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NPB: Attendance figures from the first week

by on Apr.18, 2011 @ 2:55 pm, under NPB

I have compiled the following attendance figures from the first week of play.

Date Visitor Home Att Venue
4/12
Tues
Yakult Yomiuri 11,561 Ube
Chunichi Yokohama 14,736 Yokohama
Hiroshima Hanshin 45,643 Koshien
Seibu Nippon Ham 38,968 Sapporo Dome
Rakuten Lotte 22,525 QVC Marine
Softbank Orix 18,283 Kyocera Dome
Average 25,286
4/13
Wed
Yakult Yomiuri 14,600 Kitakyushu
Chunichi Yokohama 10,626 Yokohama
Hiroshima Hanshin 39,430 Koshien
Seibu Nippon Ham 17,218 Sapporo Dome
Rakuten Lotte 9,733 QVC Marine
Softbank Orix 11,232 Kyocera Dome
Average 17,140
4/14
Thurs
Chunichi Yokohama 10,725 Yokohama
Hiroshima Hanshin 37,330 Koshien
Rakuten Lotte 8,561 QVC Marine
Softbank Orix 10,236 Kyocera Dome
Average 16,713
4/15
Fri
Yomiuri Hiroshima 17,787 Mazda Stadium
Yokohama Yakult 10,126 Jingu
Hanshin Chunichi 30,046 Nagoya Dome
Lotte Nippon Ham 24,891 Sapporo Dome
Orix Rakuten 15,562 Koshien
Seibu Softbank 25,170 Yahoo Dome
Average 20,597
4/16
Sat
Yomiuri Hiroshima 18,641 Mazda Stadium
Yokohama Yakult 18,916 Jingu
Hanshin Chunichi 34,911 Nagoya Dome
Lotte Nippon Ham 28,264 Sapporo Dome
Orix Rakuten 21,498 Koshien
Seibu Softbank 31,184 Yahoo Dome
Average 25,569
4/17
Sun
Yomiuri Hiroshima 28,058 Mazda Stadium
Yokohama Yakult 21,268 Jingu
Hanshin Chunichi 34,329 Nagoya Dome
Lotte Nippon Ham 37,863 Sapporo Dome
Orix Rakuten 26,569 Koshien
Seibu Softbank 32,179 Yahoo Dome
Average 30,044
Total 778,669
Average 22,902

And broken down a bit more, with comparisons to the 2010 and 2009 seasons.

2011 2010 2009
G Att G Att +/- G Att +/-
Hanshin 3 40,801 72 41,745 -2.26% 72 41,765 -2.31%
Chunichi 3 33,095 72 30,460 8.65% 72 31,922 3.68%
Softbank 3 29,511 72 30,062 -1.83% 72 31,194 -5.40%
Nippon Ham 5 29,441 72 27,027 8.93% 72 27,669 6.40%
Hiroshima 3 21,495 72 22,224 -3.28% 72 26,015 -17.37%
Rakuten 3 21,210 72 15,856 33.76% 72 16,711 26.92%
Yakult 3 16,770 72 18,513 -9.42% 72 18,505 -9.38%
Lotte 3 13,606 72 21,474 -36.64% 72 20,350 -33.14%
Orix 3 13,250 72 20,049 -33.91% 72 17,860 -25.81%
Yomiuri 2 13,081 72 41,203 -68.25% 72 40,755 -67.90%
Yokohama 3 12,029 72 16,800 -28.40% 72 17,319 -30.54%
Averages 22,902 25,626 -10.63% 25,925 -11.66%

So attendance has taken something of a big hit, but there are a few things to take into consideration, like the Yomiuri Giants playing two home games at a "neutral" park (as in, not Tokyo Dome); the Rakuten Eagles playing 3 home games at Koshien Stadium; the Nippon Ham Fighters play 5 home games while the Seibu Lions played 5 road games; and it still being just the first week of the season.

It'll be interesting to see how these numbers shift over the course of the season.

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