Braves attendance up over last season

The Braves are reaping the benefits of a pennant race at the turnstiles.

The National League East leaders have drawn a total of 154,037 more fans through 54 home games this season than last.

Through Sunday, the Braves have drawn a total home attendance of 1,671,849 fans, an average of 30,960 per game. Through the same number of games at Turner Field last season, which came on July 31, they drew a total of 1,517,812, an average of 28,108 per game. The difference is nearly 3,000 more fans per game this season.

Last season’s totals included back-to-back interleague series against the Yankees and Red Sox in June. The attendance was over 40,000 for each of the six games.

“Love weekends around here,” Braves third baseman Chipper Jones said. “But even the midweek series, we’ve had more fans than normal. It’s amazing what happens when you start playing a better brand of baseball and start winning some games.”

The Braves drew over 40,000 for Friday and Saturday games against the Giants. Tom Glavine had his number retired on Friday night with 42,178 in attendance. Saturday’s game, which included a post-game concert, drew 47,305. A crowd of 33,865 watched Sunday’s series finale.

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Steve

August 8th, 2010
4:37 pm

Lets hope this continues even though school is back in.

shmoe

August 8th, 2010
4:42 pm

i think it will. crowds are much more into it, and deservedly so

san francisco sux

August 8th, 2010
4:45 pm

but…but.. I thought we conceded the game!

san francisco sux

August 8th, 2010
4:47 pm

Vivlamore? French?

scottbravesfan

August 8th, 2010
5:25 pm

Attendance should be up even more. The Braves have been in first place for awhile now they should pull close to 30,000 a game for the weekday games and should be close to selling out every weekend game. If I can drive 3.5 hours for the game on Friday, sit for two hours through a rain delay, and then drive back 3.5 hours all in the same night, people in Atlanta can get their lazy asses to the game more often.

scottbravesfan

August 8th, 2010
5:28 pm

And the Braves should have put a retractable roof of Turner Field. Because it’s hot as hell during day games during the summer. If they can’t put a roof on the Ted and I’m sure they won’t get a new ballpark anytime soon, they should do what the Rangers do in Dallas and not have day games during July and August. Their Sunday games start at night because it’s too hot to have day games during the summer.

Bob Horners liquor breath

August 8th, 2010
5:37 pm

yep, scott-im not gonna sit in that heat-got time, money, just aint gonna do it.At home beer is less than a buck-yellow stuff- liquor-23 bucks a half gallon- Im watchin on tv.sorry.

Dawgdad (The Original)

August 8th, 2010
5:40 pm

Where are all the wisea##’s who were bonkers before the game about the B team starting. They represented themselves well, as did DLowe.

Why does everyone think that the team is better with Chipper at third for todays game than Conrad? On a day to day basis you are often just playing red rather than black on the roulette wheel. Yes day in and out Chipper is the best player, but for one game only swami knows. Bobby makes plenty of bone headed moves but the more he plays his bench and keeps them ready the better off we are. We need 25 players ready to give their all.

peter nincompoop

August 8th, 2010
5:44 pm

That Atlanta heat can be an advantage to our players who are more used to it. I admire your dedication scott wish we had more fans like you. Im from Athens so it only takes me about an hour an a half so I try to get down there as much as possible but if I was in Atlanta be sure I would be at a majority of the home games.

Ben

August 8th, 2010
7:01 pm

Just wish the increase would lead to an increase in payroll….. anyone else notice that payroll was actually cut 8 mil last year? 92-> 84

Chris Vivlamore

August 8th, 2010
7:13 pm

san francisco sux: Yes. Vivlamore is French.

Josh

August 8th, 2010
7:32 pm

just wish i lived there i would get season tickets!

summer of 91

August 9th, 2010
1:49 am

saturday was nuts.

Mitchell

August 9th, 2010
1:57 am

Yay! Go us. Go Braves.

Saturday was very large. I don’t think I’ve ever sat further away from the field or home plate but it was cool.

I too wish every night was the same and I take it Chipper does too.

Too bad the Braves still have the same manager that lost four World Series. Hard to say the passion or level of enthusiasm is the same as the early ’90s but we’re in first so that’s cool.

I wonder how it’s going to end.

Mitchell

August 9th, 2010
2:02 am

scottbravesfan

August 8th, 2010
5:25 pm

Attendance should be up even more. The Braves have been in first place for awhile now they should pull close to 30,000 a game for the weekday games and should be close to selling out every weekend game. If I can drive 3.5 hours for the game on Friday, sit for two hours through a rain delay, and then drive back 3.5 hours all in the same night, people in Atlanta can get their lazy asses to the game more often.

Well said.

KnightInATL

August 9th, 2010
2:20 am

The problem on Sunday’s, scottbravesfan, is that ESPN has exclusive NATIONAL broadcast rights for their Sunday night game of the week, exactly like FOX has on Saturday’s. Any game that interferes with ESPN’s 8PM timeslot cannot be broadcast (even locally). Remember what happened when the Pirates refused to move their Saturday start time earlier this year because it coincided with FOX’s timeslot? We were stuck listening to Don Sutton on the radio…thats what happened!!

pcb mike

August 9th, 2010
11:57 am

Go Braves, the true definition of team baseball. Bobby Cox is one of the greatest managers in baseball history. Day in, day out, we all second guess his moves, but at the end of the year, no one gets more out of his team than Bobby Cox. That is what a great manager is supposed to do.

Nick P.

August 9th, 2010
12:34 pm

i love the Braves, but the heat of a day game is just too much, and evening games are more fun! however, bring up freddie freeman and see him do well and watch attendance get even higher!

Reid in EAV

August 9th, 2010
1:51 pm

It was rather amusing on Sunday to watch the upper-deck crowds continue to climb higher as the shadow line kept creeping up. People obviously were choosing (relative) coolness over better views. I was certainly no exception to that.

Let's Go Bravos!

August 9th, 2010
2:55 pm

I know that i’ve been to more games this year than usual. I thought i was a bad jinx though. They had lost 3 of 4 of the games that I had been to until this past Saturday’s win. Maybe this is a start of a new streak for me.

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