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 30,324 fans per game. That is down 0.8% from last year’s average of 30,324.
  • After 57 home games last year, the Rays were averaging 24,346. So far this year the Rays are averaging 22,617, 23rd in baseball, and are on pace for 1.83 million. That is down 7.1% from the same point last last year.


  1. Gus says:

    Seems likely that meaningful games in September this year (as opposed to 2009, when they were out of it, as you can see in the dip in the line above) will put them past 2009 attendance when it is all said and done, and give them 4 straight years of increased attendance.


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