Maury Brown (@BizBallMaury) made a few bold Twitter predictions today following Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria's open mic performance at the ballpark (which, of course, followed the underwhelming lines at the box office):
The Brewers also saw their attendance drop by 30% in their second year at Miller Park (2.8M fans to just under 2.0M), while the Pirates saw attendance drop by 28% in the second year of PNC Park (2.5M fans to 1.8M).
So that means for Brown's prediction to come true, the Marlins would have to average fewer than 19,823 fans per game in 2013. Not only is it possible, but it's also possible they could fall below that mark and still draw more fans than the Rays. In 2012, Tampa Bay drew just 19,255 fans per game.