Attendance Review: 2008 Clearwater Threshers

Welcome to our third attendance review of the Clearwater Threshers. This post continues our series of looking back at trends in Tampa Bay area fan behavior since 2007. Today we look at the home attendance of the 2008 Clearwater Threshers.

Overview: The Clearwater Threshers began play in the Florida State League in 1985. The Threshers moved to Bright House Field in 2004. Bright House Field is also the spring training home of the Philadelphia Phillies. In 2013, the population of Clearwater was 109,703.

Clearwater Threshers 2008:

Home Games: 70

Total attendance: 168,637 (up 1.37% from 2007: 166,359)

Per Game Average: 2,480 (down 0.12% from 2006: 2,483)

Highest attended game: 9,090 on Thurs, July 3rd vs Lakeland

Lowest attended game: 1,142 on Sun, June 22 vs Vero Beach

Double headers: 2 (July 8, August 4)

Cancellations: 0

Notable rehab assignments: Jimmy Rollins, Jayson Werth, Shane Victorino, Antonio Bastardo, Tom Gordon, Kris Benson, Brad Lidge, Brett Myers

Other notable appearances: None


(red shading = below annual average of 2,480)


2008 Threshers overall

By Month:

2008 Threshers by month

The following graph depicts the average attendance by month.

2008 Threshers by month graph

By Day of the Week:

2008 Threshers by day

Threshers attendance increased 38% on the weekends compared to their average Monday through Thursday attendance.

  • Mon-Thurs average attendance: 1,957
  • Fri-Sun average attendance: 3,183
  • Increase: 38%

The following graph depicts the average attendance by day.

2008 Threshers by day graph

The following chart shows how often each day outdrew the day prior.

2008 Threshers by day up pct

By Opponent:

2008 Threshers by opponent

By Starting Pitcher:

2008 Threshers by starting pitcher

This chart depicts how attendance reacted from one starter to the next. If a pitcher is a great draw, the percentage between he and the prior starter should be higher.

2008 Threshers by starting pitcher up pct

Additional Clearwater Threshers Reviews:

2014 Clearwater Threshers Attendance Review
2007 Clearwater Threshers Attendance Review

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