There is not another Midwestern city that has as many top 100 media markets within 2 hours away like Cincy. And not only are they large markets, they are markets without the MLB and with the exception of Louisville none of the markets have an old allegiance to another team
Not Pittsburgh, not Cleveland, saint Louis, KC, Milwaukee, or Minneapolis. The Cindy regional area is really really big.
Also, Milwaukee is Boring? That's the best you can come up with?
Last edited by Salukifan2; 05-26-2013 at 03:48 PM.
The Reds may actually pass Milwaukee this year. The team is winning and school is out or almost out. Always a big jump for Reds attendance, and it has been that way as long as I can remember. I can easily see 32,000 average this year.
Plus, let's face it. Part of the problem is there is not a lot of things to do around the stadium area and downtown Cincinnati. It is better than in the past when there was literally close to nothing. When the only real attraction is just going to the game, well, tv feels like a good option much of the time (or radio for people in the past). The Reds are often a top 5 team for tv and radio ratings. So there are plenty of fans who care about the team, there just isn't enough attraction outside of the actual game to draw people to come to the game for the money it costs.
"In our sundown perambulations of late, through the outer parts of Brooklyn, we have observed several parties of youngsters playing 'base', a certain game of ball. Let us go forth awhile, and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our close rooms, the game of ball is glorious"
The Reds are about to hit a string of nice weekend home series that should all top 100k per. The question is how many people will be going to the mid week games. Yesterday stunk (>19k), but it was a Monday. If Tues, Wed, Thurs games can hover around 28k average, the Reds will get their attendance into the 31k per game range for the season.
Not too good of a reason that Denver should be out drawing the Reds at this point, for example.
For the record, I expect around 20,000 paid tonight, but a major bump on Wednesday for Mat Latos bobblehead. It is just tough for this team to draw during the week with a smaller population than other cities within 30 miles of the stadium.
I understand why they do it, but it sucks that the Kid Glove tickets don't count towards total announced attendance. The 18,498 number isn't indicative of how many fans were at GABP last night. In reality there were 25,998 bodies physically at the game when you include the 7,500 Kid Glove attendees. 26K for a Monday night game against the Rockies ain't too shabby. 18.5K on the other hand, doesn't look too good and really kills the overall attendance numbers.
Same thing is going to happen tonight with nearly 5,000 tickets given away as a part of the Redlegs Run. Won't count towards attendance but they'll be in the stadium.
Last edited by WestSideBomber; 06-04-2013 at 06:26 PM.
Walk-up should be strong tonight. The weather in Cincinnati is nothing short of ideal right now.
I just heard from a friend that an email went out from the Reds front office offering discounts on tickets this weekend. I'm a bit surprised...
Is this series -- at least Friday and Saturday nights -- not going to be completely sold out?
We've sold out our last two weekend series Fri & Sat so it really will surprise me if it doesn't sell out.