Declining attendance is just one of several recent concerns for Major League Baseball. That and this whole steroid thing. Around the league, some large market teams are seeing their numbers decline as fans are choosing to stay home and watch from the comfort of their own couch. Maybe it’s the weather, the expensive beers or the luxury of HD television.
While their AL East foes, the Rays, Yankees and Red Sox, have all seen declines in their average attendance differentials this season, all is well in Charm City. According to FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal, the Baltimore Orioles have seen the largest increase in per-game attendance this season.
In 28 games at Camden Yards, the Birds have seen an average differential of +5,412 this season. They find themselves above the Nationals (+5,143), Dodgers (+4,381), Blue Jays (+3,886) and Athletics (+1,185) respectively.
After making the postseason for the first time in 15 years, the Orioles made the bold choice of not raising their ticket prices and cashing in on this obvious attendance increase.
But I thought their owner only cares about making money?