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  1. Wily Peralta a 15, interesting.

    Comment by Justin — September 5, 2012 @ 10:28 am

  2. Oakland stadium includes (admittedly bad) seats that are closed off because they have no reason to be open, but it still makes the stadium look very non-full.

    Comment by TKDC — September 5, 2012 @ 10:29 am

  3. Wily Peralta pitching for Miami against Miami. Very interesting

    Comment by Kenny — September 5, 2012 @ 10:34 am

  4. Gah! Fixed.

    Although, one imagines a pretty entertaining science fiction plot could be borne out of such an error.

    Comment by Carson Cistulli — September 5, 2012 @ 10:36 am

  5. The coliseum could theoretically seat 60,000 if all the A’s fans brought 5,000 friends. Under their current attendance, the stadium, on average is 34% capacity.

    Comment by Jack — September 5, 2012 @ 10:39 am

  6. That’s one of two reasons why tarping off the extra seats was a good idea. The place does feel full on the rare occasions when they fill the 35,000 for the Yankees, Giants or fireworks. (The other reason it’s a good idea is that the concourses and concessions stands can’t handle larger crowds and make it a miserable experience.)

    Comment by baycommuter — September 5, 2012 @ 10:54 am

  7. Regarding how it feels to attend a game, it’s important to note that newer ballparks are roomier than older ones built when (a) fans’ expectations were lower, (b) fans’ bottoms were smaller, and (c) sellouts were much rarer. I’ve been to sellout games in Boston and San Francisco this year; Fenway felt jam-packed while AT&T Park did not. Jam-packed is more exciting, but a lot less comfortable.

    Comment by Mr Punch — September 5, 2012 @ 11:10 am

  8. Eh, now that I think about it, it’s not really that interesting. Heath Bell has been pitching for Miami and against Miami all year

    Comment by Kenny — September 5, 2012 @ 11:12 am

  9. SkyDome never had a chance in these rankings. The last of the 50,000+ baseball mega-stadiums, by the time it was built, its time had already passed.

    Comment by Big Jgke — September 5, 2012 @ 11:15 am

  10. Jam-packed is especially less comfortable when you have some drunk sweaty Red Sox fan slobbering all over your back

    Comment by Drew — September 5, 2012 @ 11:16 am

  11. You may wish to compare the Toronto figures (stadium completed 1989) with the Colorado figures (stadium completed 1995) and revise your statement.

    Comment by deflated — September 5, 2012 @ 11:36 am

  12. What’s the difference between the Cubs and White Sox? The Sox are clearly a better team, but are averaging 10,000 less per game. Does this have to do with the park itself? The legacy? Location? Prices?


    Comment by Danny — September 5, 2012 @ 11:51 am

  13. Cubs fans are generally wealthier and Wrigley is in a much better part of town. People with disposable income tend to live in North Chicago, or along the Northern Lakeshore suburbs up into Kenosha, WI, while the working and lower classes live in the south side, or across the border in the Gary, IN area, in the White Sox territory.

    Comment by Jack — September 5, 2012 @ 12:12 pm

  14. Regarding two-dollar beer nights at PGE:

    Those were the days. If you could tolerate Miller Lite.

    Comment by Matthias — September 5, 2012 @ 12:44 pm

  15. Funny, i think of Colorado, because it’s outdoors and seems like a place with the baseball consumer in mind as a stadium that is of a completely different stadium building philosophy than the SkyDome. I didn’t realize that Coors was so big.

    Comment by Big Jgke — September 5, 2012 @ 3:08 pm

  16. And, even in areas where it is mostly lower class and on the southern side, we still are majority Cubs fans. Noone actually likes the White Sox. The people who go just got free tickets, or needed somewhere to dump their trash. Honestly, if you watch a game at home, there is always a steady stream of trash and trash-bags rolling across the field.

    Comment by Dr_Caligari — September 5, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

  17. Shouldn’t it somehow be weighted towards teams with higher capacity? Sure, MInnesota has a higher percentage of attendants than the Rangers and Yankees, but that’s because it’s a whole lot harder to sell out a 45000+ stadium than target field. I understand how there is also a problem with raw attendance as teams like Boston who are sold out everyday are excluded from the top because of a very small stadium…but there should be some middle ground. Any ideas on how to do that?

    Comment by Daniel — September 5, 2012 @ 3:47 pm

  18. Now how are we establishing attendance? Is it based upon ticket sales or upon turnstile measurements? If the former, I can tell you for a fact that the values are waaay off. If there’s a published source of data for turnstile measurement, I’d like to know where it is.

    Comment by fergie348 — September 5, 2012 @ 3:56 pm

  19. Turner Field is almost exactly 50,000, and it was built in ’97. Braves have a really terrible time filling it, except when the Yankees show up.

    Comment by Anon21 — September 6, 2012 @ 7:18 pm

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