Attendance

  • Lightning Sell Tickets In Spite Of Local Economy

    April 19, 2011 at 1:40 pm 4 comments

    Yesterday, Tampa Bay Lightning CEO Todd Leiweke went on “Happy Hour with JP Peterson.” Among the topics discussed was the strong attendance figures for the Lightning at The St. Pete Times Forum which were up 12 percent this season. And how are the Bolts able to sell tickets in this economic climate? Leiweke […]

     
  • Postgame Shot Of Joe: It’s Still Better Than Golf

    Postgame Shot Of Joe: It’s Still Better Than Golf

    April 10, 2011 at 3:52 pm 22 comments

    What can Joe say about a game when the most interesting part was seeing Merlot Joe going all Billy Martin and trying to toss all four umps after he himself got run, then Merlot Joe made a curtain call to get in some more choice words? Joe hopes the good […]

     
  • Weekend Opening Means Attendance Boost For Rays

    April 4, 2011 at 11:42 am 0 comments

    Over at Business Insider, I took a look at what moving opening day up a few days meant for attendance in Major League Baseball. In short, opening on the weekend, helped MLB avoid the typical game two attendance drop many teams would normally experience. This was true for the Rays […]

     
  • ESPN Is Already In Mid-Season Form When It Comes To Rays

    ESPN Is Already In Mid-Season Form When It Comes To Rays

    March 31, 2011 at 9:30 am 6 comments

    The season hasn’t even started, and yet take a look at what ESPN.com considers one of the big stories heading into the season (click on the image for a larger version; thanks Aaron)… Just think. Just 25 more weeks of this crap. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

     
  • 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 […]