Attendance Review: 2011 Dunedin Blue Jays

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Welcome to our 6th attendance review post on the Dunedin Blue Jays, minor league affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. This post continues our series of looking back at trends in area fan behavior.

Background:

The Dunedin Blue Jays began play in the Florida State League in 1987. After three seasons playing at Grant Field, the Dunedin Blue Jays moved to Florida Exchange Stadium in 1990. Florida Exchange Stadium is also the spring training home of the Toronto Blue Jays. The current population of Dunedin is 35,444.

Dunedin Blue Jays 2011:

Home Games: 69

Total attendance:  43,148 (up 16.86% from 2010: 36,892)

Average: 654 (up 13.54% from 2010: 576)

Highest attended game: 3,064 on Sunday, April 24th vs Daytona

Lowest attended game: 316 on Wednesday, June 1st vs Palm Beach

Low point of average attendance: Game 7, April 15th (577)

Double headers: 3 (Aug 11, Aug 25, Sep 2)

Cancellations: 0

Notable rehab assignments: Corey Patterson, Scott Posednik, Aaron Hill, Jayson Nix, Alex Rodriguez (TY)

Other notable appearances: None

Breakdown:

(red highlight = below annual average of 654)

Overall:

2011 Dunedin attendance total

By Month:

2011 Dunedin attendance by month chart

The following graph depicts the average attendance by month.

2011 Dunedin attendance by month graph

By Day:

2011 Dunedin attendance by day chart

Blue Jays attendance increased 39% on the weekends compared to their average Monday through Thursday attendance.

  • Mon-Thurs average attendance: 547
  • Sat-Sun average attendance: 892
  • Difference: +39%

The following graph depicts the average attendance by day.

2011 Dunedin attendance by day graph

The following chart looks at how often daily attendance increases when compared to the day prior.

2011 Dunedin attendance by day difference

By Opponent:

2011 Dunedin attendance by opponent

By Starting Pitcher:

2011 Dunedin attendance by starter

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