The Braves, who played their first game at Turner Field on April 4, are the sixth team in this decade to move into a new park. Unfortunately for Atlanta, its bump in attendance was mild compared with those enjoyed by the other teams. (Colorado, which shifted to Coors Field in 1995, had a decrease only because Coors seats nearly 26,000 fewer than Mile High Stadium.) Here are the average crowds for the first six home games of teams with new stadiums during the 1990s, compared with the average for the first six dates the previous year.
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