From the Cincinnati Business Courier:

Sure, there were still a few September games that featured swaths of empty seats. But the Reds wound up posting a whopping 17.9 percent increase in attendance. That was the second biggest increase in Major League Baseball. Only the Minnesota Twins, who moved into a new ballpark this year, churned out a bigger improvement.


The Reds just got over the 2 million mark, selling 2.06 million tickets. That’s an average of 25,439 per game.


The really good news? Owner Bob Castellini has said he’ll plow profits back into the team. So more fans means more money to improve the club, re-sign players, improve scouting and generally shoot for putting a consistently winning product on the field year after year.

If the theory holds true that attendance really takes the big jump the year after a team unexpectedly contends, the Reds should be in good shape for 2011 attendance-wise.