Monday, December 29, 2014

Attendance Review: 2007 Clearwater Threshers

Welcome to our second attendance review of the Clearwater Threshers. This post continues our series of looking back at trends in Tampa Bay area fan behavior since 2007. Today we look at the home attendance of the 2007 Clearwater Threshers.

Overview: The Clearwater Threshers began play in the Florida State League in 1985. The Threshers moved to Bright House Field in 2004. Bright House Field is also the spring training home of the Philadelphia Phillies. In 2013, the population of Clearwater was 109,703.

Clearwater Threshers 2007:

Home Games: 72

Total attendance: 166,359 (up 4.58% from 2006: 159,067)

Per Game Average: 2,483 (up 6.16% from 2006: 2,339)

Highest attended games: 8,906 on Tues, July 3rd vs Tampa

Lowest attended game: 1,163 on Sat, June 23 vs Jupiter

Lowest point of average attendance: April 13, Game 6 (2,307)

Double headers: 5 (April 11, May 12, Aug 15, Aug 31, Sep 1)

Cancellations: 0

Notable rehab assignments: Freddy Garcia, Antonio Bastardo, Tom Gordon

Other notable appearances: None

(red shading = below annual average of 2,483)


By Month:

The following graph depicts the average attendance by month.

By Day of the Week:

Threshers attendance increased 43% on the weekends compared to their average Monday through Thursday attendance.
  • Mon-Thurs average attendance: 2,057
  • Fri-Sun average attendance: 2,949
  • Increase: 43.3%

The following graph depicts the average attendance by day.

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

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.