Sox Scoops 40.198: "Final Season Attendance Update"

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Sox Scoops 40.198: "Final Season Attendance Update"

Post by HoosierVic » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:06 pm

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By season's end, the Black Sox drew 2,721,818 fans to their new stadium, with an average attendance of 33,603 per game. That means the team sold roughly 96 percent of the available seats for its 81 home games.

Consistent with earlier findings earlier trends, there were dips in attendance 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.

As expected, the worst month for attendance was September, when school was back in session and the Sox were clearly slipping out of postseason contention. The lowest attendance for any game was the season home finale against Des Moines, which drew 26,190 fans.

Team officials pronounced themselves pleased with the team's box office draw for the year, and likely will consider adding more seating capacity sometime in the future - assuming the Sox can continue attracting fans at the current rate.

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
08/22/40WednesdaySan FernandoW33,115
08/23/40ThursdaySan FernandoL32,868
08/24/40FridayLouisvilleW34,838
08/25/40SaturdayLouisvilleW34,860
08/26/40SundayLouisvilleL34,654
08/27/40MondayLouisvilleW32,016
Black Sox September Attendance
DateDay of WeekOpponentW/LAttendance
09/05/40WednesdayLong BeachW34,695
09/06/40ThursdayLong BeachW30,769
09/07/40FridayHawaiiW34,662
09/08/40SaturdayHawaiiL34,836
09/09/40SundayHawaiiW31,100
09/10/40MondayHawaiiW26,243
09/22/40SaturdayDes MoinesW34,755
09/23/40SundayDes MoinesL34,716
09/24/40MondayDes MoinesW26,190

*Ticket Price lowered from $20 to $18, beginning with Aug. 11.

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Re: Sox Scoops 40.198: "Final Season Attendance Update"

Post by RonCo » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:53 pm

Great series
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