Attendance Review: 2008 Tampa Yankees

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Welcome to our second attendance review post on the Tampa Yankees, minor league affiliate of the New York Yankees.

Background:

The Tampa Yankees began play in 1994. After two seasons playing at the University of South Florida, the Tampa Yankees moved to Legends Field, a stadium built across the street from Raymond James Stadium, home of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Legends Field was renamed Steinbrenner Field in 2008.

Tampa Yankees 2008:

Home Games: 69

Total attendance: 86,870 (down 29.84% from 2007: 123,829)

Average: 1,472.37 (down from 2007: 1,848.19)

Highest attended game: 5,216 on Saturday, May 31st vs Fort Myers Miracle

Lowest attended game: 636 on Thursday, August 7th vs Fort Myers Miracle

Low point of average attendance: April 23, Game 10 (1123.10)

Double headers: 9 (June 17, June 23, July 10, July 22, July 26, August 3, August 15, August 22, August 24)

Cancellations: 1 (July 9 vs St Lucie)

Notable rehab assignments: Hideki Matsui (August 15, 16)

Other notable appearances: None

Breakdown:

(red highlight = below annual average of 1,472.37)

By Month:

2008 Tampa Yankees by month chart

The following graph depicts the average attendance by month.

2008 Tampa Yankees by month

By Day:

2008 Tampa Yankees by day of the week chart

The following graph depicts the average attendance by day of the week.

2008 Tampa Yankees by day of the week

By opponent:

2008 Tampa Yankees by opponent

By Starting Pitcher:

2008 Tampa Yankees by starting pitcher

By Promotion:

2008 Tampa Yankees by promotion

Attendance data derived from Tampa Yankees schedule page. Promotion information found on Tampa Yankees archived pages.

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