In today’s Tampa Tribune, writer Chris O’Donnell again penned a piece on the Rays attendance. O’Donnell explored the effect of the Rays Honor Pass. According to O’Donnell:
In the nine games since the Honor Pass was introduced, crowds have averaged more than 22,000, up more than 7,000 per game compared to earlier in the season.
The Rays have issued about 12,000 passes to active military and veterans, with about 2,000 people per game taking advantage of the free tickets, said Brian Richeson, Rays vice president of sales and service
I was able to opine a bit and contribute some of the other factors leading to the recent rise in attendance.
Attendance also has risen since the end of the Lightning’s playoff run to the Stanley Cup, and the team typically sees bigger crowds during July and August when school is out, said Michael Lortz, a freelance market analyst and author of the Tampa Bay Baseball Market blog.
Check out the article in today’s Tampa Tribune.
Attendance surges after Rays give free tickets to veterans – Tampa Tribune