Originally published by DodgerBlue.com
The Los Angeles Dodgers finished the 2022 regular season with 3,861,408 in announced attendance (47,671 per game average), once again leading the Majors in the category. Excluding the pandemic-impacted 2020 campaign when fans were not permitted, the Dodgers have led baseball in home attendance in baseball for nine consecutive seasons.
L.A. surpassing 3 million fans also marked a ninth time in the past 11 years the team has reached that threshold. The only exceptions during that span came in 2020 and due to limited capacity for a portion of the 2021 schedule.
Furthermore, the Dodgers posted the second-highest attendance figure in Dodger Stadium history. The 2019 season saw 3,974,309 in announced attendance.
The St. Louis Cardinals were the next-closest team with 3,320,551 in total home attendance and a 40,994 average during the 2022 regular season. Rounding out the top five were the New York Yankees (3,136,207), Atlanta Braves (3,129,931) and San Diego Padres (2,991,470).
The Dodgers additionally led MLB in road attendance this year with an average of 31,104 fans per game. The Yankees (30,418) and Cincinnati Reds (30,005) were the only other teams to draw at least 30,000 fans away from home.
Back in April, the Dodgers helped the San Diego Padres set an attendance record at Petco Park for a three-game series. The 133,856 total attendance for the weekend set bested the 133,456 mark from May 3-5, 2019, which also was for a three-game series that involved the Dodgers.
Dodgers drew largest crowd of 2022 MLB season
The Dodgers set the record for largest crowd to attend any MLB game in 2022 when they had an announced attendance of 53,165 for a July 21 matchup against the San Francisco Giants that was Cody Bellinger bobblehead night. That figure surpassed the crowd of 52,518 that attended the 2022 All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium.
Then on July 26, Clayton Kershaw bobblehead night helped the Dodgers set a new 2022 single-game attendance record with 53,302 fans. That didn’t hold long, as Aug. 10, for the first ever Freddie Freeman bobblehead night at Dodger Stadium, the Dodgers again raised the bar with a 53,432 announced attendance.
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