Attendance

Twins attendance – 2014

Updated on September 8. The Twins opened the season on the road and played their first 2014 game at Target Field on April 7 against the Oakland A’s and had a non-sellout paid attendance of  35,837. The Twins set a new record low attendance for Target Field when only 20,507 fans attended game 1 of a make-up doubleheader on April 17 caused by snowstorm the day before. After 72 home games the Twins attendance stands at 2,024,470 which translates to an average of 28,118 per game. The Twins have no sellouts on the books this season. Attendance at this point in the season (after 72 games) as compared to the same point last season is down a total of 209,550 for an average of 2,910 per game. The Twins are on pace to draw 2,277,532 fans to Target field this season, down about 200,112 fans from the final 2013 attendance number of 2,477,644. Keep in mind these attendance numbers are for tickets sold and not actual fans in the stands which is a much smaller but unpublished number. Capacity at Target field in 2014 remains at 39,021.

Overall MLB attendance is down an average of 146 fans per game in 2014 as compared to 2013.

 

2014 average – ? (season ticket base 17,000)

2013 average – 30,588 (season ticket base 19,000)

2012 average – 34,276 (season ticket base 23,000)

2011 average – 39,113 (season ticket base 25,000)

2010 average – 39,798 (season ticket base 25,000)

 

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Twins Attendance – 2013

The Twins opened the season at Target Field and had a sellout for the “opener” with 38,282 fans attending. The Twins set a new record low attendance for Target Field when only 21,826 fans attended the make-up game against the Los Angeles Angeles on September 9th. After 81 home games the Twins attendance stands at 2,477,644 which translates to an average of 30,588 per game ranking them seventh out of 15 teams in the America League. The Twins have six sellout’s in the book this season. Attendance as compared to last season is down a total of 298,710 for an average of 3,688 or 10.76% per game. Overall MLB attendance is down an average of 351 fans per game in 2013 as compared to 2012. It should also be noted that capacity at Target Field was reduced from 39,504 to 39,021 in 2013 due to the construction in right field of the “Great Clips” drink rail. Season ticket base this year was 19,000.

2012 average – 34,276 (season ticket base 23,000)

2011 average – 39,113 (season ticket base 25,000)

2010 average – 39,798 (season ticket base 25,000)

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Twins Attendance – 2012

The Minnesota Twins finish their 2012 home season having played 81 games at Target Field this year and have drawn a total of 2,776,354 fans for an average of 34,276 per game. The largest crowd of the season was on August 11 against the Tampa Rays when they drew a crowd of 39,512 fans. In 2011 the Twins attendance stood at 3,168,116 and when compared to this season, attendance was down 391,762. Average attendance ran about 12% below last season. Only the Houston Astros have seen a bigger attendance drop this year then the Twins have. In spite of the attendance drop, the Twins have the 11th highest attendance (6th in the American League) in all of baseball this season. The Twins reported 8 sellouts this season.

2011 average – 39,113

2010 average – 39,798 

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Twins Attendance -2011

The Twins sell out streak ended at 81 games when they did not sell out for either of the games against the Kansas City Royals on April 12-13. The Twins finished the 2011 season with 81 home games and drew 3,168,116 fans surpassing the three million mark for the second year in a row and for the third time in franchise history. The Twins averaged 39,113 fans per game in 2011 as compared to 39,798 in their first season at Target Field in 2010. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Twins Attendance Facts

After finishing dead last in American league attendance for six straight season at Griffith Stadium II, team owner Calvin Griffith moved the Washington Senator franchise to Minnesota after the 1960 season and the Minnesota Twins were born. The Twins opened play in 1961 at Metropolitan Stadium; the former minor league park located in Bloomington and home of the former AAA Minneapolis Millers and drew 1,256,723 fans through the gates, the third highest attendance in the newly expanded ten team American league.

