2020 CPBL Attendance Review
After 240 regular-season games plus seven games in the 2020 Taiwan Series, another year of the CPBL season is in the bag. As always, here is the end of season review for the 2020 CPBL attendance record.
In 2020, the CPBL attracted a total of 857,351 fans across 240 games, an average of 3572 per game. Comparing with the 2019 data, it was down 38.7%.
— CPBL STATS (@GOCPBL) April 7, 2020
The massive drop in the 2020 attendance is due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although Taiwan never reached community spread and the country did not go into lockdown, there were some restrictions when it comes to fans attending the CPBL games.
As per CDC’s recommendation, the CPBL began the season with zero fans (33 games). After that, the league slowly increased the seating capacity from 1000 fans, 2000 fans to 50-78% seating capacity. [further reading: CPBL coronavirus timeline]
The Rakuten Monkeys once again topped the league with an average attendance of 4426. The CTBC Brothers came in second with an average of 4389.
Due to the size of the stadiums, the seating capacity limits severely impacted the attendance of the Fubon Guardians and Uni-Lions. The Guardians finished the 2020 season with an average of 3158, and the Uni-Lions came in last with an average of 2673.
2020 Taiwan Series Attendance
The 2020 Taiwan Series was between the Brothers and the Uni-Lions. It was a seven-game thriller with the Uni-Lions pulling off an underdog story. They fought their way back from 1-3 and ended up taking home the Championship.
With the permission of Taiwan’s CDC, the seating capacity for the 2020 Taiwan Series was increased from 50% to 78%.
The 2019 Taiwan Series was a showdown between the two of the most popular teams in the CPBL, the Lamigo Monkeys and Chinatrust Brothers. The Monkeys defeated the Brothers 4-1 in the best-of-seven series.
A total of 85,126 fans showed up across seven games during the 2020 Taiwan Series. The average attendance for the entire series is at 12,161 with a strong 99.2% in terms of the allowed capacity rate.
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Attendance Per Game Chart
Total Attendance Chart
Average Attendance Chart
Cities Attendance Breakdown
Days Attendance Breakdown: Weekday vs Weekend
Rakuten Monkeys Attendance 2016 – 2020 Season
CTBC Brothers Attendance 2016 – 2020 Season
Fubon Guardians Attendance 2016 – 2020 Season
Uni-Lions Attendance 2016 – 2020 Season