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Seattle Mariners Attendance By Game 2023

By Mahesh Bajagain / 19 August 2023 01:55 PM

T-Mobile Park at Seattle has a seating capacity of 47,929.
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Mariners Attendance By Game 2023 is 30,968 on average. A total of 1,920,007 fans have already attended the Mariners game this season.

The Seattle Mariners are based in Seattle, Washington. The Mariners are 6th in the American League and are ranked tenth in Major League Baseball.

The squad played its home games in the Kingdom before joining the American League as an expansion team in 1977. After their maiden game on July 15, 1999, Mariners have been playing their home games in T-Mobile Park

The sitting capacity of the Mariner home stadium is 47,929, the 6th largest venue of MLB. The Washington State MLB Stadium Public Facilities District is in charge of its ownership and management. 

T- Mobile Park has the highest home game average of 43,710 in season 2002. A record of 3,540,482 fans attended the home game of Mariners in the same year which has not been broken till now.

However, the lowest attendee was in 2021 when just 15,012 fans on the average home game visited the park because of the covid restrictions.

Seattle Mariners Attendance 2023

Seattle Mariners Attendance 2023 has been increased by the number around 2730. T-mobile Park experiences an average of 28,238 attendants in season 2022. 

In 2023, the highest number of spectators was on August 13, with 45,823 fans in the match against the Baltimore Orioles. However, fans returned with disappointment as Mariners lost by a narrow 1-0 margin.

Fans roaring from the stands to support their home team at Mariners ballpark
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Similarly, Mariners Ballpark experienced the lowest number of fans on April 18. The match against the Brewers has a crowd of only 14,276. The Brewers won by 7-3.

Seattle Mariners Attendance today was just 11,878 in a match against Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mariners lost the game by 7-6 against the Royals.

Mariners attendance tonight on Wednesday, August 17, is expected to have a large number of fans. At least 20000 fans are expected in the stadium.

Highest Five Spectators This Season at T-Mobile Park:

  • 45,823 spectators - Sunday, August 13 Vs Orioles
  • 45,268 spectators - Friday, March 31 Vs Guardians
  • 45,188 spectators - Sunday, June 18 Vs White Sox
  • 44,921 spectators - Sunday, July 23 Vs Blue Jays
  • 44,818 spectators - Monday, August 14 Vs Orioles    

Lowest Five Spectators this season at T-Mobile Park:

  • 14,276 spectators -Tuesday, April 18 Vs Brewers
  • 14,899 spectators -Thursday, May 25 Vs Athletics
  • 15,282 spectators -Tuesday, May 09 Vs Rangers
  • 15,418 spectators -Tuesday, May 23 Vs Athletics
  • 15,646 spectators -Wednesday, May 24 Vs Athletics

Reason Behind Fan Flow to Ballpark This Season

The different concepts and ideas like theme nights, cheap tickets, concerts, promotional packages, and other discounts are working to lure the fans to the stadium. The fans who prefer to watch the game sitting at home due to the threat of Covid are now going to the ballpark for a live match.

Fireworks and celebration of Happy Felix Weekend at Mariners ballpark on 13 August, 2023.
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One of the crucial reasons for the increase of fans in the stadium is the Mariners winning percentage this season is .538. It has certainly pushed their fans to the stadium to cheer up their team and put pressure on opponents.

2023 is likely to reverse the trend of declining attendants after several years as it has lost its high crowds, which it used to be. Attendance has been increasing in most of the MLB stadiums, including T-Mobile Park. 

 The recent new rules that have been applied by the league help to shorten the game. It has resulted in the arrival of fans to the stadium. Some of those reasons are:

  • The addition of a pitch clock 
  • Ban on radical shifts
  • The limited pitcher throws to first base when a runner is on it, and bigger bases drive more action helping to remove pauses.  

These new rules have saved time. Games have taken 26 minutes less on average through July 9 than in 2022. Similarly, games are completed in 32 minutes less than they did in 2021. 

Furthermore, concerns about pitch clock breaches influencing game results have been raised. It resulted in only 12% of the games with contraventions, while 60% of them do not experience any violations.  

The average time to complete a game in the 2021 season is 190 minutes and was 184 minutes in the 2022 season. This average time has plummeted to 158 minutes in the 2023 season, which is less than 32 minutes and 26 minutes than that of seasons 2021 and 2022.

Mariners Attendance By Year

Mariners attendance by year has increased to an average of 30,968 from 28590 in 2022. The T-Mobile park has welcomed 1,920,007 fans till now.

The landslide of spectators coming to the stadium after the Covid 19 pandemic is now slowly improving since the previous year. It can be predicted that the number of fans will increase in the coming days analyzing the recent patterns.

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1. Mariners Attendance 2019

Mariners attendance in 2019 is 22,112 per home game. A total of 1,791,109 attendants visited the ballpark to cheer up their team.

The win-loss ratio of the Mariners this season is 68 to 94. The winning percentage was .419, keeping them in 5th position in American League West Division. 

The worst performance created an avalanche in the number of fans visiting the stadium. In the previous year, they had a record of average home spectators, more than 6277 fans on average. T-Mobile Park rank in 7th position among 15 American League clubs in terms of home attendants.

2. Mariners Attendance 2020

Mariners attendance in 2020 is affected by the Covid19 pandemic. The win-loss ratio in 2020 is 27 to 33 with a winning percentage of .45.

The team stands in 3rd position in American League West Division. Each team had played just 60 matches this year because of Covid 19 restrictions. Its impact is also seen in the number of fans in the park.

On many occasions in 2020, clubs played their games in empty stadiums. So, the proper data on fans visiting the stadium is not available.

3. Mariners Attendance 2021

Mariners attendance by game 2021 increased to 15,012 per home game. A total number of 1,215,985 has visited the stadium this year.

This number seems poor compared to the stadium capacity and the average attendants of previous years. But it is a very positive number and sign after the pandemic regarding the fan's visit to the ballpark. 

The Mariners had a decent performance in the 2021 season. They win 90 games and loss only 72 matches with a winning percentage of .555. They are 2nd in the ALWD this season. 

However, their stadium rank in 8th among 15 stadiums in the American League to welcome fans this year by number.

Five years old Mariner's fan and cancer patient running around the Bases at home ballpark on March 31,2023.
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4. Mariners Attendance 2022

Mariners attendance in 2022 is 28,238 per home game. This was almost double that of the previous year.

In 2022, 287,267 fans came to the stadium to support their team. The team did not disappoint them by finishing the ALWD in second position after Houston. They won 90 matches and lost 72 the same as the season of 2021.

However, the most positive aspect of this season is the flow of fans to the stadium after landslides in previous years due to the pandemic. T-Mobile Ballpark rank in 6th among 15 stadiums in the American League in terms of mass attendants. 

The last 10 years average attendance by year of Mariners is given below in the table:

YearAttendance per game
202228,238
202115,012
2020Not available
201922,112
201828,389
201726,364
201627,999
201527,081
201425,486
201321,747

The average attendance of Spectators at the Mariners ballpark is 22,242 in the last 10 years. Season 2018 has the highest average attendants, with 28,389 spectators in the ballpark on average in the last decade. 

However, 2021 has welcomed just an average of 15,012 fans per game in the stadium because of pandemic restrictions. 2020 didn't have any data on attendance as this season was hit by Covid 19 pandemic severely.

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