After two rain outs in a row in New York this week, I started wondering how the weather has affected games and attendance this year, and stumbled upon an interesting article about MLB attendance being down for the sixth straight year. Last year, they tried to blame it on the weather, but that doesn’t seem to be the case this year.
Below are the stats for this year’s attendance so far, courtesy of Baseball-reference.com. A whopping 18 teams have lower attendance this year than for the same time last year.
What do you think is causing the drop in attendance and what should MLB do about it?
|Average Attendance per Game|
|Chicago White Sox||17,362|
|New York Mets||28,219|
|Los Angeles Angels||34,866|
|New York Yankees||39,316|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||47,346|