The largest crowd was 46,279 for the home opener against the Mets, and the smallest was 13,417 for Monday’s rain-delayed game against the Marlins. MLB’s announced attendance figures represent tickets sold, not the number of people in the stadium.
Payroll: We reported last week that the Braves' opening-day payroll was $97.8 million, which ranks 23rd among the 30 MLB teams. But even that figure may be deceivingly high.
If you factor out the salaries being paid to released players ($12.7 million to Dan Uggla, $8 million to Carlos Quentin and almost $600,000 to James Russell), players on the disabled list ($5.6 million to Mike Minor, $925,000 to Josh Outman and the MLB minimum to Shae Simmons, Joey Terdoslavich and Daniel Winkler) and a player on the restricted list ($1.1 million to Dian Toscano), the payroll for players currently on the Braves’ 25-man active roster drops to about $68 million.