Friday, May 7, 2010

Maybe it's Not The Trop?

I opened up USAToday this morning to find two articles about teams and sports struggling with attendance. And not one mention of the Rays.

Think the economy isn't keeping people from spending money at sporting events? NASCAR disagrees.

Think a modern stadium is enough to overcome years of futility? The Orioles prove you wrong.

Consider this: the Rays are drawing better at home (23,064) than they are in their opponents' stadiums (21,868). What that says to me is the Rays are still an infant franchise without a national fan base yet. However, their base at home is growing. That's what you'd expect from a team that didn't exist 13 years ago.

Oh, and by the way, they're now 20th in the league in average attendance.

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