Tag Archive: Attendance

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[6/24/2017] Nippon Ham Fighters reach one million in attendance

The Nippon Ham Fighters reached one million in attendance today. They reached the total in thirty-five home games, two fewer than last year.

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[6/20/2017] NPB Attendance Figures through June 19

Central League

Attendance

Teams 2017 2016
  Gm Attendance Avg/Gm Chg Gm Attendance Avg/Gm
Hiroshima 31 923,849 29,802 +3.3% 34 980,897 28,850
Yomiuri 31 1,310,783 42,283 -0.8% 34 1,449,211 42,624
Yokohama 34 934,723 27,492 +3.7% 35 928,262 26,522
Hanshin 34 1,432,001 42,118 +1.7% 35 1,449,342 41,410
Yakult 31 806,752 26,024 +9.5% 35 832,112 23,775
Chunichi 36 981,924 27,276 -4.8% 38 1,088,520 28,645
Totals 197 6,390,032 32,437 +1.7% 211 6,728,344 31,888

Game Times

  2017 2016
All Games 3:13 (251 games) 3:15 (483 games)
Nine Innings 3:07 (221 games) 3:10 (433 games)

Pacific League

Attendance

Teams 2017 2016
  Gm Attendance Avg/Gm Chg Gm Attendance Avg/Gm
Nippon Ham 33 968,991 29,363 +6.9% 34 933,938 27,469
Rakuten 29 727,569 25,089 +6.4% 33 778,024 23,576
Seibu 30 708,017 23,601 +5.2% 32 717,599 22,425
Lotte 34 658,253 19,360 -7.4% 35 731,419 20,898
Orix 35 780,812 22,309 -12.6% 32 816,882 25,528
Softbank 31 1,020,157 32,908 +1.4% 35 1,135,780 32,451
Totals 192 4,863,799 25,332 -0.4% 201 5,113,642 25,441

Game Times

  2017 2016
All Games 3:13 (246 games) 3:18 (483 games)
Nine Innings 3:09 (225 games) 3:13 (437 games)

Source: NPB 6/20/2017

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SOF

[6/11/2017] Softbank Hawks first to one million in PL

The Softbank Hawks topped one million in attendance today. This was their thirty-first home game of the year (one fewer than last year). The Hawks are the third team in the NPB (first in the Pacific League) to reach the one million mark this season.

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YOM

[6/11/2017] Yomiuri Giants hit one million in attendance on June 3

The Yomiuri Giants hit one million in attendance on June 3. They hit the milestone in their twenty-fourth home game of the year (no change over last year).

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HAN

[5/28/2017] Hanshin Tigers reach one million in attendance

The Hanshin Tigers reached one million in attendance in their twenty-fifth home game of the season (same number of games as last year). They are the first team to reach one million in attendance so far this season.

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[5/8/2017] NPB Attendance Figures through May 7

Central League

Attendance

Teams 2017 2016
  Gm Attendance Avg/Gm Chg Gm Attendance Avg/Gm
Hiroshima 15 457,516 30,501 +10.6% 13 358,495 27,577
Yomiuri 14 558,065 39,862 -9.3% 11 483,349 43,941
Yokohama 14 385,532 27,538 +5.6% 14 365,190 26,085
Hanshin 13 532,614 40,970 +2.4% 13 520,040 40,003
Yakult 14 386,672 27,619 +27.5% 14 303,330 21,666
Chunichi 15 385,966 25,731 -7.3% 15 416,464 27,764
Totals 85 2,706,365 31,840 +4.1% 80 2,446,868 30,586

Game Times

  2017 2016
All Games 3:15 (85 games) 3:15 (483 games)
Nine Innings 3:07 (72 games) 3:10 (433 games)

Pacific League

Attendance

Teams 2017 2016
  Gm Attendance Avg/Gm Chg Gm Attendance Avg/Gm
Nippon Ham 13 419,364 32,259 +18.4% 13 354,231 27,249
Rakuten 12 325,538 27,128 +7.0% 14 355,078 25,363
Seibu 13 281,584 21,660 +5.5% 12 246,405 20,534
Lotte 13 248,506 19,116 -3.0% 12 236,449 19,704
Orix 15 339,683 22,646 -2.7% 13 302,579 23,275
Softbank 14 473,039 33,789 +14.9% 11 323,506 29,410
Totals 80 2,087,714 26,096 +7.6% 75 1,818,248 24,243

