Originally Posted by Redsfansince72
posted tonight on mlbtraderumors:
The Reds have not seen a significant spike in attendance coming off last season's division title and will likely be relatively inactive this offseason.
They cant be serious to think because of their poor play and 10 games OUT, thats going to entice fans to buy tickets??? that's such a SLAP in the face of Reds fans.. WINNING last years division has seen attendance grow.. 12 sellouts before they started failing at staying in the race doesnt mean anything??
What a joke.. Please sell the team to Mark Cuban, BOB!!!!
Attendance has been horrible for a team that is the defending central champions with the league MVP on it.
The strange part in the attendance has been going upward since that team tanked.
On July 18th they were 3.5 games back and drew 22,000
Today they are 10 games out and had 31,000 people and 28,000 yesterday
Before the tanking attendance was nothing but terrible, if being champs with an MVP does not help attendance why should the owner spend more money?
1st half of the season minus the Yankees they averaged 24,647, the 2nd half the have averaged 30,017
For the complete season they are averaging 27,997, last season it was 25,438.
The Reds are at max salary for the attendance they get, and an extra 2559 people per game does not come close to paying for the 124 million they committed themselves to last offseason because they thought being central champs and have the MVP would be a giant boost to the attendance. Well it did not help much at all, why should the owner spend more money when more people do not show up, like I said he spent 124 million last offseason and saw no return on the investment, why invest even more?
Reds average ticket price is $19 so the extra 2,559 people get the Reds $3,938,301