Spring training attendance tops 3.3 million
NEW YORK -- Spring training attendance reached 3.3 million for the first time since before the 1994-95 strike.
The 30 teams drew 3,312,087 fans for spring training games, up 12.7 percent from 2,937,715 last year and the most since 3,330,200 in 1994, the highest since the commissioner's office began keeping track. The average attendance of 7,169 was up 11 percent from last year's 6,457.
San Francisco (152,185), Atlanta (133,099), Boston (118,548), Philadelphia (113,037), Anaheim (106,351), Oakland (105,686), Baltimore (82,683) and Pittsburgh (73,233) all set team records for their current spring bases.
Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press
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