MLB reports 2013 saw sixth-best attendance ever

Fans pile into Fenway Park, which sold 94.4 percent of its capacity in 2013.
Fans pile into Fenway Park, which sold 94.4 percent of its capacity in 2013. (USATSI)

Major League Baseball continues to see healthy numbers in attendance, as the 2013 season saw 74,026,895 fans attend games in one of the 30 MLB ballparks. The only seasons with higher attendance were 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2012.

So, yes, attendance was down this season from last year, but the league averaged 30,514 fans per game.

Eight teams drew over 3,000,000 fans on the season. Here they are, listed in order with the most fans at the top: Los Angeles Dodgers , St. Louis Cardinals , San Francisco Giants , New York Yankees , Texas Rangers , Detroit Tigers , Los Angeles Angels and Philadelphia Phillies .

Only eight teams failed to draw at least 2,000,000: Oakland Athletics , Chicago White Sox , Seattle Mariners , Kansas City Royals , Houston Astros , Cleveland Indians , Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays .

CBS Sports Writer

Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last five World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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