From time to time during the season, we took a look at the 2009 attendance to see how the 2009 season stacks up against last year and whether the Rays were able to reach their goal of being average (in attendance).
Notes on the attendance follow the graph…
Notes on the 2009 attendance…
- The Rays drew 1,780,791 fans for 80 home games in 2008 (22,259 per game). That was the most since their inaugural season of 1998 when they drew 2.5 million.
- The Rays goal for 2009 was league average which was 2.6 million in 2008 (the median was about 2.5 million). League average this season was 2.45 million (red line above) with a median of 2.32 million. The Rays would have needed to average 30,191 to reach league average and about 28,681 to reach the median.
- This season the Rays averaged 23,148 in 81 games. That marked an increase of 4.0% over last year.
- The Rays 1,874,962 tickets sold ranked 23rd, up from 26th in 2008.