Yanks' home attendance drops in '09

Updated: October 1, 2009, 12:08 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The Yankees' home attendance dropped 13 percent in the first year of their new ballpark, partly because of its reduced capacity.

The final regular-season attendance at the new Yankee Stadium was 3.72 million following Wednesday night's 4-3 loss to Kansas City, an average of 45,918 for 81 regular-season home games. That's down from 4.29 million, an average of 52,928, for the final season at the old Yankee Stadium.

New York's streak of four straight seasons with 4 million ...

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