Last time we checked in with the attendance, things didn’t look good. Now that we are past the one-third mark of the season, the numbers are starting to trend upward, but the numbers still look bad.
After 30 home games this season, the Rays were
averaging 17,954 tickets sold per game. That was down 18.5 percent from the same point a year ago. Now, after a solid home stand in which the Rays averaged 21,137 fans, the Rays average tickets sold is up to 18,485. That is up more than 500 per game, but still down 15.6 percent from a year ago.
The Rays are currently 29th in attendance, ahead of only the Marlins (16,891). Yay Florida!
After 30 home games in 2010, the Rays were averaging 21,897 per game. They would finish the season with an attendance figure of 1.86 million (23,025 per game). This year, the Rays are on pace for just 1.50 million. That would be the team’s lowest mark since 2007 (1.39 million).