Attendance at Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) games has dropped as the team prepares to depart Rhode Island for Massachusetts. The PawSox are averaging just 5,254 fans a game (as of Sept. 3), which is a drop from 5,982 in 2018. It’s the third-lowest attendance in the International League. Read more here. The team was at 6,406 in 2017. Doing business as the Fightin’ Quahogs last Friday probably didn’t hurt.
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The Rocky Mountain Vibes (Rookie, Pioneer League) now lead the Pioneer circuit in attendance with an average of 3,959 fans per game after the team’s inaugural three-game homestand this past weekend. That’s still filling less than half of a 8,500-seat venue that hosted a Triple-A club until the end of last season, but it’s a great start. As we’ve suggested before, we worry about the impact the lack of intimacy of a half-empty ballpark will have on the fan experience and long-term attendance. We’ll see. Read more here. Watch video here.
What other baseball team gives fans post game S’mores? 🍫🔥✌️ pic.twitter.com/FeX5EH9Blt
— Vibes Baseball (@VibesBaseball) June 22, 2019
The first-year Ridgefield (WA) Raptors (Summer Collegiate, West Coast League) held their inaugural home opener at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex in Ridgefield (WA) on Tuesday night in front of an estimated crowd of 2,200. Read more and view eight photos here.
WOW! Thank you, Southwest Washington! We had an amazing time last night at opening night of our inaugural season with a few thousand of our closest friends.
— Ridgefield Raptors (@RRaptorsBB) June 5, 2019
With the start of the 2019 professional baseball season right around the corner, the folks at For the Win have ranked the 10 most-outrageous (and delicious) ballpark foods in Major League Baseball. Read more and view food photos here.
David P. Kronheim from NumberTamer.com has provided us with his 100-plus-page annual analysis of minor league baseball attendance for 2018. This and previous reports can be found under our “Attendance Rankings” tab. View Kronheim’s 2018 Minor League Baseball Attendance Analysis here.
The Tampa Bay Rays, who ranked next to last in the majors in attendance last season, are eliminating more than 10,000 seats in the upper deck in an effort to create a more “intimate” experience for fans at Tropicana Field. The Rays also indicated that will would add a premium seating section in the lower level. Read more here.