2020 CPBL Season Review: Attendance

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%.

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 Attendance Games Total Average
Monkeys 60 265,531 4426
Brothers 60 263,350 4389
Guardians 60 189,460 3158
Uni-Lions 60 139,010 2317
CPBL 240 857,351 3572

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.

Taiwan Series Stadium Total 78% Limits %
Game 1 Taichung 15,600 15,600 100
Game 2 Taichung 15,600 15,600 100
Game 3 Tainan 7,126 7,800 91
Game 4 Tainan 7,800 7,800 100
Game 5 Tainan 7,800 7,800 100
Game 6 Taichung 15,600 15,600 100
Game 7 Taichung 15,600 15,600 100
Total Stadium 85,126 85,800 99.2

Attendance Per Game Chart

Total Attendance Chart

Average Attendance Chart

Cities Attendance Breakdown

City Β Games Total Average
Taoyuan 60 265,531 4426
Xinzhuang 60 189,460 3158
Taichung 60 263,350 4389
Tainan 55 119,159 2167
Hualien 5 19,851 3970

Days Attendance Breakdown: Weekday vs Weekend

DAY Games Total Average
Tuesday 26 61486 2365
Wednesday 47 115790 2464
Thursday 20 53280 2664
Friday 49 185194 3779
Saturday 48 250805 5225
Sunday 50 190796 3816
Weekday 142 415750 2928
Weekend 98 441601 4506

Rakuten Monkeys Attendance 2016 – 2020 Season

CTBC Brothers Attendance 2016 – 2020 Season

Fubon Guardians Attendance 2016 – 2020 Season

Uni-Lions Attendance 2016 – 2020 Season

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