Game Times

  2017 2016
All Games 3:11 (80 games) 3:18 (483 games)
Nine Innings 3:07 (74 games) 3:13 (437 games)

Source: NPB 5/8/2017

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[10/5/2016] 2016 Pacific League Attendance and Game Times

Attendance

  Nippon Ham Rakuten Seibu Lotte Orix Softbank Inter-League Home
Nippon Ham     343,753
28,646
12 299,483
24,957
12 410,940
31,611
13 368,502
28,346
13 428,950
35,746
12 227,353
25,261
9 2,078,981
29,281
71
Rakuten 317,912
24,455
13     283,806
21,831
13 275,057
22,921
12 264,812
22,068
12 285,272
21,944
13 194,102
21,567
9 1,620,961
22,513
72
Seibu 295,124
22,702
13 238,529
19,877
12     264,692
22,058
12 355,191
27,933
12 277,749
21,365
13 206,909
22,990
9 1,618,194
22,791
71
Lotte 266,665
22,222
12 275,860
21,220
13 238,110
18,316
13     250,187
20,849
12 288,841
22,219
13 207,269
23,030
9 1,526,932
21,207
72
Orix 294,927
24,577
12 295,080
22,698
13 324,841
24,988
13 347,320
26,717
13     299,076
24,923
12 233,231
25,915
9 1,794,475
24,923
72
Softbank 464,304
35,716
13 425,083
35,424
12 444,559
37,047
12 421,303
35,109
12 415,404
31,954
13     322,330
35,814
9 2,492,983
35,112
71
Road 1,638,932
26,015
63 1,578,305
25,457
62 1,590,799
25,251
63 1,719,312
27,731
62 1,634,096
26,356
62 1,579,888
25,078
63 1,391,194
25,763
54 11,132,526
25,950
429
Inter-League 313,062
34,785
9 308,944
34,327
9 301,922
33,547
9 292,144
32,460
9 265,363
29,485
9 307,626
34,181
9     1,789,061
33,131
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Attendance Changes

  2015 2016 Change Notes
Nippon Ham 1,959,943 2,078,981 +7.6% New franchise record
Rakuten 1,524,149 1,620,961 +4.9% New franchise record
Seibu 1,616,827 1,618,194 +1.5% New franchise record
Lotte 1,322,004 1,526,932 +13.9%  
Orix 1,767,220 1,794,475 +0.1% New franchise record
Softbank 2,535,877 2,492,983 -0.3%  
Totals 10,726,020 11,132,526 +3.8% New league record

Game Times

  Average 9 Innings 10 Innings 11 Innings 12 Innings < 9 Innings
Nippon Ham 3:19 143 3:13 129 3:45 6 4:03 4 4:47 4  
Rakuten 3:20 143 3:14 129 4:19 2 4:03 6 4:38 6  
Seibu 3:18 143 3:14 134 4:01 2 3:57 2 4:23 5  
Lotte 3:16 143 3:08 124 3:54 10 3:45 4 4:33 5  
Orix 3:17 143 3:12 133 3:39 3 3:57 1 4:50 6  
Softbank 3:22 143 3:16 127 3:54 8   4:43 7 1:38 1
Totals 3:18 483 3:13 437 3:52 17 3:58 9 4:38 19 1:38 1

Shortest Games

  • 2h20m – 09/30 – Lotte vs Nippon Ham – Sapporo Dome – 9 innings
  • 2h21m – 06/17 – Nippon Ham vs Chunichi – Nagoya Dome – 9 innings (IL)

Longest Games

  • 4h27m – 08/31 – Softbank vs Seibu – Seibu Prince Dome – 9 innings
  • 4h10m – 06/15 – Softbank vs Yakult – Jingu Stadium – 9 innings (IL)
  • 5h10m – 07/10 – Lotte vs Nippon Ham – Sapporo Dome – 12 innings
  • 5h13m – 06/07 – Chunichi vs Orix – Kyocera Dome – 12 innings (IL)
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[10/5/2016] 2016 Central League Attendance and Game Times

