MLB Teams

Royals Attendance By Game 2023 And Yearly Records

By Biraj Khanal / 3 September 2023 02:37 AM

Source : instagram

Royals Attendance By Game 2023 records an average of 16273 per game. They have the third lowest attendance per game among all 30 MLB teams.

KC Royals is a professional MLB team from Kansas City, Missouri, and is a member of the American League Central Division. It was founded in 1969 and has played in Municipal Stadium till 1972.

The team shifted to Kauffman Stadium in 1973 and has been the home of the Royals since then.

With the two World Series titles to its name, the club is valued at $1.2 billion as of 2023 and is ranked 27th out of 30 MLB teams.

The stadium went into major renovations in 2009, expanding its seating capacity to 37,903. It was primarily named Royals Stadium but later changed into Kauffman on 2nd July 1993.

The highest attendance per game was recorded in the World Series winning the year 2015, where the average per game was 33439.

2023 Royals Average Attendance Games

Royals average attendance per game in 2023 is 16,273 with highest recorded 38,351 on the opening day on 31st March 2023.

Source : instagram

Kansas City Royals attendance was recorded at 38351 during the 2023 MLB season opening day at Kauffman during the game against the Minnesota Twins.

In the 2023 season, the Kansas City winning and losing has been a rollercoaster ride, but it slightly increased by 499 per game compared to the last season as of 31st August 2023.

The team lies in fifth position in the AL Central Divison with a win-loss record of 41-94 this season and is second last in Wild Card team rankings before Oakland Athletics.

With the losing streak being continued this season a couple of times, the lowest was recorded at 9814 during the match against the White Sox on 9th May 2023, where they lost by a 12-5 score.

The average number in the last 5 home games for the Royals in Kauffman is recorded at 11080 per game. It has started to fall as the team is in the critical situation of being knocked out before the MLB playoffs.

Source : instagram

Here is the list of the top 10 highest and lowest attendance games of the Royals mentioned below:

10 Highest Attendance Games 2023:

  1. 31st March 2023 Vs Minnesota Twins - 38351
  2. 13th August 2023 Vs St. Louis Cardinals - 37016
  3. 7th May 2023 Vs Oakland Athletics - 29549
  4. 12th August 2023 Vs St Louis Cardinals - 26271
  5. 18th June 2023 Vs Los Angeles Angels - 24385
  6. 3rd June 2023 Vs Colorado Rockies - 23482
  7. 29th July 2023 Vs Minnesota Twins - 23022
  8. 16th April 2023 Vs Atlanta Braves - 22040
  9. 1st July 2023 Vs Los Angeles Dodgers - 22006
  10. 18th June 2023 Vs Los Angeles Angels - 21056

10 Lowest Attendance Games 2023:

  1. 9th May 2023 Vs Chicago White Sox - 9814
  2. 6th April 2023 Vs Toronto Blue Jays - 10015
  3. 4th May 2023 Vs Baltimore Orioles - 10362
  4. 19th April 2023 Vs Texas Rangers - 10388
  5. 6th April 2023 Vs Toronto Blue Jays - 10401
  6. 3rd May 2023 Vs Baltimore Orioles - 10487
  7. 31st August 2023 Vs Pittsburgh Pirates - 10592
  8. 4th April 2023 Vs Toronto Blue Jays - 10810
  9. 17th August 2023 Vs Seattle Mariners - 10875
  10. 18th April 2023 Vs Texas Rangers - 11068

Royals Attendance Last 10 Years

Royals attendance by year recorded an increase of 3.16% on average per game from the previous 2022 season with 27 games remaining this season.

Source : instagram

Here is the total Royals attendance by year recorded in the last 10 years mentioned below:

YearsTotal Attendance by Year
2020No Report due to COVID-19

  • 2021-2022

Attendance declined in 2021 as compared to 2019 as it reached 14316 in 2021. The season after the COVID-19 pandemic ended, the ballpark saw a loss of about 4000 on average per game compared to 2019.

The total number recorded in 2021 was 1,159,613. Compared to 2021, 2022 was a year of growth as 15774 fans on average per game attended in that season. 

The average per game increased by 10.18% compared to 2021 with a total fans recorded of 1,277,686 in 2022.

  • 2019-2020

The average numbers in 2019 were recorded at 18,267 per game totaling 1,479,659 on the season end. 

The record showed that the numbers declined in 2019 compared to the numbers in 2018 by at least 2000 in numbers. The Ballpark factor was recorded at 103, and the Batting Park factor at 102.

Meanwhile, in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic shocked the whole world, causing lockdowns and the games to be postponed to avoid transmission. 

But applying the necessary measures, the games were mostly played through closed doors due to which there are no reports regarding fans of fans inside the ballpark in 2020.

  • 2016-2018

The average number of attendants per game in 2017 and 2018 was recorded above 20000. A 31577 were recorded on average per game in 2016.

However, the numbers hugely dropped in 2018 as compared to 2017. The ballpark saw a decrease of 6855 attendants per game in numbers on average. 

In 2017, the average attendance per game was 27412, totaling 2,220,370 at the end of the season. But in contrast, the numbers fell to 18267, declining by almost 25%  in 2018.

The season after the World Series win in 2016 saw the number of fans reduced by 4,000, compared to 2015, which gradually fell till 2021 to 14316. 

  • 2013-2015

The stadium saw a growth in the total number of attendants from 2013 to 2015. 

In 2013, 21614 attendants per game were recorded which increased to 24154 in 2014, and 33439 in 2015.

The team reached the finals of the World Series consecutively in 2014 and 2015 which caused the fan numbers to increase as their team was performing well in the tournament. 

The numbers raised by more than 9000 in 2015 compared to 2014 with the total recorded at 2,708,549 in 2015.

Kansas City Royals Parade Attendance

Royals World Series Parade Attendance was estimated at around 800,000 people as tons of people joined the victory parade.

Source : instagram

It has been eight years since huge crowds gathered to celebrate the KC Royals' 2015 World Series victory with the team receiving a heroic welcome in their hometown.

This was their first trophy since 1985 with an estimated 800k fans flowing into the parade route with one fourth being in Union Station for the post-parade celebrations. 

It was more than that of the city population of 470000 in comparison with Google saying that the outlined parade area was about 1.1 million square feet.

This was one of the huge attendance the team saw during their first trophy celebrations in 2015. The Royals defeated the Mets in a five-game series by a 4-1 lead in the final championship game to clinch the title.

Related post of MLB Teams