  • The Twins have finished first in attendance in the American League on three occasions; in 1963, 1965, and 1988.
  • The Twins have finished last in attendance in the American league on ten occasions; in 1974, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1995, 1998, 1999, and 2000.
  • The Minnesota Twins were the first American League team to attract 3 million fans to the ballpark and they accomplished this feat in 1988.
  • The Twins lowest average attendance was only 7,690 fans per game in the strike-shortened 1981 season.
  • In their first season at Met Stadium in 1961, the Twins were third in attendance in the American League.
  • In their final season at Met Stadium in 1981, the Twins were last in attendance in the American League.
  • In their first season at the Metrodome in 1982, the Twins were last in attendance in the American League.
  • In their final season at the Metrodome in 2009, the Twins were fifth in attendance in the American League.
  • In their first season at Target Field in 2010, the Twins were third in attendance in the American League.
  • The highest average attendance at Met Stadium was 18,315 in 1967.
  • The lowest average attendance at Met Stadium was 7,690 in 1981.
  • The highest average attendance at the Metrodome was 37,416 in 1988.
  • The lowest average attendance at the Metrodome was 10,604 in 1983.
  • The highest average attendance at Target Field was 39,798 in 2010.
  • The lowest average attendance at Target Field was 34,276 in 2012.
  • The Twins played in Met Stadium for 21 seasons and had a total attendance of 22,285,287 for an average of 1,061,204 fans per year.
  • The Twins played in the Metrodome for 28 seasons and had a total attendance of 49,773,064 for an average of 1,777,609 fans per year.
  • The Twins have played at Target Field for 3 seasons and had a total attendance of 9,168,110 for an average of 3,056,037 fans per year.
  • The total attendance of all Twins home games between 1961 and 2012 (52 seasons) is 81,226,461 for an average of 1,562,047 per year.
  • On May 16, 1984 the Twins sell 51,863 tickets for their game against the Toronto Blue Jays (an 8-7 loss), but only 6,346 fans show up for the game. The skewed numbers are the result of a massive ticket buyout plan organized by Minneapolis businessman Harvey Mackay to keep the Twins in Minnesota. If the club does not sell 2.41 million tickets that season, the Twins can break their lease with the Metrodome. Taking advantage of reduced prices on the Family day promotion, Mackay pays $218,718 for 44,166 tickets.
  • The Twins have eclipsed three million fans three times in franchise history and set a new all-time franchise record with a 2010 home attendance of 3,223,640. The previous record of 3,030,672 was set in 1988, the year following the Twins first-ever World Series Championship. During the inaugural season at Target Field, the Twins sold out a franchise-record 79 games (including 78 consecutive). They also drew crowds of 40,000 or more in 22 consecutive games from July 3rd – August 31st, eclipsing the previous mark of seven consecutive games of 40,000 or more fans set from August 10-20, 1988.

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Twins Attendance chart thru 2013

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Twins Spring Training Attendance

 

Year
Location/Park
Dates
Attendance
Average
2014Hammond Stadium14107,8067,700
2013Hammond Stadium17113,8456,697
2012Hammond Stadium16117,5037,344
2011Hammond Stadium16129,4538,091
2010Hammond Stadium13104,7128,054
2009Hammond Stadium17122,5557,209
2008Hammond Stadium16124,9347,808
2007Hammond Stadium17129,5437,620
2006Hammond Stadium17121,5747,151
2005Hammond Stadium15111,6917,446
2004Hammond Stadium15110,3317,335
2003Hammond stadium15106,2097,081
2002Hammond Stadium17102,2386,014
2001Hammond Stadium1894,5135,251
2000Hammond Stadium1799,4325,849
1999Hammond Stadium1682,5275,158
1998Hammond Stadium1990,5234,764
1997Hammond Stadium1889,7434,986
1996Hammond Stadium1780,0274,707
1995Hammond Stadium 7 *18,7372,677
1994Hammond Stadium15100,9306,729
1993Hammond Stadium1690,5035,656
1992Hammond Stadium17119,9207,054
1991Hammond Stadium18123,7536,875
1990Tinker Field819,3072,413
1989Tinker Field1458,7964,200
1988Tinker Field1251,0944,258
1987Tinker Field1352,2684,021
1986Tinker Field1348,3023,716
1985Tinker Field1448,4513,461
1984Tinker Field1444,3473,168
1983Tinker Field825,4823,187
1982Tinker Field1030,6093,061
1981Tinker Field1642,8932,681
1980Tinker Field1132,3512,941
1979Tinker Field1336,6182,817
1978Tinker Fieldnot availablenot availablenot available
1977Tinker Field1126,6342,421
1976Tinker Field813,8731,734
1975Tinker Field1527,4151,828
TOTALS5322,829,7915,319

* Does not include 17 replacement games which drew 49,240

The Twins set the record for the highest single-game attendance in their 24 year history at the Lee County Sports Complex, when they drew 9,298 fans to Hammond Stadium on March 22, 2014 against the New York Yankees. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Senators Attendance Facts

The Washington Senators played in four different stadiums between 1901 and 1960 but more often than not, they had a losing record and attendance that was ranked towards the bottom of the eight team American league.

  • The Senators never finished first in attendance in the American League, their best attendance finish was second place in 1933.
  • The Senators finished last in attendance in the American League fourteen times in their 60 years in Washington.
  • The Senators finished last in American League attendance for 6 consecutive seasons between 1955 through 1960.
  • The Senators lowest average attendance was only 1,121 fans per game in the 1917 season.
  • The Senators highest average attendance was 13,516 in 1946.
  • The Senators only topped the million mark in attendance only once, that was in 1946 when they drew 1,027,216 fans to the ball park.
  • The Senators played in American League Park I for three seasons and had a total attendance of 478,697 for an average of 159,566 per year.
  • The Senators played in American League Park II for seven seasons and had a total attendance of 1,459,645 for an average of 208,520 per year.
  • The Senators played in Griffith Stadium I for forty-six seasons and had a total attendance of 21,019,196 for an average of 456,939 per year.
  • The Senators played in Griffith Stadium II for five seasons and had a total attendance of 2,722,790 for an average of 544,558 per year.
  • The total attendance for all Senators games between 1901 and 1960 was 25,680,328 for an average of 428,005 per year.

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