A bit disappointed by the crowds over the weekend. I really thought hovering near .500 for a significant stretch this season, followed by improving 7 games last year after improving by 6 the year before would increase attendance at least somewhat, but apparently not.
- Is it the construction at the K coupled with the slight inconvenience of parking?
- Do we need to allow even *more* time for success for fans to begin flocking to the 'K' again in surges?
- Has the team performed poorly in promoting their product?
- Or has Kansas City officially given up on a franchise now promising to turn the corner for good - for the first time in 15 years?
36,360 on Friday (+/- 25,000 Royals fans)
37,357 on Saturday (+/- 25,000 Royals fans)
31,803 on Sunday (+/-20,000 Royals fans)
Some numbers for the season, per Baseball Reference.
Total Attendance: 794,433
Attendance / Game: 19,861
Attendance Rank: 14th of 14
Total Attendance 2007: 1,616,867
Attendance / Game: 19,961
Attendance Rank: 13th of 14
That's right, folks. Our attendance is actually *below* that of last year, even following all the marked changes in the organization and the stadium.
Last weekend, roughly 1/3 of the fans were Cardinal fans....and yet we STILL couldn't sell out 2 of the 3 games, against a notorious rival, on a summer weekend. From my own perspective, it seemed Cardinal fans dominated as much of the stadium as they have in the past 5 years. Is the city this slow to understand the significant changes that have occurred not only in the standings/record, but in the organization as a whole? Absolutely pathetic. Who or what is to blame? How in the world do you explain this?