Tampa Bay Rays 2017 Attendance Review

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Welcome to our third attendance review of 2016 and our eleventh annual attendance review of the Tampa Bay Rays. Today we will look at the home attendance of the 2017 Tampa Bay Rays.

(This review only includes games played at Tropicana Field. Games relocated due to Hurricane Irma do will not be counted.)

Total attendance: 1,204,019 (down 82,144 tickets sold (6.5%) from 2016: 1,286,163)

Per Game Average: 15,637 (down 241 fans per game from 2016: 15,878)

Highest attended game: 31,042 (Opening Day) Sunday, April 2nd, vs NY

Lowest attended game: 6,509 on Tuesday, Sept 5th vs MIN

Lowest point of average attendance: June 9th, Game 33 (Avg attendance: 14,329)

Average Time of Game: 3 hours, 11 minutes (up 11 minutes from 2016: 3 hrs, 0 minutes)

Breakdown:

(red shading = below annual average of 15,637)

Overall:

 

Rays top 10 most attended games:

By Month:

 

The following graph depicts the average attendance by month.

 

By Day of the Week:

 

Following typical trends, the Rays drew poorly during the week and better on weekends. Rays attendance increased % on the weekends compared to their average Monday through Thursday attendance.

  • Mon-Thurs average attendance: 13,316 (37 games)
  • Fri-Sat-Sun average attendance: 17,785 (40 games)
  • Increase: 33.5%

The following graph depicts the average attendance by day.

 

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

 

By Opponent:

 

 

By Starting Pitcher:

 

 

Our next 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.

 

 

Day Game / Night Game Splits:

 

Here is how the Rays performed at various levels of attendance. Note: the Rays played a doubleheader, making this chart 1 less than other game totals.

 

  • For analysis of the Rays 2016 attendance, click here.
  • For analysis of the Rays 2015 attendance, click here.
  • For analysis of the Rays 2014 attendance, click here.
  • For analysis of the Rays 2013 attendance, click here.
  • For analysis of the Rays 2012 attendance, click here.
  • For analysis of the Rays 2011 attendance, click here.
  • For analysis of the Rays 2010 attendance, click here.
  • For analysis of the Rays 2009 attendance, click here.
  • For analysis of the Rays 2008 attendance, click here.
  • For analysis of the Devil Rays 2007 attendance, click here.
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1 comment for “Tampa Bay Rays 2017 Attendance Review

  1. Brittany
    April 18, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    You used a team abbreviation above that’s “CHN”…what team is that? I’m a teacher and my students were using your tables and graphs to practice their skills and we can’t figure out who that is. Is it based on a historical name? Thanks!

    CAL=California Angels
    CHC=Chicago Cubs
    CHO=Chicago Orphans
    CHI=Chicago Orphans/Colts/White Stockings
    CHW=Chicago White Sox
    CIN=Cincinnati Red/Red Stockings
    CLE=Cleveland Indians/Naps/Bronchos/Blues
    COL=Colorado Rockies

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