As this Father’s Day draws to a close I wanted to reflect on one of the things that stood out during today’s game. No it wasn’t how well Young did to keep us in the game though it does deserve recognition. It was the large crowd that turned out for today’s game. It wasn’t until I saw this tweet between our very own Rustyjr and Joe D of Metsmerizedonline that I really noticed it.
In a season where leading up to it there was much talk about Boycotting the Wilpons/Mets and talk about Citi Field being a “dark and desolate place throughout 2012” it was good to see fans not denying themselves the pleasure of watching these 2012 Mets on Father’s Day.
While the real test is yet to come as far as fans coming out to watch this team. Something that will probably depend on how long this team can keep itself in contention during the dog days of Summer. If you compare the Mets 1st 10 home games in 2012 starting from the unofficial start of Summer, Memorial Day to the same number of games starting from the unofficial start of Summer, Memorial Day 2011. The Mets tickets sold are up by an average of 1,419 more per game so far.
Overall after 34 home games the Mets avg paid attendance per game so far is down an average of 347 less per game which you can view here. Keep checking back. I’ll continue to monitor and update this as the season continues.