Sunday, August 12, 2012

Rays Sink to 30th in Attendance

It's all the Red Sox' fault.

With four games against Boston and four strong showings at the turnstiles this weekend, the Cleveland Indians have climbed past the Tampa Bay Rays in the MLB attendance rankings.

The Rays fall to 30th out of 30 teams, despite averaging 20,572 fans per game this year, a 9% jump from last year's 18,872 per-game average.

Tampa Bay still sits just 76 fans per game behind last year's worst-draw, Oakland. The A's are enjoying a 13% increase in fans from last year's 18,232 average.

The good news for the Rays - besides their increased attendance and big jumps in TV viewership from last year - is of their seven remaining home series, three come on the weekend and two of their mid-week series come against the Red Sox and Yankees.

1 comment:

  1. That sucks! Why don't we send our Rockies to Tampa in trade for your Rays. We deserve a great team and they deserve our fans!