Pittsburgh Pirates Attendance History

NOTES:

1. Thanks to Baseball Almanac for these figures.
2. Pit vs NL compares the Pirates attendance to the NL average.
3. Pit Trend shows the increase/decrease in attendance from the previous year.
4. NL Trend shows the increase/decrease in attendance from the previous year, based on the NL average attendance.
5. The Pirates moved from Forbes Field to Three Rivers Stadium in 1970, stayed at Three Rivers through the 2000 season, and have been at PNC Park since.
6. The 1994 season was cut short due to a strike. This also delayed the start of the 1995 season.
7. The 1981 season was shortened due to a strike.
8. The 1972 season was shortened due to a strike.
9. The Pirates saw a boost in attendance in 2005 and 2006 due to the 2006 All-Star Game being in Pittsburgh. Fans who bought season tickets these years were guaranteed tickets to the All-Star game.

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