Attendance Review: 2015 Tampa Yankees

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Welcome to our fourth 2015 attendance review and our 9th 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. The current population of Tampa is 352,957.

Tampa Yankees 2015:

Home Games: 70

Total attendance: 92,786 (down 16.80% from 2014: 111,521)

Average: 1,497 (down 8.72% from 2014: 1,640)

Highest attended game: 8,825 on Wednesday, May 27th vs Palm Beach

Lowest attended game: 548 on Tuesday, August 11th vs Brevard County

Double headers: 8 (16-May, 28-May, 11-Jun, 24-Jun, 31-Jul, 2-Aug, 8-Aug, 19-Aug)

Cancellations: 0

Average Time of Game: 2 hours, 37 minutes

Notable rehab assignments: Carlos Beltran, Jacob Ellsbury, Ivan Nova, Chris Capuano

Other notable appearances: None

Breakdown:

(red highlight = below annual average of 1,497)

Overall:

2015 Yankees attendance overall

By Month:

2015 Yankees attendance by month chart

The following graph depicts the average attendance by month.

2015 Yankees attendance by month graph

By Day:

2015 Yankees attendance by day chart

Tampa Yankees attendance increased 33% on the weekends compared to their average Monday through Thursday attendance.

  • Mon-Thurs average attendance: 1,215
  • Sat-Sun average attendance: 1,815
  • Difference: +33%

The following graph depicts the average attendance by day.

2015 Yankees attendance by day

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

2015 Yankees attendance by day up perc

Saturdays were a good draw, outdrawing the game prior 92% of the time. No Mondays outdrew the game prior.

By Opponent:

2015 Yankees attendance by opponent

By Starting Pitcher:

2015 Yankees attendance by starter

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.

2015 Yankees attendance by starter up

Here are links to past Tampa Yankees seasons since 2007.

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