Tampa Yankees 2016 Attendance Review

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Welcome to our third 2016 attendance review and our 10th attendance review post on the Tampa Yankees, minor league affiliate of the New York Yankees.

Background:

The Tampa Yankees began play in 1994. After two seasons playing at the University of South Florida, the Tampa Yankees moved to Legends Field, a stadium built across the street from Raymond James Stadium, home of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Legends Field was renamed Steinbrenner Field in 2008. The current population of Tampa is 352,957.

Tampa Yankees 2016:

Home Games: 69

Total attendance: 73,278 (down 21% from 2015: 92,786)

Average: 1,163 (down 22% from 2015: 1,497)

Highest attended game: 7,424 on Thursday, May 5th vs Clearwater

Lowest attended game: 513 on Thursday, September 11th vs Bradenton

Double headers: 6 (30-Apr, 18-May, 13-Jun, 27-Jun, 16-Aug, 4-Sep)

Cancellations: 0

Average Time of Game: 2 hours, 31 minutes

Notable rehab assignments: None

Other notable appearances: None

Breakdown:

(red highlight = below annual average of 1,163)

Overall:

2016-yankees-overall

By Month:

2016-yankees-by-month-chart

The following graph depicts the average attendance by month.

2016-yankees-by-month-graph

By Day:

2016-yankees-by-day-chart

Tampa Yankees attendance increased 29% on the weekends compared to their average Monday through Thursday attendance.

  • Mon-Thurs average attendance: 1,035
  • Sat-Sun average attendance: 1,333
  • Difference: +29%

The following graph depicts the average attendance by day.

2016-yankees-by-day-graph

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

2016-yankees-by-day-up-percent

Saturdays were a good draw, outdrawing the game prior 91% of the time. No Sundays outdrew Saturdays.

By Opponent:

2016-yankees-by-opponent

By Starting Pitcher:

2016-yankees-by-pitcher

This 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.

2016-yankees-by-pitcher-up-percent

Here are links to past Tampa Yankees seasons since 2007.

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