Originally Posted by Chip R
Even though the makeup game was officially a "home game" I take it the attendance that day in SF won't count?
Originally Posted by redsmetz
BTW, looks like we're at 32,365 average now, up 802 from last reporting in 13th place (two spots up).
Doing the math, it looks like redsmetz used the San Fran 'home' in his calculations. I can see how that can be counted as our attendance since we did get financial compensation for the game, but ESPN lists the attendance for that game in as '42,310' which is higher than any attendance the Reds have this year except for Opening Day.
Taking out the San Fran 'home' game, I figure we are sitting at and average attendance of 32,191 and a season total attendance of 1,834,913. We have 23 remaining home games.
32,191 * 23 = 740,393 + 1,834,913 = 2,575,306 for an estimated final season total.
This would put us well above the GABP record of 2,355,259 in 2003 according to baseball-almanac.com. We also would beat the record of average attendance a game too with the record sitting at 29,077 in 2003 too. Looking at Reds history the highest total attendance, according to baseball-almanac.com, is 2,629,708 in 1976, but I am not sure if that includes playoff games or not. The higest aveage attendance is in 1994 at 33,003, but that year ended in a strike.