Attendance

  Hiroshima Yomiuri Yokohama Hanshin Yakult Chunichi Inter-League Home
Hiroshima     358,657
29,888
12 371,767
30,981
12 407,614
31,355
13 364,952
28,073
13 382,909
29,455
13 271,432
30,159
9 2,157,331
29,963
72
Yomiuri 555,604
42,739
13     467,097
38,925
12 515,245
43,770
12 524,756
40,366
13 526,681
40,514
13 404,725
44,969
9 3,004,108
41,724
72
Yokohama 365,132
28,087
13 368,071
28,313
13     329,607
27,467
12 353,144
27,165
13 284,231
23,686
12 238,961
26,551
9 1,939,146
26,933
72
Hanshin 531,925
44,327
12 529,915
40,763
13 505,718
38,901
13     508,452
43,371
12 457,376
38,115
12 377,176
41,908
9 2,910,562
40,994
71
Yakult 309,134
25,761
12 306,611
25,551
12 292,720
24,393
12 353,068
27,159
13     291,624
22,433
13 226,303
25,145
9 1,779,460
25,063
71
Chunichi 340,064
28,339
12 347,808
28,984
12 314,438
28,188
13 420,881
32,375
13 364,726
30,394
12     270,464
30,052
9 2,058,381
28,991
71
Road 2,101,859
33,901
62 1,911,602
30,824
62 1,951,740
31,480
62 2,036,415
32,324
63 2,116,030
33,588
63 1,942,821
30,838
63 1,789,061
33,131
54 13,848,988
32,282
429
Inter-League 189,454
21,050
9 281,515
31,279
9 234,633
26,070
9 234,367
26,041
9 204,903
22,767
9 246,322
27,369
9     1,391,194
25,763
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Attendance Changes

  2015 2016 Change Notes
Hiroshima 2,110,266 2,157,331 +0.8% New franchise record
Yomiuri 3,001,187 3,004,108 -1.3%  
Yokohama 1,813,800 1,939,146 +5.4% New franchise record
Hanshin 2,878,352 2,910,562 +2.5%  
Yakult 1,657,511 1,779,460 +8.9%  
Chunichi 2,049,784 2,058,381 +1.8%  
Totals 13,510,900 13,848,988 +2.5% New league record

Game Times

  Average 9 Innings 10 Innings 11 Innings 12 Innings < 9 Innings
Hiroshima 3:20 143 3:13 123 3:52 11 4:08 1 4:44 6 2:27 2
Yomiuri 3:08 143 3:02 129 3:27 4 4:00 3 4:09 7  
Yokohama 3:14 143 3:10 130 3:53 7 4:06 1 4:01 5  
Hanshin 3:18 143 3:14 131 3:49 5 4:16 1 4:28 5 3:15 1
Yakult 3:19 143 3:14 131 3:50 6 4:13 4 4:32 2  
Chunichi 3:13 143 3:05 124 3:47 8 4:06 5 4:19 6  
Totals 3:15 483 3:10 433 3:48 22 4:07 8 4:22 18 2:27 2

Shortest Games

  • 2h03m – 05/05 – Hiroshima vs Yomiuri – Tokyo Dome – 9 innings
  • 2h21m – 06/17 – Nippon Ham vs Chunichi – Nagoya Dome – 9 innings (IL)

Longest Games

  • 4h38m – 08/05 – Yomiuri vs Hiroshima – Mazda Stadium – 9 innings
  • 4h10m – 06/15 – Softbank vs Yakult – Jingu Stadium – 9 innings (IL)
  • 5h12m – 03/31 – Hanshin vs Yakult – Jingu Stadium – 12 innings
  • 5h14m – 06/07 – Chunichi vs Orix – Kyocera Dome – 12 innings (IL)
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[9/29/2016] Yomiuri Giants reach three million in attendance

The Yomiuri Giants reached three million in attendance in their seventy-second home game of the year. This was the third highest total since attendance figures became public in 2005.

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HAM

[9/25/2016] Nippon Ham Fighters reach two million in attendance

The Nippon Ham Fighters reached two million in attendance in their seventieth home game of the year. This was the first time they reached the milestone since their move to Hokkaido.

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 69 43 25 1
Hanshin 66 37 29 0
Yokohama 69 33 34 2
Chunichi 70 30 37 3
Yomiuri 68 30 38 0
Yakult 68 26 41 1
G W L T
Rakuten 64 42 21 1
Softbank 70 44 26 0
Seibu 66 36 28 2
Orix 68 31 36 1
Nippon Ham 67 28 39 0
Lotte 69 21 47 1
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