3. By the Numbers: Attendance at Seattle Mariners Home Games
The Seattle Mariners are in last place in the American League West after a promising start to the season. This week the team hosts the Kansas City Royals (last place in the AL Central) and the Baltimore Orioles (last place in the AL East), who both have worse records than the Mariners. Seattle Times reporter Ryan Divish explored the possibility of the Mariners setting a dubious record for the lowest single-game attendance at home in franchise history in one of these upcoming games. We are now going to take a look at the M’s total home game attendance per season over the last decade, as well as their highest and lowest attendance—for single games and season average—throughout the team’s 41-plus year history.
Record High-Single game: 47,929: Multiple games
Record Low-Single game: 9,808: September 9, 2013 vs. Houston Astros
Total attendance per season:
2019: 781.725 (season in progress)
2002: 3,539,938 (Franchise record high-Safeco Field)
1981: 636,276 (Franchise record low-Kingdome)
Just for kicks: T-Mobile Park holds 47,929 seats, but the single highest attended event in stadium history was WWE WrestleMania XIX, where 54,097 wrestling fans filled the stadium (Safeco Field, at the time) from the floor to the nosebleeds on March 30, 2003.
Also just for kicks: The M’s at the Oakland Athletics on April 17, 1979 is still the lowest attended game in MLB history with only 250 people on hand to watch the game.
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