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Phillies had 2019’s highest total attendance increase


The Phillies saw their highest attendance since 2013 this season.(Gavin Baker/Icon Sportswire)

The regular season attendance numbers for each Major League Baseball team in 2019 have been released and the Philadelphia Phillies rank much higher than in recent seasons.

According to ESPN’s MLB attendance report, the Phillies drew 2,727,421 fans to Citizens Bank Park this season, good for an average of 33,671 fans in the 81 games the team hosted. This number was 10th highest in Major League Baseball in 2019.

2019 marks the first top-10 attendance ranking for the team since 2013. A total of 3,012,403 fans showed up to Citizens Bank Park that season, finishing eighth-best in baseball with 37,190 fans per game. The 2013 season was the last time the Phillies season attendance finished over the three million fan mark:

The Phillies improved their spot in the MLB attendance standings by seven spots from the 2018 season, where they ranked 17th in baseball with an average of 27,318 fans per home game. The team also improved its total attendance by 569,297 fans over last season, which was the highest number in all of Major League Baseball.

The 2019 Phillies finished 81-81 on the year, their best record since 2012, when they finished with the same record. The team showed a significant advantage when playing in front of their home crowd this season. They were 45-36 when playing at Citizens Bank Park, as opposed to being 36-45 when playing in opposing ballparks.

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