Ballpark attendance booms behind London Series, red-hot Reds

June 26th, 2023

As summer gets underway, MLB fans are continuing to fill up ballparks in measures unseen over the past handful of years.

Led by the smashing success of the 2023 London Series, the average MLB attendance topped 35,000 fans for the second consecutive weekend. That has not happened since a three-week stretch between July and August 2015.

Overall attendance exceeded 1.5 million for the third consecutive weekend, the first time that has occurred since July-August 2017. There have been four weekends this season with at least 1.5 million fans present, the most such weekends before July since '17. 

In Cincinnati, fans came out in droves to see the streaking, first-place Reds take on the Braves. Each game housed at least 40,000 fans and 126,724 overall, making it the most-watched three-game series in Cincinnati during the regular season since Great American Ball Park opened in 2003.