81 2,172,344 26,819 DOWN -108,858 -2,427
4 BOS 81 2,880,694 35,564 81 2,955,434 36,487 UP 74,740 923
5 CHC 81 2,919,122 36,039 81 3,232,420 39,906 UP 313,298 3,868
6 CHW 81 1,755,810 21,677 81 1,746,293 21,559 DOWN -9,517 -117
7 CIN 81 2,419,506 29,870 81 1,894,085 23,384 DOWN -525,421 -6,487
8 CLE 80 1,388,905 17,361 81 1,591,667 19,650 UP 202,762 2,289
9 COL 81 2,506,789 30,948 81 2,602,524 32,130 UP 95,735 1,182
10 DET 80 2,692,531 33,657 80 2,493,859 31,173 DOWN -198,672 -2,483
11 HOU 81 2,153,585 26,587 81 2,306,623 28,477 UP 153,038 1,889
12 KCR 81 2,708,549 33,439 81 2,557,712 31,577 DOWN -150,837 -1,862
13 LAA 81 3,012,765 37,195 81 3,016,142 37,236 UP 3,377 42
14 LAD 81 3,764,815 46,479 81 3,703,312 45,720 DOWN -61,503 -759
15 MIA 80 1,724,533 21,557 80 1,712,417 21,405 DOWN -12,116 -151
16 MIL 81 2,542,558 31,390 81 2,314,614 28,575 DOWN -227,944 -2,814
17 MIN 81 2,220,054 27,408 81 1,963,912 24,246 DOWN -256,142 -3,162
18 NYM 81 2,569,753 31,725 81 2,789,602 34,440 UP 219,849 2,714
19 NYY 81 3,193,795 39,430 81 3,063,405 37,820 DOWN -130,390 -1,610
20 OAK 81 1,768,175 21,829 81 1,521,506 18,784 DOWN -246,669 -3,045
21 PHI 81 1,831,080 22,606 81 1,915,144 23,644 UP 84,064 1,038
22 PIT 81 2,498,596 30,847 81 2,249,201 27,768 DOWN -249,395 -3,079
23 SDP 81 2,459,752 30,367 81 2,351,422 29,030 DOWN -108,330 -1,337
24 SEA 81 2,193,581 27,081 81 2,267,928 27,999 UP 74,347 918
25 SFG 81 3,375,882 41,678 81 3,365,256 41,546 DOWN -10,626 -131
26 STL 81 3,520,889 43,468 81 3,444,490 42,525 DOWN -76,399 -943
27 TBR 81 1,235,608 15,254 81 1,286,163 15,879 UP 50,555 624
28 TEX 81 2,491,875 30,764 81 2,710,402 33,462 UP 218,527 2,698
29 TOR 81 2,794,891 34,505 81 3,392,099 41,878 UP 597,208 7,373
30 WSN 81 2,619,843 32,344 81 2,481,938 30,641 DOWN -137,905 -1,703
total 2424 73,606,675 30,366 2428 73,159,044 30,131 DOWN -447,631 -184