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

Attendance

  Nippon Ham Rakuten Seibu Lotte Orix Softbank Inter-League Home
Nippon Ham     358,215
27,555
13 416,764
32,059
13 337,562
28,130
12 360,273
30,023
12 366,637
28,203
13 246,959
27,440
9 2,086,410
28,978
72
Rakuten 289,433
24,119
12     291,032
24,253
12 343,875
26,452
13 312,432
24,033
13 315,371
26,281
12 217,965
24,218
9 1,770,108
24,931
71
Seibu 307,018
25,585
12 298,570
22,967
13     211,519
16,271
13 301,181
23,168
13 327,354
27,280
12 227,577
25,286
9 1,673,219
23,239
72
Lotte 310,836
23,910
13 207,781
17,315
12 244,504
20,375
12     263,169
20,244
13 246,337
20,528
12 177,537
19,726
9 1,450,164
20,425
71
Orix 324,346
24,950
13 281,009
23,417
12 231,858
19,322
12 234,691
19,558
12     303,850
23,373
13 232,997
25,889
9 1,608,751
22,658
71
Softbank 419,501
34,958
12 447,877
34,452
13 467,771
35,982
13 475,055
36,543
13 411,276
34,273
12     305,312
33,924
9 2,526,792
35,094
72
Road 1,651,134
26,631
62 1,593,452
25,293
63 1,651,929
26,644
62 1,602,702
25,440
63 1,648,331
26,164
63 1,559,549
25,154
62 1,408,347
26,081
54 11,115,444
25,910
429
Inter-League 304,788
33,865
9 289,199
32,133
9 291,256
32,362
9 304,022
33,780
9 281,540
31,282
9 313,051
34,783
9     1,783,856
33,034
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Attendance Changes

  2016 2017 Change Notes
Nippon Ham 2,078,981 2,086,410 -1.0%  
Rakuten 1,620,961 1,770,108 +10.7% New franchise record
Seibu 1,618,194 1,673,219 +2.0% New franchise record*
Lotte 1,526,932 1,450,164 -3.7%  
Orix 1,794,475 1,608,751 -9.1%  
Softbank 2,492,983 2,526,792 -0.1%  
Totals 11,132,526 11,115,444 -0.2%  

* Since 2005.

Game Times

  Average 9 Innings 10 Innings 11 Innings 12 Innings < 9 Innings
Nippon Ham 3:14 143 3:09 130 3:58 4 4:05 6 4:17 3  
Rakuten 3:20 143 3:16 128 3:55 4 4:09 4 4:13 5 2:53 2
Seibu 3:07 143 3:03 133 3:57 5 4:05 1 3:54 3 3:47 1
Lotte 3:11 143 3:07 132 3:34 2 4:06 2 4:17 6 1:58 1
Orix 3:14 143 3:09 129 3:29 5 4:14 4 4:23 5  
Softbank 3:18 143 3:14 133 3:54 6 4:15 1 4:38 3  
Totals 3:14 483 3:10 441 3:47 15 4:09 10 4:18 15 2:53 2

Shortest Games

  • 2h10m – 04/30 – Lotte vs Seibu – MetLife Dome – 9 innings
  • 2h07m – 06/17 – Nippon Ham vs Yakult – Jingu Stadium – 9 innings (IL)

Longest Games

  • 4h26m – 07/01 – Softbank vs Rakuten – kobo Park Miyagi – 9 innings
  • 4h20m – 06/15 – Softbank vs Yomiuri – Tokyo Dome – 9 innings (IL)
  • 5h11m – 08/01 – Softbank vs Orix – Kyocera Dome – 12 innings
  • 4h38m – 06/02 – Lotte vs Hiroshima – Mazda Stadium – 12 innings (IL)
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[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
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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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HAN

[10/10/2017] Hanshin Tigers top three million on last day

The Hanshin Tigers topped three million in attendance in their final home game of the season. They hit three million for the first time in seven years.

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HAM

[10/1/2017] Nippon Ham Fighters hit two million in attendance

The Nippon Ham Fighters hit two million in attendance in their seventieth home game of the year (same number of games as last year).

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CHU

[9/24/2017] Chunichi Dragons reach two million in attendance

The Chunichi Dragons reached two million in attendance during their final home game of the season. They reach the same total in seventy games last year.

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RAK

[9/20/2017] Rakuten Eagles set new attendance record

The Rakuten Eagles announced today that they set a new single-season attendance record for Ichi-gun home games.

Year Games Attendance Avg/Game
2005 68 977,104 14,369
2006 68 951,723 13,996
2007 72 1,117,369 15,519
2008 72 1,149,061 15,959
2009 72 1,203,169 16,711
2010 72 1,141,640 15,856
2011 72 1,168,188 16,225
2012 72 1,177,793 16,358
2013 72 1,281,087 17,793
2014 72 1,450,233 20,142
2015 71 1,524,149 21,467
2016 72 1,620,961 22,513
2017 65* 1,621,448 24,945

* as of September 20, 2017
Attendance totals include home games played at stadiums other than Kobo Park Miyagi

Source: Rakuten 9/20/2017

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[9/15/2017] NPB Attendance Figures through September 15

Central League

Attendance

Teams 2017 2016
  Gm Attendance Avg/Gm Chg Gm Attendance Avg/Gm
Hiroshima 66 2,022,153 30,639 +2.8% 66 1,966,811 29,800
Yomiuri 65 2,683,263 41,281 -1.6% 62 2,602,259 41,972
Yokohama 63 1,755,067 27,858 +3.7% 68 1,826,605 26,862
Hanshin 66 2,798,449 42,401 +2.6% 63 2,603,471 41,325
Yakult 65 1,681,286 25,866 +4.2% 64 1,588,210 24,816
Chunichi 68 1,881,062 27,663 -4.3% 65 1,879,850 28,921
Totals 393 12,821,280 32,624 +1.5% 388 12,467,206 32,132

Game Times

  2017 2016
All Games 3:13 (447 games) 3:15 (483 games)
Nine Innings 3:07 (393 games) 3:10 (433 games)

Pacific League

Attendance

Teams 2017 2016
  Gm Attendance Avg/Gm Chg Gm Attendance Avg/Gm
Nippon Ham 61 1,756,976 28,803 +1.7% 61 1,727,228 28,315
Rakuten 61 1,524,901 24,998 +10.7% 64 1,445,810 22,591
Seibu 61 1,414,320 23,186 +4.6% 62 1,374,011 22,161
Lotte 65 1,307,685 20,118 -6.3% 63 1,352,524 21,469
Orix 66 1,478,981 22,409 -10.9% 63 1,583,831 25,140
Softbank 66 2,316,630 35,100 +1.0% 63 2,188,644 34,740
Totals 380 9,799,493 25,788 +0.2% 376 9,672,048 25,724

Game Times

  2017 2016
All Games 3:14 (434 games) 3:18 (483 games)
Nine Innings 3:10 (399 games) 3:13 (437 games)

Source: NPB 6/13/2017

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HIR

[9/14/2017] Hiroshima Carp top two million in attendance

The Hiroshima Carp topped two million in attendance today. They reached the milestone in their sixty-sixth home game of the year (two games faster than last year).

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SOF

[8/24/2017] Softbank Hawks reach two million in attendance

The Softbank Hawks reached two million in attendance in their fifty-eighth home game of the season on August 24. Fifty-eight games tied the franchise record set in 2015.

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[8/24/2017] Chiba Lotte Marines topped one million on August 12

The Chiba Lotte Marines topped one million in attendance in their fifty-first home game of the year on August 12. They needed only forty-seven games to reach one million last season.

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