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Attendance Figures

Whenever an owner wants to move a team out of the bay area, we are told that this area's population base can't support two Major League teams. But the numbers indicate clearly that attendance is simply a function of winning. Notice that both teams had high attendance in the same year when they both won.

Year Giant's Attendance Happenings Record A's Attendance Happenings Record
1958 1,272,625 Seals Stadium 80-74      
1959 1,422,130 Seals Stadium 83-71      
1960 1,795,356 Candlestick /Mays 79-75      
1961 1,390,679 Cepeda/McCovey 85-69      
1962 1,592,594 NL Champs/Alou 103-62      
1963 1,571,306 Marichal 88-74      
1964 1,504,364 Dark fired/scandal 90-72      
1965 1,546,075 Marichal /suspended 95-67      
1966 1,657,192 Cepeda traded. 93-68      
1967 1,242,480   91-71      
1968 837,220 A's to Oakland  88-74 837,466 Oakland   82-80
1969 873,603   90-72 778,232   88-70
1970 740,720   86-76 778,355   89-73
1971 1,106,043 NL Champs  90-72 914,993 Division Ch   101-60
1972 647, 744 Mays sold to Mets  69-86 921,323 World S Ch   93-62
1973 834,193   88-74 1,000,763 World S Ch   94-68
1974 519,987 Stoneham sells team   72-90 845,693 World S Ch   90-72
1975 522,919 Moscone saves team   80-81 1,075,518 Division Ch   98-64
1976 626,868 Lurie buys team   74-88 780,593 Finley's fire sale   87-74
1977 700,056   75-87 495,412   63-98
1978 1,740,477   89-73 526,999   69-93
1979 1,456,402   71-91 306,763 Finley sells   54-108
1980 1,096,115   75-86 842,259 Haas Owners   83-79
1981 632,274 Strike   56-55 1,311,761 Strike   64-45
1982 1,200,948   87-75 1,735,489 Rickey   68-94
1983 1,251,530   79-83 1,294,941 Rickey   74-88
1984 1,001,545   66-96 1,353,281 Rickey traded   77-85
1985 818,697   62-100 1,334,599 La Russa   77-85
1986 1,528,748 Craig/Will Clark   83-79 1,314,646 Canseco ROY   76-86
1987 1,917,168 NL Champs   90-72 1,678,921 McGwire ROY   81-81
1988 1,785,297   83-79 2,287,335 WeissROY/ALC   104-58
1989 2,059,701 NL Champs   92-70 2,667,225 World S Ch   99-63
1990 1,975,528   85-77 2,900,217 AL Ch   103-59
1991 1,737,478   75-85 2,713,493   84-78
1992 1,561,987 Sale to Florida blocked   72-90 2,494,160 Division Ch   96-66
1993 2,606,354 Bonds/new owners   103-59 2,035,025   68-94
1994 1,704,608 Strike   55-60 1,242,692 Strike   51-63
1995 1,241,500 cx w.s.   67-77 1,174,310 Schotman   67-77
1996 1,413,922   68-94 1,148,380   78-84
1997 1,690,869 NL Champs   90-72 1,261,219   65-97
1998 1,925,367 NL playoffs   89-74 1,232,339   76-85
1999 2,078,399   86-76 1,434,610   87-75
2000 3,318,800 NLDS, Pac Bell opens  97-65 1,728,888 ALDS 91-70
2001 3,311,958 Bonds 73HR  90-72 2,133,277 ALDS 102-60

 

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