Only 12th? Well wait a minute, number 12 in what?
The Phillies rank 12th in MLB fan attendance so far in the limited 9 game sample size. An average of 32,636 spectators have shown up to enjoy the April baseball games and return of the team. In fact, the early attendance numbers are equivalent to 138% spike from 2016. How does that compare to the rest of the NL East?
- Phillies – 32,636 (12th)
- Nationals – 30,962 (13th)
- Braves – 30,770 (15th)
- Mets – 29,936 (17th)
- Marlins 24,313 (24th)
After sweeping the Braves over the weekend and winners of four straight games, the Phillies now stand at .500 (9-9), a goal set for them in spring by manager Pete Mackanin. The team is continuing to retool, but the fans are ready for the youth movement.