Attendance

  • The Beginning Of The End For Baseball In St. Pete

    The Beginning Of The End For Baseball In St. Pete

    March 24, 2010 at 9:37 am 34 comments

    File this one under “Bad signs for the future of baseball in St. Pete.” Buried in the very last line of Roger Mooney’s list of Rays tidbits this morning was this little doozy… Tickets still remain for the April 6 season opener against the Orioles at Tropicana Field. We know […]

     
  • Can Tampa-St. Pete Support Professional Sports? Vol. 4,624

    Can Tampa-St. Pete Support Professional Sports? Vol. 4,624

    January 20, 2010 at 10:30 am 18 comments

    John Romano looks at the recent attendance struggles for the three local professional sports franchises and wonders if Tampa and St. Pete are capable of supporting pro sports. At various points every calendar year, I am reminded of Tampa Bay’s struggles as a sports market. It could be when the […]

     
  • Rays TV Ratings Had As Good A Season As Pat Burrell

    October 12, 2009 at 3:07 pm 15 comments

    Last week we took a look at the final attendance figures for the Rays and how they showed only a 4% increase over 2008 despite hope for a big World Series bump at the gate. One of the excuses for the poor showing at the ticket office is the economy […]

     
  • Tracking The 2009 Attendance: Final Attendance Figures

    Tracking The 2009 Attendance: Final Attendance Figures

    October 6, 2009 at 11:00 am 7 comments

    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 HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Big Dub Getting Stronger, Attendance And Bradford’s Last Submarine Pitch

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss Big Dub Getting Stronger, Attendance And Bradford’s Last Submarine Pitch

    September 30, 2009 at 7:11 am 14 comments

    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. THE GOOD: Wade Davis. Big Dub got stronger as the night went on, retiring the last 11 batters he faced for his second big league win…Carl […]

     
  • Apparently Only Fans At Last Night’s Game Can Complain

    September 2, 2009 at 10:00 am 44 comments

    Last night’s attendance was awful. Only 17,692 showed up at the Trop to watch a meaningful game against a hated rival. It was the smallest crowd for a Rays-Sox game in over two years. Is it the economy? Is it the fact that the Rays have shown little life all […]

     
  • Tracking The 2009 Attendance

    Tracking The 2009 Attendance

    August 25, 2009 at 10:30 am 5 comments

    From time to time we are going to take a look at the 2009 attendance and see how the 2009 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 2009 […]

     
  • Tracking The 2009 Attendance

    Tracking The 2009 Attendance

    August 7, 2009 at 11:30 am 7 comments

    From time to time we are going to take a look at the 2009 attendance and see how the 2009 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 2009 […]

     
  • Rays High-End Ticket Prices Leave TV Seats Empty

    Rays High-End Ticket Prices Leave TV Seats Empty

    June 29, 2009 at 12:00 pm 11 comments

    Much has been made of the Rays attendance recently. Well Chris of Watching Durham Bulls Baseball, pointed us in the direction of this little tidbit on ticket prices in Major League Baseball. Here are the top 8 teams ranked by their most expensive single-seat ticket. For comparison, we also included […]

     
  • Rays Not Happy With Attendance

    Rays Not Happy With Attendance

    June 24, 2009 at 11:00 am 31 comments

    Last night was only the 8th World Series rematch since the introduction of interleague play. But a look at the stands and one would have thought it was just another mid-week matchup with an AL Central foe. 19,608 was the paid attendance and Matt Silverman is disappointed. “…we circled this […]