Dodgers Attendance Rises as MLB Attendance Falls
Dodger fans are amazing and that genuinely is not a biased statement to make. The numbers show it. Despite increasing ticket prices, concession prices steadily climbing, and parking also becoming a substantial expense at Chavez Ravine, Dodger fans continue to come to the ballpark and root on the Boys in Blue.
This season, the Dodgers topped the rest of Major League Baseball in attendance by a wide margin. The Dodgers had almost 4 million fans attend games this season for an average of 49,061 fans per home game. The next best was the St. Louis Cardinals — very impressive for a small market, albeit a great baseball town — with almost 3.5 million fans in attendance for an average of 42,968 fans per game.
Here are the top five teams in MLB attendance, courtesy of NBC Sports.
2019 MLB attendance leaders.
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The actual attendance rate was astounding in comparison to the rest of Major League Baseball. The Dodgers accounted for 5.8 percent of all MLB attendance. With thirty MLB teams, their fair share would have been 3.3 percent. They almost doubled that. Simply put, the attendance numbers are a credit to an amazing fan base that shows up year in and year out despite the heartbreak.
Moreover, with a 106 win season in 2019, the team set an all time franchise attendance record at home. It was the seventh consecutive season that the Dodgers led the Majors in home attendance, and represented the tenth largest single-season mark in Major League history.
As Major League Baseball attendance has gone down the past three seasons, the Dodgers’ attendance numbers are on the rise.