I was fortunate enough to be given Diamond Club seats for Sunday's game against the Rockies. As we were leaving we ran into Mr. Castellini and I stopped him for a moment to thank him for the way he has really turned this franchise around and I complimented him on what an experience they have created at the ballpark. He thanked me for the kind words then in response to the ballpark experience he said "Well I hope you weren't here last night" in reference to the Reds 11-2 loss to the Rockies Saturday night. It was very funny in the moment. As someone who didn't get really into baseball until 1999 I can't say enough about the Castellini family and what they've done for Reds baseball. After the lost decade I absolutely love knowing night in and night out we have a very good chance to win.
Attendance for Doubleheader on Thursday, May 15 vs. San Diego
Game 1 (12:35 PM) - 27,686
Game 2 (6:10 PM) - 23,544
Great numbers for weeknights in mid-May against a lackluster opponent.
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When people say that I donít know what Iím talking about when it comes to sports or writing, I think: Man, you should see me in the rest of my life.
With yesterday's attendance of 42,120, the Reds are now UP by 8,878 on the year.
Their per-game average is 30,564.
Color me impressed!
This is the first time in about 5 or 6 seasons that I won't be able to attend a Reds home game. Only other time I'll be back home (Dayton) is a weekend in August that the team will be out of town. Alas, I did get to see them in Philly and DC this year.
The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. -- Terrance Mann (Field of Dreams)
Another good crowd of 38,754 on Saturday 7-5 means that they are now up over last season by 11,065.
The average attendance per game is 30,774.
Most likely another good crowd expected today and the weather is great. This is a long home stand...here's hoping the turnstiles keep on clicking.
Wow, up to #13 in MLB. Nice move...
A good but not great crowd yesterday (7-26) of 32,999 leaves the Reds still lagging a bit behind last year's pace.
They are down 32,669 for the year or 653 per game. The average attendance per game this season is 31,061.
30,000 per game is nothing to sneeze at. The fans are doing their part.
I keep thinking back to the dark, dark John Allen days, and how he chastised us. He blamed the fans for the indifference and ineptitude of his organization.
"Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?" ~ Jim Bouton
After 65 games at home, the Reds total attendance is now at 2,054,213 which means that the average attendance per date is 31,291.
That 31,291 figure is down only 312 paid admissions per date from last season. All things considered, I think they are doing pretty well.