Tampa Yankees 2017 Attendance Review

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Welcome to our first 2017 attendance review and our 11th 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 2017:

Home Games: 69

Total attendance: 93,823 (up 28% from 2016: 73,278)

Average: 1,421 (up 22% from 2016: 1,163)

Highest attended game: 7,157 on Saturday, August 12th vs St Lucie

Lowest attended game: 587 on Thursday, August 31st vs Lakeland

Double headers: 3 (Apr 13, May 20, Aug 30)

Cancellations: 2

Average Time of Game: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Notable rehab assignments: None

Other notable appearances: Tim Tebow with the St Lucie Mets, Aug 10-13

Breakdown:

(red highlight = below annual average of 1,421)

Overall:

By Month:

The following graph depicts the average attendance by month.

By Day:

Tampa Yankees attendance increased 79% on the weekends compared to their average Monday through Thursday attendance.

  • Mon-Thurs average attendance: 1,063
  • Sat-Sun average attendance: 1,907
  • Difference: +79%

The following graph depicts the average attendance by day.

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

Saturdays were a good draw, outdrawing the game prior 88% of the time. No Sundays outdrew Saturdays.

By Opponent:

By Starting 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.

Here are links to past Tampa Yankees seasons since 2007.

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