Which Padres opponent draws the most attendance? I'm glad you asked.

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I could have made time to go to either of the past two games, but I just didn't really have any interest in seeing the Padres play the Twins.  I questioned myself and I think it's because I'm basically over interleague play now.  From the tweets of empty seats I saw it looked like most fans couldn't drag themselves to a Twins game either.

Granted people still pack the park to see the Red Sox and Yankees.

I decided to do some cumulative calculations and see which opposing teams draw the most and least fans to Padres games.  I only included games that Baseball-Reference had attendance data.

In the Petco Park era, the Minnesota Twins are just ahead of the Miami Marlins for last place (the Florida Marlins did considerably better).  Not surprisingly the the Red Sox and Yankees top the list.  I'm a little surprised that the Chicago White Sox sit so high, but I think it's because they last played in Petco Park in 2005 when they won the World Series and Cubs fans switched allegiances.

In the NL West it's interesting to note that the Dodgers out draw the Giants, who always make a big deal of making Petco Park, "AT&T South".

Petco Park

Opponent

# of Games

Total Attendance

Average Attendance

MIA

10

221,224

22,122

MIN

5

123,276

24,655

MON

4

99,571

24,893

WSN

29

728,457

25,119

KCR

9

230,812

25,646

MIL

30

788,707

26,290

COL

95

2,499,445

26,310

TEX

3

79,146

26,382

CLE

3

81,660

27,220

STL

31

866,675

27,957

TBD

3

83,899

27,966

HOU

32

898,838

28,089

CIN

32

902,876

28,215

TOR

9

254,715

28,302

ATL

36

1,036,506

28,792

ARI

95

2,756,943

29,020

BAL

8

237,747

29,718

OAK

6

179,619

29,937

PIT

32

963,559

30,111

SEA

26

786,474

30,249

CHC

36

1,114,332

30,954

PHI

33

1,021,833

30,965

NYM

34

1,054,358

31,011

FLA

26

817,564

31,445

SFG

96

3,077,809

32,061

DET

6

209,013

34,836

LAD

94

3,293,985

35,042

LAA

3

108,791

36,264

CHW

3

117,452

39,151

NYY

3

131,812

43,937

BOS

3

133,311

44,437

When baseball was played in Mission Valley, fans came out for Interleague games in mass.  Notice that attendance for Red Sox games wasn't particularly high compared to other AL teams since they hadn't picked up all the bandwagon fans with their tainted WS championship.

San Diego / Jack Murphy / Qualcomm Stadium

Opponent

# of Games

Total Attendance

Average Attendance

DET

3

43,458

14,486

HOU

253

4,119,180

16,281

MON

182

3,190,502

17,530

PHI

185

3,309,624

17,890

ATL

248

4,454,963

17,964

OAK

8

148,392

18,549

NYM

193

3,605,288

18,680

PIT

184

3,439,686

18,694

STL

188

3,549,827

18,882

CIN

254

4,944,125

19,465

CHC

186

3,763,536

20,234

SFG

285

5,983,160

20,994

MIL

21

485,700

23,129

FLA

41

979,922

23,901

LAD

288

7,480,431

25,974

COL

79

2,105,316

26,650

ARI

47

1,364,230

29,026

TEX

8

259,598

32,450

BOS

3

98,532

32,844

ANA

8

263,255

32,907

MIN

3

105,504

35,168

SEA

19

699,228

36,801

NYY

3

165,929

55,310

On the All-time list, I"m surprised by the attendance to games against Seattle.  Fans really bought into this natural rivalry between them and the Pads.

All-Time

Opponent

# of Games

Total Attendance

Average Attendance

HOU

285

5,018,018

17,607

MON

186

3,290,073

17,689

ATL

284

5,491,469

19,336

PHI

218

4,331,457

19,869

STL

219

4,416,502

20,167

PIT

216

4,403,245

20,385

CIN

286

5,847,001

20,444

NYM

227

4,659,646

20,527

CHC

222

4,877,868

21,972

MIA

10

221,224

22,122

OAK

14

328,011

23,429

SFG

381

9,060,969

23,782

MIL

51

1,274,407

24,988

WSN

29

728,457

25,119

KCR

9

230,812

25,646

COL

174

4,604,761

26,464

FLA

67

1,797,486

26,828

CLE

3

81,660

27,220

TBD

3

83,899

27,966

DET

9

252,471

28,052

LAD

382

10,774,416

28,205

TOR

9

254,715

28,302

MIN

8

228,780

28,598

ARI

142

4,121,173

29,022

BAL

8

237,747

29,718

TEX

11

338,744

30,795

ANA

8

263,255

32,907

SEA

45

1,485,702

33,016

LAA

3

108,791

36,264

BOS

6

231,843

38,641

CHW

3

117,452

39,151

NYY

6

297,741

49,624

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