The 2012 season was a historical one for Major League Baseball fans. It included the addition of two additional Wildcard teams to the playoff format. It was also the 100th Anniversary of the opening of Fenway Park in Boston, MA. The San Francisco Giants were the World Series Champions after narrowly sweeping the Detroit Tigers in four games.  Here are the attendance numbers for all 30 teams during the 2012 Major League Baseball season. 

 

Venue/Team

Total Season Attendance

Avg. Nightly Attendance

Percentage of Capacity

1. Citizens Bank Park (Phillies)

3565718

44021

100.8%

2. Yankee Stadium (Yankees)

3542406

43733

87.00%

3. Globe Life Park (Rangers)

3460280

42719

86.90%

4. AT&T Stadium (Giants)

3377371

41695

99.50%

5. Dodger Stadium (Dodgers)

3324246

41040

73.30%

6. Busch Stadium (Cardinals)

3262109

40272

91.60%

7. Angel Stadium of Anaheim (Angels)

3061770

37799

83.30%

8. Fenway Park (Red Sox)

3043003

37567

101.40%

9. Comerica Park (Tigers)

3028033

37383

90.60%

10. Wrigley Field (Cubs)

2882756

35589

86.50%

11. Miller Park (Brewers)

2831385

34955

83.40%

12. Target Field (Twins)

2776354

34275

86.80%

13. Coors Field (Rockies)

2630458

32474

64.30%

14. Nationals Park (Nationals)

2370794

30010

72.30%

15. Turner Field (Braves)

2420171

29878

60.10%

16. Great American Ballpark (Reds)

2347251  

28978

68.00%

17. Citi Field (Mets)

2242803

28035

67.10%

18. Marlins Park (Marlins)

2219444

27400

73.20%

19. Chase Field (Diamondbacks)

2177617

26884

55.00%

20. Oriole Park at Camden Yards (Orioles)

2102240

26610

58.60%

21. Petco Park (Padres)

2123721

26218

61.40%

22. PNC Park (Pirates)

2091918

26148

68.20%

23. Rogers Centre (Blue Jays)

2099663

25921

52.60%

24. U.S. Cellular Field (White Sox)

1965955

24271

59.80%

25. Kauffman Stadium (Royals)

1739859

21748

57.40%

26. Safeco Field (Mariners)

1721920

21258

44.40%

27. O.co Coliseum (Athletics)

1679013

20728

60.60%

28. Minute Maid Park (Astros)

1607733

19848

48.50%

29. Progressive Field (Indians)

1603596

19797

45.60%

30. Tropicana Field (Rays)

1559681

19255

56.50%

 

For the 2nd straight season, the Philadelphia Phillies beat out the New York Yankees for the lead in Major League Baseball attendance. 9 teams surpassed the coveted 3 million fan mark for the entire season. 7 teams boasted a per game capacity rate of more than 80%. The Red Sox attendance mark was by far the most impressive in 2012 since Fenway Park is one of the smallest ballparks in Major League Baseball. Marlins Park opened for the 2012 season as the league's newest ballpark. It marked a new beginning for the Marlins franchise, they now had their own home and changed their name from the Florida Marlins to the Miami Marlins. The Marlins also went from 1.5 million fans in attendance in 2011 to 2.2 million in 2012. 

The 2nd largest jump in attendance for the 2012 season was the Los Angeles Dodgers who went from 2.9 million in 2011 to 3.3 million in 2012. The largest decline in attendance for the 2012 was the Minnesota Twins who went from 3.1 million in 2011 to 2.7 million in 2012. 

 

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