Tampa Bay Rays June 2017 Attendance Review

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Welcome to our third monthly review of the Tampa Rays 2017 attendance. This post will look at attendance in games played from June 6, 2017 to June 25, 2017.

  • Total June 2017 Tampa Bay Rays home attendance: 186,327
  • Average attendance per game: 15,527
  • Highest attendance: 23,902 on Saturday, June 24th
  • Lowest attendance: 8,971 on Thursday, June 8th
  • Average June game time: 3 hours, 17 minutes
  • Highest attended series: 19,591 per game vs Orioles, June 23-25
  • Lowest attended series: 10,958 per game vs White Sox, June 6-8
  • Competing events:
    • June 10: Tampa Bay Storm @ Amalie Arena (attendance: 9,856)
    • June 10: Tampa Bay Rowdies @ Al Lang Stadium (attendance: 6,026)
  • Total Tampa Bay Minor League June attendance: 65,043
  • Tampa Bay Minor League attendance per game: 1,327 (49 games)

Comparing June 2017 with previous years

The following chart compares June 2017 average attendance to other recent years.

The average June 2017 attendance decreased 12% (2,182 less fans per game) than the June 2016 per game average. In the last 11 years, only 2015, 2014, and 2007 saw lower May average attendance.

Note: if you remove the Pride Night sell out of 2016, the Rays June 2016 average was 15,840. I don’t usually like removing data without inserting another average, but we have to recognize June 2016 did feature a spike in attendance due to abnormal circumstances.

Weekdays vs Weekends

Let’s now look at the Rays June attendance on weekdays (Mon-Thurs) and weekends (Fri-Sun). As I have pointed out many times, the Rays usually have one of the biggest differences in Major League Baseball in regards to weekday versus weekend attendance.

June 2017 breakdown:

  • Weekday home games: 6
  • Weekend home games: 7

(Note: the Rays played 7 weekend games, but the first game of the June 10 doubleheader does not count towards attendance.)

This chart shows the Rays average weekday attendance in June since 2007.

Weekday June attendance in 2017 decreased an average of 1,151 fans per game, giving the Rays their 3rd lowest weekday June average since 2007. The Rays had 2 games with attendance less than 10,000 tickets sold.

The following chart shows Rays average weekend attendance in June since 2007.

The Rays June weekend average attendance was the 3rd lowest it has been in 11 years.

Conclusion

Rays average attendance increased from May to June as usual.

 

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