Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Attendance Review: 2011 Bradenton Marauders

Welcome to our third attendance review of the Bradenton Marauders. 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 2011 Bradenton Marauders.

Overview: The Bradenton Marauders began play in the Florida State League in 2010. The Marauders play their home games at McKechnie Field. McKechnie Field is also the spring training home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 2013, the population of Bradenton was 51,763.

Bradenton Marauders 2011:

Home Games: 68

Total attendance: 102,491 (up 97.65% from 2010: 51,856)

Per Game Average: 1,530 (up 86% from 2010: 823)

Highest attended game: 5,684 on Monday, July 11th vs Lakeland

Lowest attended game: 603 on Wednesday, April 13th vs Jupiter

Double headers: 1 (July 9th)

Cancellations: 0 (2 games relocated to Port Charlotte: May 4th and May 5th)

Notable rehab assignments: None

Other notable appearances: None

(red highlight = below annual average of 1,530)


By Month:

The following graph depicts the average attendance by month.

By Day of the Week:

Marauders attendance increased 9% on the weekends compared to their average Monday through Thursday attendance.
  • Mon-Thurs average attendance: 1,448
  • Fri-Sun average attendance: 1,590
  • Increase: 9%

The following graph depicts the average attendance by day.

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

By Opponent:

By Starting Pitcher:

The following 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.