Attendance Review: 2009 Clearwater Threshers

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Welcome to our fourth 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 2009 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 2009:

Home Games: 71

Total attendance: 169,559 (up 0.55% from 2008: 168,637)

Per Game Average: 2,494 (up 0.56% from 2008: 2,480)

Highest attended game: 9,844 on Friday, July 3rd vs Dunedin

Lowest attended game: 1,067 on Tuesday, Sept 1 vs Brevard County

Double headers: 2 (April 16, May 27)

Cancellations: 0

Notable rehab assignments: Pedro Martinez, Brad Lidge, Brett Myers

Other notable appearances: None

Breakdown:

(red shading = below annual average of 2,494)

Overall:

2009 Threshers overall

By Month:

2009 Threshers by Month chart

The following graph depicts the average attendance by month.

2009 Threshers by Month graph

By Day of the Week:

2009 Threshers by Day chart

Threshers attendance increased 79% on the weekends compared to their average Monday through Thursday attendance.

  • Mon-Thurs average attendance: 1,831
  • Fri-Sun average attendance: 3,284
  • Increase: 79%

The following graph depicts the average attendance by day.

2009 Threshers by Day graph

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

2009 Threshers by Day up pct

By Opponent:

2009 Threshers by Opponent chart

By Starting Pitcher:

2009 Threshers by starters

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.

2009 Threshers by starters up pct

Additional Clearwater Threshers Reviews:

2014 Clearwater Threshers Attendance Review
2008 Clearwater Threshers Attendance Review
2007 Clearwater Threshers Attendance Review

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