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[10/7/2015] 2015 Final Central League Attendance Totals and Game Times

by on Oct.07, 2015 @ 11:45 pm, under NPB

The Central League released final attendance figures and game time details for the 2015 season on October 7.

Attendance Breakdown

  Yakult Yomiuri Hanshin Hiroshima Chunichi Yokohama Inter-League Home Game
Yakult     326,054
25,081
13 300,359
25,030
12 381,559
29,351
13 208,973
17,414
12 262,961
20,228
13 177,605
19,734
9 1,657,511
23,021
72
Yomiuri 505,111
42,093
12     588,084
45,237
13 474,787
39,566
12 536,845
44,737
12 537,985
41,383
13 358,375
39,819
9 3,001,187
42,270
71
Hanshin 560,006
43,077
13 507,788
42,316
12     558,401
42,954
13 471,420
36,263
13 470,229
39,186
12 310,508
34,501
9 2,878,352
39,977
72
Hiroshima 372,232
31,019
12 398,052
30,619
13 356,314
29,693
12     362,575
30,215
12 377,489
29,038
13 243,604
27,067
9 2,110,266
29,722
71
Chunichi 341,628
26,279
13 437,633
33,664
13 341,668
28,472
12 368,311
28,322
13     313,709
26,142
12 246,835
27,426
9 2,049,784
28,469
72
Yokohama 319,848
26,654
12 312,103
26,009
12 347,886
26,760
13 326,202
27,184
12 291,646
22,434
13     216,115
24,013
9 1,813,800
25,546
71
Road Games 2,098,825
33,852
62 1,981,630
31,454
63 1,934,311
31,119
62 2,109,260
33,480
63 1,871,459
30,185
62 1,962,373
31,149
63 1,553,042
28,760
54 13,510,900
31,494
429
Inter-League 256,226
28,470
9 229,149
25,461
9 296,629
32,959
9 275,648
30,628
9 163,968
18,219
9 235,328
26,148
9     1,456,948
26,981
54

Attendance Change

Team 2014 2015 Change Notes
Yakult 1,438,775 1,657,511 +15.2% Most since 2005
Yomiuri 3,018,284 3,001,187 +0.8%  
Hanshin 2,689,593 2,878,352 +7.0%  
Hiroshima 1,904,781 2,110,266 +12.3% Most in franchise history, first time to top two million.
Chunichi 2,000,912 2,049,784 +2.4%  
Yokohama 1,564,528 1,813,800 +17.6% Most since 2005
Total 12,616,873 13,510,900 +7.8% Most since 2005, first time to top thirteen million.

Game Times

Team Average 9-innings 10-innings 11-innings 12-innings Less than 9 innings
Yakult 3:15 (143) 3:10 (131) 3:20 (03) 4:18 (06) 4:45 (03) -
Yomiuri 3:09 (143) 3:04 (130) 3:35 (04) 4:12 (07) 4:35 (02) -
Hanshin 3:20 (143) 3:15 (129) 3:41 (05) 4:09 (07) 4:55 (02) -
Hiroshima 3:18 (143) 3:11 (127) 3:42 (04) 4:20 (05) 4:36 (07) -
Chunichi 3:15 (143) 3:08 (127) 3:43 (05) 4:10 (03) 4:24 (08) -
Yokohama 3:19 (143) 3:15 (130) 3:36 (03) 4:16 (04) 4:42 (05) 1:31 (1)
Total 3:17 (483) 3:11 (434) 3:38 (14) 4:15 (19) 4:36 (15) 1:31 (1)

Shortest Games

  • 2:13 - March 28 - Yakult Swallows vs Hiroshima Carp at Mazda Stadium - 9 innings
  • 2:20 - June 4 - Orix Buffaloes vs Yomiuri Giants at Tokyo Dome - 9 innings, Inter-league

Longest Games

  • 4:24 - July 1 - Chunichi Dragons vs Yokohama Bay Stars at Naha - 9 innings
  • 4:00 - May 26 - Nippon Ham Fighters vs Yakult Swallows at Jingu - 9 innings, Inter-league
  • 5:20 - April 19 - Yokohama Ba Stars vs Yakult Swallows at Jingu - 12 innings
  • 4:54 - May 27 - Nippon Ham Fighters vs Yakult Swallows at Jingu - 12 innings, Inter-league

Source: official announcement

See also: [10/6/2015] 2015 Final Pacific League Attendance Totals and Game Times

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