Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Attendance Review: 2010 Clearwater Threshers

Welcome to our fifth 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 2010 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 2010:

Home Games: 71

Total attendance: 172,716 (up 1.86% from 2009: 169,559)

Per Game Average: 2,540 (up 1.84% from 2009: 2,494)

Highest attended game: 7,947 on Friday, April 30th vs Daytona

Lowest attended game: 1,105 on Sunday, July 11 vs Daytona

Double headers: 2 (Aug 16, Sept 1)

Cancellations: 1 (Aug 23)

Notable rehab assignments: Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Brad Lidge, Placido Polanco

Other notable appearances: None

(red shading = below annual average of 2,540)


By Month:

The following graph depicts the average attendance by month.

By Day of the Week:

Threshers attendance increased 62.5% on the weekends compared to their average Monday through Thursday attendance.
  • Mon-Thurs average attendance: 1,957
  • Fri-Sun average attendance: 3,180
  • Increase: 62.5%

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.