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11-01-2012, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by SouthernHab View Post
Random MLB attendance

1993 70.2 million (28 Teams)
2001 72.5 (30 Teams)
2006 76.1
2012 74.8

If you look at 1993 stats with 28 teams and 2012 stats with 30 teams, it is easy to say that the attendance at MLB games is flat.

Especially when you look at 1990 attendance with 26 teams which was 54.8 million.

The MLB lockout for all intents and purposes stopped the progressive and impressive growth of the MLB.

But dont let reality get in the way of your support for Fehr.
I was discussing profits, not attendance. Of course attendance is going to be flat in the era of 40 inch plasma TVs being available for $500. People are watching the games at home.
The National Pastime is flourishing thanks to cable companies’ desire for live baseball programming.

The average Major League Baseball team rose 16% in value during the past year, to an all-time high of $605 million. ...

Rights fees paid by cable television channels are behind the growth in team values. Aggregate cable television revenue for baseball’s 30 teams has increased to $923 million from $328 million over the past 10 years. And thanks to new television deals inked by teams like the Houston Astros, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Texas Rangers that have yet to kick in, as well as the pending deal for the San Diego Padres and a likely new, rich deal that will begin in 2014 for the Los Angeles Dodgers, local television revenue could exceed $1.5 billion in 2015.
But don't let reality get in the way of your support for Jeremy Jacobs.

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