« Post Game: Mets stick that fork a little deeper into the Phillies….11-1
Last Night on the Farm – 7/3/12 »
Mets, Mr. North Jersey, Real Dirty Mets Blog, TRDM
by Mr North Jersey
View in WebPage – Link
After 41 of their 2012 Home games the Mets attendance is down an average of 510 less per game compared to the same number of Home games this time last year.
Data courtesy of Baseball-Reference
7/4/2012-12:50am at 12:50 am (UTC -4)
based on reports of how terrible season ticket sales were, this actually sounds pretty good!
and barring something terrible happening, gotta figure that there is a good chance that sales in the 2nd half are going to be a lot better than last season!
7/4/2012-9:19am at 9:19 am (UTC -4)
Actually some good signs for attendance right now. They pulled in both 40k for a Cinci game last week and sold out last night.
7/4/2012-10:16am at 10:16 am (UTC -4)
last night was reported to be a record crowd for Citi. so yes, that will help. I expect they will have a big crowd again today.
7/4/2012-10:34am at 10:34 am (UTC -4)
I wonder…I kind of thought the large attendance last night was b/c of the fireworks show after.
7/4/2012-11:00am at 11:00 am (UTC -4)
The 40k for Cincy was Keith Hernandez Bobblehead Night drawing in those who love Keith or Bobbleheads or both as they are sometimes interchangeable
The numbers against Philly this weekend will be high as pointed out Fireworks Night + all the Philly faithful that probably bought tickets anyway early / or before the season started so as to flood Citifield will probably show up anyway since they already had the tickets before their team’s tanked to the basement. The franchise will try to claim look at the attendance before the ASB but half the large crowds last week were Yankee fans and other high numbers from either a holiday attendance boost with some Philly factor applier, or, from a giveaway day.
On FAN before the Yankee series Craig Carton on his morning show was berating Met’s fans for not selling out Citifield before the Yankee series. He proceeded to get his head handed to him by a majority of callers who varied between despising the Wilpons so much they will not step foot in Citifield again to how do you expect us to be able to afford a day at the park for a few hundred dollars in this economy. For the player’s sake I hope the stadium is sufficiently attended but I expect it to drop when regional rivalries and giveaways aren’t there to artificially boost the numbers.
7/4/2012-11:43am at 11:43 am (UTC -4)
I get the cost aspect but they have brought in some reasonable ticket costs and locals can use public transportation. Regardless is is still extremely expensive.
In Turner field last year, I parked for $10 and got seats 8 rows back from the dugout for $45, at citi it is twice as much. I also plowed through a gallon of Yeungling and a 1lb of BBQ and maybe spent $25. Good luck with that there.
But if you are a local, to hop on a train and get upper level seats is not out of line at all and they are not doing it.
7/6/2012-6:02pm at 6:02 pm (UTC -4)
Expectations for the Mets being what they were at the start of the season, this probably isn’t too much of a surprise. But with the Mets playing as well as they are one would think it should pick up in the second half.
SaltyGary has a point, the Mets aren’t the most value-friendly of teams when compared to the Nationals or Braves, and it’s not very easy to get to Citi Field by car either. Don’t know if you can entirely blame the Mets for that, just saying.
7/7/2012-12:38am at 12:38 am (UTC -4)
Welcome to RDM Kurt.
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
© 2013 Real Dirty Mets Blog.
Powered by WordPress and the Graphene Theme.