With spring training well underway, the 143rd year of Major League Baseball is set to open on March 22 when the Dodgers and the Diamondbacks will hold the MLB’s Opening Series in Sydney, Australia. The U.S. Opening Day will occur just over a week later, as the Dodgers and the Padres will face off on March 30. That’ll set off the slow trot of the 162 game baseball season, and baseball fans couldn’t be more excited.
But what baseball fans will be the most excited? TicketCity, who post a biannual ranking of the most involved fans in the MLB, have just released their latest list, pulling data from the previous 2013 season. Using the info that was available before July 30, its broken down various factors into different weights — so how many people show up to home games is given more importance than the number of Twitter followers.
Without further delay, here are the eight MLB teams with the most loyal fans, as of last year. For the complete full list, the metrics were average total attendance; average home attendance; average home game ticket price; percentage of stadium capacity filled at home games; Facebook “likes” and “Talking About”; and the Team’s Twitter following.