Sox Scoops 40.152: "Attendance Trends Update"

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Sox Scoops 40.152: "Attendance Trends Update"

Post by HoosierVic » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:57 am

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As of mid-August, the Black Sox have drawn 2,231,501 fans to their new home, with an average attendance of 33,811 per game. That means the team has sold roughly 96 percent of the available seats for its 55 home games through August 13.

Following earlier trends, there have been some dips in attendance occurred when out-of-division rivals visited. Before August, crowds dropped below 34,000 only 9 times, and all but one of those games involved Pacific Division teams. The sole exception was a Monday game in May against Yellow Springs that drew 33,416.

An alarming trend occurred at the very end of July and early August - a time period that coincided both with a losing skid by the Sox, the re-injury to star first baseman Mark Simpson that sidelined him for the year, and publicity about the "pig poop dump" into the Little Calumet River.

That prompted Chicago's front office to drop ticket prices from $20 to $18 (last season's price point), and resulted in a return to the 34,000 attendance level for the Omaha series from Aug. 11-13. This, of course, was helped by the buzz surrounding Amayas Moelling's no-hitter on the 11th.

We will continue to monitor this trend, but the Sox clearly hope the price drop will continue to boost attendance through the end of the season.

If the Sox keep drawing at the current rate, they would still be on pace for a season attendance of more than 2.7 million. To repeat our previous caveat: that's not close to the team's all-time attendance record of 4,572,497 - set in 2014 - but the new Black Sox Park is considerably smaller than its old stadium. Even if every game at Sox park was a complete sellout, the team could only draw 2,835,000.

Chicago Sports Online will update these charts periodically to keep track of how the Sox are drawing as the season progresses.

Black Sox April Attendance
DateDay of WeekOpponentW/LAttendance
04/01/40SundayCaliforniaW34,940
04/02/40MondayCaliforniaL34,877
04/03/40TuesdayLouisvilleL34,896
04/04/40WednesdayLouisvilleL34,955
04/05/40ThursdayLouisvilleL34,849
04/18/40WednesdayLong BeachL27,610
04/19/40ThursdayLong BeachL28,592
04/20/40FridayTwin CitiesW34,857
04/21/40SaturdayTwin CitiesW34,777
04/22/40SundayTwin CitiesW34,618
04/23/40MondayTwin CitiesW34,896
Black Sox May Attendance
DateDay of WeekOpponentW/LAttendance
05/02/40WednesdaySan FernandoW34,649
05/03/40ThursdaySan FernandoW32,911
05/04/40FridayVancouverW34,763
05/05/40SaturdayVancouverL34,759
05/06/40SundayVancouverL34,778
05/07/40MondayVancouverL34,813
05/11/40FridayYellow SpringsL34,787
05/12/40SaturdayYellow SpringsW34,779
05/13/40SundayYellow SpringsL34,862
05/14/40MondayYellow SpringsL33,416
05/15/40TuesdayNashvilleL34,624
05/16/40WednesdayNashvilleW34,069
05/17/40ThursdayNashvilleW34,839
05/30/40WednesdayValenciaW29,487
05/31/40ThursdayValenciaW28,170
Black Sox June Attendance
DateDay of WeekOpponentW/LAttendance
06/02/40SaturdayDes Moines (GM 1)L34,740
06/02/40SaturdayDes Moines (GM 2)W34,742
06/03/40SundayDes MoinesL34,674
06/04/40MondayDes MoinesW34,844
06/05/40TuesdayTwin CitiesL34,669
06/06/40WednesdayTwin CitiesW34,729
06/07/40ThursdayTwin CitiesL34,699
06/15/40FridaySeattleL34,689
06/16/40SaturdaySeattleL34,660
06/17/40SundaySeattleW34,779
06/18/40MondaySeattleW34,657
06/19/40TuesdayCaliforniaW34,645
06/20/40WednesdayCaliforniaL34.765
06/22/40FridayMadisonL34,732
06/23/40SaturdayMadisonW34,780
06/24/40SundayMadisonW34,658
06/25/40MondayMadisonW34,633
06/26/40TuesdayYS9L34,757
06/27/40WednesdayYS9L34,742
06/28/40ThursdayYS9W34,861
Black Sox July Attendance
DateDay of WeekOpponentW/LAttendance
07/06/40FridayOmahaW34,924
07/07/40SaturdayOmahaW34,673
07/08/40SundayOmahaL34,822
07/09/40MondayOmahaW34,875
07/20/40FridayNashvilleL34,816
07/21/40SaturdayNashvilleL34,709
07/22/40SundayNashvilleW34,648
07/23/40MondayNashvilleW34,776
07/24/40TuesdayValenciaW28,735
07/25/40WednesdayValenciaL32,842
07/27/40FridayPortlandL34,675
07/28/40SaturdayPortlandL34,789
07/29/40SundayPortlandL34,748
07/30/40MondayPortlandW28,385
Black Sox August Attendance
DateDay of WeekOpponentW/LAttendance
08/07/40TuesdayMadisonL27,694
08/08/40WednesdayMadisonW29,428
08/09/40ThursdayMadisonL27,350
08/11/40*SaturdayOmahaW34,898
08/12/40SundayOmahaW34,794
08/13/40MondayOmahaW34,892
*Ticket Price lowered from $20 to $18, beginning with Aug. 11.

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Re: Sox Scoops 40.152: "Attendance Trends Update"

Post by RonCo » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:02 am

I like this series.
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Re: Sox Scoops 40.152: "Attendance Trends Update"

Post by HoosierVic » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:07 am

I love how the attendance drop just happened to coincide with "poop gate." Fake baseball imitating, well, fake poop ...

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Re: Sox Scoops 40.152: "Attendance Trends Update"

Post by RonCo » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:15 am

"just happened" ... riiiiiight.
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Re: Sox Scoops 40.152: "Attendance Trends Update"

Post by usnspecialist » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:46 am

I want to know the 2 slackers that came to game 2 of the Des Moines DH but skipped game 1...
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Re: Sox Scoops 40.152: "Attendance Trends Update"

Post by bschr682 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:08 pm

usnspecialist wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:46 am
I want to know the 2 slackers that came to game 2 of the Des Moines DH but skipped game 1...
Hah

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Re: Sox Scoops 40.152: "Attendance Trends Update"

Post by HoosierVic » Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:29 pm

Hey had “an appointment” ... nudge, nudge, wink, wink.

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