From time to time we are going to take a look at the 2010 attendance and see how this season stacks up against last year and whether the Rays can reach their goal of being average (in attendance).

Notes on the attendance follow the graph…

Notes on the 2010 attendance…

  • In 2009, the Rays averaged 23,148 per game and drew 1.87 million fans. That was the most since their inaugural season of 1998 when they drew 2.5 million.
  • While the Rays have not stated any attendance goals this season, last year it was league average. So far in 2010, MLB is averaging 28,623 fans per game. That is down 5.6% from last year’s average of 30,324. However, this year’s average should go up once students are out of school and the weather is more consistent.
  • This year the Rays are averaging 22,915, 21st in baseball, and are on pace for 1.86 million.
  • After 27 home games last year, the Rays were averaging 23,287. So far this year. the Rays attendance is down 1.6% from the same point last last year.
 
 

2 Comments

  1. Joe says:

    Overall, not bad. It really isn’t actually. I won’t get into it too much, but the Rays have their reasons to want to keep this down. I am willing to bet that the “average” attendance level for a particular game will be down this year over last, but the fans should be commended. Now, I do believe that price levels should come down around the foul pole areas and near the bullpens, as that would get more fans to the park. I could quibble about more, but this is encouraging.

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