FanPost

Tribe Attendance

 

We spend a great deal of time on this site discussing contracts and such – all of which are an important part of the business side of baseball.  But lately we’ve been ignoring the Culone in the parlor – attendance.  We’re dead last in average attendance so far this year and not by a little bit.  The next-to-last team, Toronto, is drawing 4% more fans than we are.  The team with currently has the best attendance in baseball, Philly, has an attendance average that is more than 300% of the Tribes gate.

 

Here’s the grim numbers:

 

TEAM

GMS

TOTAL

AVG

Philadelphia

16

721,076

45,067

NY Yankees

13

576,418

44,339

LA Dodgers

16

699,987

43,749

LA Angels

21

824,146

39,245

St. Louis

16

624,008

39,000

Minnesota

18

696,174

38,676

Chicago Cubs

17

655,269

38,545

Boston

23

862,419

37,496

San Francisco

19

679,997

35,789

Milwaukee

16

558,396

34,899

NY Mets

21

669,722

31,891

Colorado

14

413,099

29,507

Atlanta

13

378,652

29,127

Detroit

17

470,147

27,655

Seattle

18

466,836

25,935

Texas

20

515,090

25,754

Houston

22

563,276

25,603

Arizona

18

445,546

24,752

Tampa Bay

16

373,829

23,364

San Diego

17

394,886

23,228

Chicago White Sox

19

434,012

22,842

Baltimore

16

360,858

22,553

Cincinnati

19

393,339

20,702

Kansas City

16

321,702

20,106

Washington

19

370,043

19,475

Florida

18

316,169

17,564

Pittsburgh

18

298,571

16,587

Oakland

20

328,302

16,415

Toronto

18

274,548

15,252

Cleveland

14

205,250

14,660

 

And here’s why it’s important – as if you didn’t all ready know – the Indians’ ability to compete is related to its income.  Attendance is awful, income plummets, the quality of the product on the field declines and our record gets worse which leads to falling attendance etc.  In other words a baseball death spiral.

 

I have no idea how to turn this around, all I know is that it's bad for Indians baseball.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Let's Go Tribe

You must be a member of Let's Go Tribe to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Let's Go Tribe. You should read them.

Join Let's Go Tribe

You must be a member of Let's Go Tribe to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Let's Go Tribe. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker