Exploring Rays Attendance Under 10,000: 2017 Update

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This post is an update to other posts I’ve done exploring the Rays’ lowest attended dates since 2007. This post will look at these dates and try to determine any patterns or trends.

The following chart depicts the 40 times the Rays announced less than 10,000 tickets sold since 2007. This list does not count the May 1st-3rd, 2015 relocated games between the Rays and Orioles.

Rays attendance failed to reach 10,000 fans the following amount of times per year:

  • 2007: 15
  • 2017: 10
  • 2012: 4
  • 2013: 1
  • 2014: 1
  • 2015: 9

Rays attendance failed to reach 10,000 on the following days of the week:

  • Thursday: 12
  • Tuesday: 11
  • Wednesday: 10
  • Monday: 6
  • Friday: 1

Rays attendance failed to reach 10,000 during the following months:

  • April: 4 (2014 x 1, 2012 x 1, 2007 x 4)
  • May: 17 (2017 x 6, 2015 x 2, 2013 x 1, 2012 x 2, 2007 x 6)
  • June: 3 (2017 x 2, 2007 x 1)
  • July: 2 (2007 x 1)
  • August: 8 (2017 x 2, 2015 x 3, 2012 x 1, 2007 x 2)
  • September: 5 (2015 x 3, 2007 x 2)
  • October: 1 (2015)

Rays attendance failed to reach 10,000 for the following starting pitchers:

  • Shields: 6 (2012 x 1, 2007 x 5)
  • Archer: 4 (2017 x 1, 2015 x 2, 2014 x 1)
  • Moore: 3 (2015 x 2, 2014 x 1)
  • Hellickson: 3 (2013 x 1, 2012 x 2)
  • Odorizzi: 3 (2017 x 2, 2015 x 1)
  • Kazmir: 2 (2007 x 2)
  • Smyly: 2 (2015 x 2)
  • Sonnanstine: 2 (2007 x 2)
  • Fossum: 2 (2007 x 2)
  • Seo: 2 (2007 x 2)
  • Cobb: 1 (2017 x 1)
  • Faria: 1 (2017)
  • Pruitt: 1 (2017)
  • Karns: 1 (2015)
  • Colome: 1 (2015)
  • Jackson: 1 (2007)
  • Hammel: 1 (2007)

The Tampa Bay Lightning played on the following dates:

  • April 16, 2007 – attendance: 9,157 (Lightning Playoff)
  • April 3, 2014 – attendance: 9,571
  • May 7, 2015 – attendance 8,701 (Lightning Playoff)
  • May 26, 2015 – attendance 9,628 (Lightning Playoff)

Rays attendance failed to reach 10,000 for the following opponent:

  • Mariners: 7
  • Twins: 6
  • Orioles: 5
  • Royals: 5
  • Angels: 4
  • Blue Jays: 4
  • Marlins: 3
  • White Sox: 2
  • Athletics: 2
  • Indians: 1
  • Rangers: 1
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