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jhc2010
09-21-2011, 08:52 PM
2010 (clinched division)
Tuesday, September 28 vs. Houston - 30,151 (Clinch night)
Wednesday, September 29 vs. Houston - 14,760
Thursday, September 30 vs. Houston - 17,558
Friday, October 1 vs. Milwaukee - 28,844
Saturday, October 2 vs. Milwaukee - 28,173
Sunday, October 3 vs. Milwaukee - 37,582
Average: 26,178

2011 (16 games back)
Friday, September 16 vs. Milwaukee - 32,506
Saturday, September 17 vs. Milwaukee - 39,766
Sunday, September 18 vs. Milwaukee - 37,845
Monday, September 19 vs. Houston - 21,168
Tuesday, September 20 vs. Houston - 23,847
Wednesday, September 21 vs. Houston - 20,875
Average: 29,335

Can anyone figure out why the attendance was much higher for the final homestand this season than last season? Each year had a weekend series and a weekday series. They even faced the exact same opponents!

The Reds clinched the division on the homestand last season and this year they didn't have anything to play for.

Is this showing that the fan base has grown significantly over the past year?

Matt700wlw
09-21-2011, 08:54 PM
I heard Bob today on the radio broadcast say that overall attendance was up about 8% this year.

Hopefully that extra money is used to improve the team.

tommycash
09-21-2011, 09:12 PM
2010 (clinched division)
Tuesday, September 28 vs. Houston - 30,151 (Clinch night)
Wednesday, September 29 vs. Houston - 14,760
Thursday, September 30 vs. Houston - 17,558
Friday, October 1 vs. Milwaukee - 28,844
Saturday, October 2 vs. Milwaukee - 28,173
Sunday, October 3 vs. Milwaukee - 37,582
Average: 26,178

2011 (16 games back)
Friday, September 16 vs. Milwaukee - 32,506
Saturday, September 17 vs. Milwaukee - 39,766
Sunday, September 18 vs. Milwaukee - 37,845
Monday, September 19 vs. Houston - 21,168
Tuesday, September 20 vs. Houston - 23,847
Wednesday, September 21 vs. Houston - 20,875
Average: 29,335

Can anyone figure out why the attendance was much higher for the final homestand this season than last season? Each year had a weekend series and a weekday series. They even faced the exact same opponents!

The Reds clinched the division on the homestand last season and this year they didn't have anything to play for.

Is this showing that the fan base has grown significantly over the past year?

I think that the weather has played a part in it this year. We had a very dry summer and a relatively warm final week of home games. I always attend the last weekend of the season, and last year, I froze and had to buy a big blanket in order watch the game on October 2, and the year before I was there on the last game of the year and it was very cold as well. This past weekend was nice (temperature wise). I am not sure if this is the only factor, but I do think it might have played into it.

Reds/Flyers Fan
09-21-2011, 09:17 PM
The Milwaukee series coincided with Oktoberfest Zinzinnati downtown, which drew more than half a million people. Perhaps a lot of people decided to do both on Saturday and Sunday. Also, Saturday was Johnny Bench night.

And true to the Reds' typical form, they treated the large crowds to lackluster, boring losses.

Rojo
09-21-2011, 10:03 PM
Is it real attendance or ticket sales? They probably sold a lot more tix over this past offseason.

jhc2010
09-21-2011, 10:30 PM
Is it real attendance or ticket sales? They probably sold a lot more tix over this past offseason.It is listed as "attendance" in the box scores, but it has got to be paid attendance.

jhc2010
09-21-2011, 10:32 PM
http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/current_attendance.shtml

The Reds are one of only seven clubs that have increased their attendance by more than 2,000 fans per game compared to last season.

Ghosts of 1990
09-22-2011, 11:04 AM
And true to the Reds' typical form, they treated the large crowds to lackluster, boring losses.

This.

I don't get it, but when that yard is packed with people you can almost count on a Reds loss.

REDREAD
09-22-2011, 11:42 AM
Usually when a team wins a division title after a draught, the ticket sales benefit the following year, not the year they are contending.
People get the buzz after the division series and plan on seeing more games the following year.

I read one article..Of course, this in not a verifiable fact. Anyhow, the article said that tearing down the 1997 Marlins (the year they bought the WS) might've been one of the biggest mistakes in sports history. The article said projected attendence was 3 million (don't know where he got that number).
But after the firesale, they permanently disenfranchised fans.. People were demanding refunds on season tickets. They never really recovered.

mdccclxix
09-22-2011, 12:16 PM
Usually when a team wins a division title after a draught, the ticket sales benefit the following year, not the year they are contending.
People get the buzz after the division series and plan on seeing more games the following year.

I read one article..Of course, this in not a verifiable fact. Anyhow, the article said that tearing down the 1997 Marlins (the year they bought the WS) might've been one of the biggest mistakes in sports history. The article said projected attendence was 3 million (don't know where he got that number).
But after the firesale, they permanently disenfranchised fans.. People were demanding refunds on season tickets. They never really recovered.

Trade Votto!

Sea Ray
09-22-2011, 12:16 PM
Is it real attendance or ticket sales? They probably sold a lot more tix over this past offseason.

It's just tx sold so we can't draw much from it. I was at the game on Friday and I can attest that the actual attendance was in the teens, not the over 30K that was reported. These tx were sold a long time ago when people were fired up about this year's team

Roy Tucker
09-22-2011, 12:47 PM
And true to the Reds' typical form, they treated the large crowds to lackluster, boring losses.

I know this is totally subjective and not backed up by any facts, but the 2011 Reds have just been a dud of a team to watch.

I *love* to go to ball games and I *never* have a bad day at the ballpark, but that theory was sorely tested this season. About every game I saw was a tedious, grind-out-a-loss, boring 3 1/2 hr. game. And I keep score and do all the game-within-a-game and all that, but man, I had a really hard time finding much excitement in the Reds this year.

mdccclxix
09-22-2011, 01:15 PM
It's just tx sold so we can't draw much from it. I was at the game on Friday and I can attest that the actual attendance was in the teens, not the over 30K that was reported. These tx were sold a long time ago when people were fired up about this year's team

See: LA Dodgers
Related: Mannywood

OesterPoster
09-22-2011, 01:48 PM
I know this is totally subjective and not backed up by any facts, but the 2011 Reds have just been a dud of a team to watch.

I *love* to go to ball games and I *never* have a bad day at the ballpark, but that theory was sorely tested this season. About every game I saw was a tedious, grind-out-a-loss, boring 3 1/2 hr. game. And I keep score and do all the game-within-a-game and all that, but man, I had a really hard time finding much excitement in the Reds this year.

Really? I went to two games. Opening Day...enough said. And the game when they hit 6 dingers and the fireworks crew couldn't keep up. :)

Guess I should have attended a few more.

Redsfan320
09-22-2011, 04:50 PM
Johnny Bench night on Friday probably helped a little too.

320

wolfboy
09-22-2011, 04:52 PM
http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/current_attendance.shtml

The Reds are one of only seven clubs that have increased their attendance by more than 2,000 fans per game compared to last season.

I'm reading that as +1,889, not 2k+. :confused: