Attendance

  • Bay Area Attendance Problems Extend To Lightning

    Bay Area Attendance Problems Extend To Lightning

    January 13, 2011 at 3:30 pm 29 comments

    Last night, the Lightning beat the Washington Capitals 3-0 in a battle for first place in the Southeast Division. Paid attendance was 18,135 which is only 91.8% capacity for The St. Pete Times Forum. On the year, the first place Lightning are 18th in the NHL in attendance, averaging 16,856 […]

     
  • The Battle for the Passion of the Florida Sports Fan

    The Battle for the Passion of the Florida Sports Fan

    October 3, 2010 at 6:56 am 10 comments

    On August 3rd, 1980 more than 16,000 people packed Tampa Stadium for the “Last Tango in Tampa”, a Championship Wrestling of Florida event featuring the best wrestlers of the day. Through a sweltering heat – the air was “hot and heavy” according to announcer Gordon Solie – fans watched legends […]

     
  • Tracking The Rays 2010 Attendance

    Tracking The Rays 2010 Attendance

    October 1, 2010 at 8:30 am 3 comments

    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 HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Giraffe’s Postseason Hopes, The Power Of Free And Some Media That Get It

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss The Giraffe’s Postseason Hopes, The Power Of Free And Some Media That Get It

    September 30, 2010 at 7:00 am 27 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: Jeff Niemann. Joe Maddon indicated earlier this week that he had already settled on his 4-man postseason rotation. The logical conclusion was that it […]

     
  • Fans Lining Up At Trop [Update]

    Fans Lining Up At Trop [Update]

    September 29, 2010 at 4:30 pm 17 comments

    [Update] Marc Topkin is reporting (via Twitter) that all 20,000 tickets have been given away and it took less than 90 minutes. The Rays also just sent out a press release saying there are “a few tickets remaining for purchase.” [4:30pm] Below is an image taken this afternoon of people lining […]

     
  • Conspiracy Theory: Player Comments On Attendance Were Premeditated

    September 29, 2010 at 10:00 am 29 comments

    Let us play Conspiracy Theorist for a moment… We weren’t going to write about this topic, but it has come up in a couple of places including the comments section of this blog. The question: Was there a deeper motive behind the comments by David Price and Evan Longoria about […]

     
  • Rays Giving Away 20,000 Tickets For Tonight’s Home Finale

    September 29, 2010 at 9:00 am 7 comments

    With many fans feeling bruised by the comments on attendance made by Evan Longoria and David Price, the Rays have announced that they will be giving away 20,000 tickets to tonight’s home finale against the Orioles. From the press release: The Rays will make available 20,000 free tickets to tomorrow night’s […]

     
  • More Reaction To Comments By Longoria And Price

    September 28, 2010 at 11:52 am 22 comments

    Well, if there wasn’t buzz surrounding this Rays squad yesterday, there sure is today. Needless to say, there has been a lot written and there are a million opinions about Evan Longoria and David Price saying last night’s attendance was “embarrassing.” Let’s look at a few samples… From Nicholas Carlson […]

     
  • The Red Sox Know A Thing Or Two About Small Crowds

    The Red Sox Know A Thing Or Two About Small Crowds

    September 28, 2010 at 10:00 am 34 comments

    The Rays drew only 12,446 for last night’s potential playoff-clinching game. But don’t let any Red Sox fans (like Bill Simmons) try to tell you that means the Bay Area doesn’t deserve baseball. Because if that is the criteria, Boston would have lost the Red Sox years ago… MLB Network […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss An Embarrassing Loss, The Great Pumpkin In October And The Angels #1 Target

    [THE HANGOVER] The One Where We Discuss An Embarrassing Loss, The Great Pumpkin In October And The Angels #1 Target

    September 28, 2010 at 7:00 am 3 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: Money Well Saved. Good for everybody that decided not to spend money on parking, tickets and concessions and instead spent a relaxing night at […]