Welcome to our second attendance review of 2017 and our eighth attendance review of the Bradenton Marauders. 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 2016 Bradenton Marauders.
Overview: The Bradenton Marauders began play in the Florida State League in 2010. The Marauders play their home games at McKechnie Field. McKechnie Field is also the spring training home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 2013, the population of Bradenton was 51,763.
Bradenton Marauders 2017:
Home Games: 63
Total attendance: 79,331 (down 9% from 2016: 87,149)
Per Game Average: 1,300 (down 3% from 2016: 1,340)
Highest attended game: 6,213 on Saturday, April 8th vs Charlotte
Lowest attended game: 541 on Monday, July 31st vs Palm Beach
Double headers: 2 (June 14, July 31)
Average time of game: 2 hours, 39 minutes
Notable rehab assignments: None
Other notable appearances: None
(red highlight = below annual average of 1,300)
The following graph depicts the average attendance by month.
By Day of the Week:
Marauders attendance increased 44% on the weekends compared to their average Monday through Thursday attendance.
- Mon-Thurs average attendance: 843
- Fri-Sun average attendance: 1,915
- Increase: 44%
The following graph depicts the average attendance by day.
The following chart shows how often each day outdrew the game prior.
By Starting Pitcher:
The following chart depicts how attendance varied from one starter to the next. If a pitcher is a great draw, the percentage between he and the prior starter should be higher.
Additional Bradenton Marauders Reviews:
Attendance Review: 2016 Bradenton Marauders
Attendance Review: 2015 Bradenton Marauders
Attendance Review: 2014 Bradenton Marauders
Attendance Review: 2013 Bradenton Marauders
Attendance Review: 2012 Bradenton Marauders
Attendance Review: 2011 Bradenton Marauders
Attendance Review: 2010 Bradenton Marauders