The average attendance for Philadelphia Phillies games in 2009 was nearly 1,000 people above their park’s listed seating capacity!
Citizens Bank Park in Philly has a listed capacity of 43,651 people, though their media guide claims an estimated 3,000 additional fans may be accommodated through standing room. Amazingly, the average game attendance during the 2009 was 44,453 - the highest such figure in team history and 2,200 average fans greater than the previous season! This was for good reason also, seeing as the Phillies were the reigning World Series champions and led their division for the last four months of the season. Unfortunately, this home field advantage didn’t pay them many dividends during the ‘09 World Series, as Philadelphia dropped two of their three home games to the Yankees, by whom they were defeated 4 games to 2.