13 April 2005

Brief comment about attendance

I didn't attend the night-after-Opening Night game for the first time in 4 years to attend the BART hearing. I listened to the game on the radio on the way home, but I didn't get an idea of how sparse the crowd was until I caught the rest of game later on TV. For those that don't know, here's the attendance of Tuesday night's game:


I realize that it was chilly, and many spent some good money on Opening Night, but that's still rather pathetic. The Brewers had a similar dropoff from Monday to Tuesday, and they're in a brand new, albeit lacking, stadium. The argument about attendance is not so much about seasonal attendance, it's about the wild fluctuations from game to game and the anemic revenue streams derived from the gate. Wednesday will be the first of many BART Double Play Wednesdays with $2 tickets and $1 hot dogs. It's a certainty that many stayed home Tuesday night to take advantage of Wednesday's promotion. It's good to have promotions for families and casual fans, but the A's are getting peanuts compared to other teams. And as long as large swaths of seats are shown empty on game telecasts, the media will continue to hammer the point.


abigail said...

Wow - you're blog is full of good info. It's getting hard to find blogs with useful content and people talking about Attendance these days. I have just started my Latest Attendance News blog and would really appreciate you coming by - thanks again

Casper said...

I love your information on Attendance I bookmarked your blog and will be back soon. If you want, check out my blog on Attendance Exposed - please come by

Zuki said...

I really enjoyed the content on your blog about Attendance will be back very frequently! I actually have my own Attendance Exposed blog with all kinds of stuff in it. You�re welcome to com by

Clickbank Mall said...

Come Visit Santa at his blog and tell him what you want for Christmas,