MLB Attendance Drops For 3rd Straight Year

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball’s average attendance dropped for the third straight season, with a slight dip of nearly a half percent this year.

The 30 teams combined to draw 73.06 million fans in 2010, an average of 30,141, after Sunday’s regular season finales.

Last year, in the midst of a global economic downturn, the teams drew 73.42 million, an average of 30,350. That average was a 6.7 percent drop from 2008’s 32,528, when the total was 78.59 million.

Major League Baseball set records in 2007, with a total of 79.5 million and an average of 32,785.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.


One Comment

  1. joel forman says:

    $20 to park, $85 a ticket to the game $5 hot dog $7 beer……I guess that I will once again miss going to the ballpark….(of course having a losing team had nothing to do with my decision lol…)

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