Monday, July 14, 2014

Rays Attendance Watch: All-Star Edition

For those of you keeping score at home, the Rays enter the 2014 All-Star Break with the league's worst attendance mark, 16,902 fans per game.  That represents an 858-fan drop from last year's mark at the very same point.

The good folks at Tampa Bay Baseball Market have been doing a good job at tracking attendance this year, which includes all of the minor league teams too:
But for the Rays, there's not a ton of good news.  They still have a number of games against the Red Sox and Yankees remaining, but with the team struggling to stay out of last place, it's unlikely they'll get out of the MLB cellar in attendance.


  1. It will be interesting to see how the poor season effects season ticket renewal rates. That will big indicator to the markets long-term sustainability.

    1. Will it, though? They could have only a thousand STH's next season and still not feel the pinch because of the TV money and revenue sharing.

  2. Can't wait for the MLB All-Star game to come to Channelside 5-10 yrs from now!