From time to time this season, we have taken a look at the 2010 attendance and how this season stacks up against last year and whether the Rays reached 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 30,071 fans per game. That is down 0.8% from last year’s average of 30,324.
  • Last year, the Rays averaged 23,147. This season, the Rays averaged 23,025, 22nd in baseball, for a total of 1.87 million, down 0.5% from last year.
 
 

3 Comments

  1. Gus says:

    Basically not as big a story as you might expect, given the hooting and hollering in the national press.

    Still, you have to feel that with a September that mattered, they should have hit 2.0M. The season ticket and group sales teams need to get the same level of attention as the SS-2B platoons . . .

  2. Morgan says:

    Curious if other teams do the “concert series” thing – it seems that the concerts artificially elevates the attendance avg.

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