Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Attention on Attendance: Rays, Bulls, College Football

As Rays attendance numbers slowly drip down the drain like beer from your fall football tailgate, we have a few pieces of attendance-related news to catch up on:
  • The Wall Street Journal reports college football ticket prices - coupled with improved television technology - is contributing to sagging attendance at even the most hardcore football powerhouses.
  • The WSJ story also includes a table that shows no school saw a bigger drop in student attendance since 2009 than USF.  They were joined at the bottom of the list by lots of other mid-majors.
  • Finally, there's a small glimmer of hope for Tropicana Field crowds - St. Pete will contribute another $500k from its stadium improvement fund to regular stadium maintenance.  The money will go toward A/C, restroom, and walkway upgrades.

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