Report: Royals have biggest attendance increase over decade

Biggest increase in fan attendance among all major professional U.S. sports teams

(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A financial news and opinion company reports the Kansas City Royals have seen the biggest increase in fan attendance among all major professional U.S. sports teams over a 10-year span.

The Internet content company 24/7 Wall St. says in a report released Wednesday that attendance at Royals home games rose 92.7 percent from 2005 to 2015, with an average attendance last year of 33,438.

The report says average attendance at Kauffman Stadium in 2005 was 17,356 per game, second lowest total in the majors and just 42.5 percent of stadium capacity. It was the 20th straight year in which Kansas City missed the postseason.

In 2015 the Royals filled 88.2 percent of Kauffman’s seats as they finished with the best American League record and won the World Series.

 

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