[10/10/2017] 2017 Central League Attendance and Game Times

Attendance

  Hiroshima Hanshin Yokohama Yomiuri Chunichi Yakult Inter-League Home
Hiroshima     377,443
31,454
12 350,616
29,218
12 403,907
31,070
13 376,443
31,370
12 402,857
30,989
13 266,288
29,588
9 2,177,554
30,670
71
Hanshin 568,757
43,751
13     570,148
43,858
13 533,881
44,490
12 506,381
38,952
13 468,290
39,024
12 387,169
43,019
9 3,034,626
42,148
72
Yokohama 373,812
28,755
13 334,747
27,896
12     342,136
28,511
12 334,510
27,876
12 357,926
27,533
13 236,315
26,257
9 1,979,446
27,880
71
Yomiuri 477,026
39,752
12 581,569
44,736
13 557,343
42,873
12     470,918
39,243
12 476,024
39,669
12 396,010
44,001
9 2,958,890
41,675
71
Chunichi 401,782
30,906
13 337,431
28,119
12 339,415
26,109
13 390,966
30,074
13     281,156
23,430
12 260,022
28,891
9 2,010,772
27,297
72
Yakult 333,737
27,811
12 371,437
28,572
13 323,772
26,981
12 320,361
24,643
13 275,372
21,182
13     238,052
26,450
9 1,862,731
25,871
72
Road 2,155,114
34,208
63 2,002,627
32,300
62 2,141,294
33,989
63 1,991,251
31,607
63 1,963,624
31,671
62 1,986,253
32,036
62 1,783,856
33,034
54 14,024,019
32,690
429
Inter-League 223,026
24,781
9 276,943
30,771
9 208,825
23,203
9 260,650
28,961
9 216,487
24,054
9 222,416
24,713
9     1,408,347
26,081
54

Attendance Changes

  2016 2017 Change Notes
Hiroshima 2,157,331 2,177,554 +2.4% New franchise record. Third consecutive year over 2 million.
Hanshin 2,910,562 3,034,626 +2.8% First time over 3 million since 2010.
Yokohama 1,939,146 1,979,446 +3.5% New franchise record.
Yomiuri 3,004,108 2,958,890 -0.1%  
Chunichi 2,058,381 2,010,772 -3.7%  
Yakult 1,779,460 1,862,731 +3.2%  
Totals 13,848,988 14,024,019 +1.3% New league record. First time over 14 million.

Game Times

  Average 9 Innings 10 Innings 11 Innings 12 Innings < 9 Innings
Hiroshima 3:20 143 3:14 125 3:51 8 4:10 2 4:24 7 2:36 1
Hanshin 3:17 143 3:11 129 3:55 5 4:10 4 4:22 5  
Yokohama 3:13 143 3:08 124 3:39 10 4:02 2 4:05 6 3:22 1
Yomiuri 3:04 143 2:59 131 3:30 4 4:31 2 4:09 5 3:22 1
Chunichi 3:10 143 3:02 124 3:39 8 4:17 4 4:07 7  
Yakult 3:09 143 3:04 124 3:36 11 4:08 4 4:10 3 2:36 1
Totals 3:12 483 3:06 427 3:40 25 4:13 10 4:14 19 2:59 2

Shortest Games

  • 2h14m – 09/18 – Yomiuri vs Chunichi – Nagoya Dome – 9 innings
  • 2h14m – 10/04 – Chunichi vs Yokohama – Yokohama Stadium – 9 innings
  • 2h07m – 06/17 – Nippon Ham vs Yakult – Jingu Stadium – 9 innings (IL)

Longest Games

  • 4h19m – 05/06 – Hiroshima vs Hanshin at Koshien Stadium – 9 innings
  • 4h20m – 06/15 – Softbank vs Yomiuri – Tokyo Dome – 9 innings (IL)
  • 5h24m – 04/01 – Hanshin vs Hiroshima – Mazda Stadium – 10 innings
  • 4h38m – 06/02 – Lotte vs Hiroshima – Mazda Stadium – 12 innings (IL)

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