The MLB is unable to increase attendance to pre-pandemic levels.

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The average attendance was 26,409 during the All-Star break on Tuesday.

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5.4 percent lower than at the same period last year.

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Put it down to the pandemic's residual effects or anger from the recent

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worry of the economy or the offseason lockout.

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But MLB finds it difficult to fill the stands at pre-COVID levels.

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the league's first season without capacity limitations since 2019 enters its final two and a half months.

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MLB had 26,409 spectators on average as of the All-Star break. That

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reflects a 5.4% decrease from the All-Star break in 2019, which was 10 days sooner than it is now.

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Officials from the league are optimistic and still motivated.

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MLB Chief Revenue Officer Noah Garden remarked, "We're back to 94 percent to 95 percent of where we were before the epidemic."

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