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Final attendance figures for 2011 Central League season

by on Oct.26, 2011 @ 4:00 am, under NPB

There was an overall 4.2% decrease in Central League attendance this year. The Yakult Swallows were the only team to see an increase in attendance (+1.2%) while the Yokohama Bay Stars and Yomiuri Giants saw drops over 8%. The Tigers also failed to reach the 3M mark for the first time since 2008.

The average length of a Central League game was 3 hours and 7 minutes, down from last year's 3 hours and 12 minutes.

Central League Attendance

Team 2010 2011 Diff
Hanshin Tigers 3,005,633 2,898,432 -3.6%
Yomiuri Giants 2,966,626 2,716,974 -8.4%
Chunichi Dragons 2,193,124 2,143,963 -2.2%
Hiroshima Carp 1,600,093 1,582,524 -1.1%
Yakult Swallows 1,332,928 1,348,259 +1.2%
Yokohama Bay Stars 1,209,618 1,102,192 -8.9%
Totals 12,308,022 11,792,344 -4.2%
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