Ravens Partner With Domestic Abuse Center Phillies President Takes Leave Of Absence Devils, 76ers Buy 3D Tech To Help Fan Experience Royals' Yost Clarifies Remarks About Crowd Leiweke Discusses MLSE Exit Franchise Notes Padres Honor Selig With Ceremony, New Plaza ESPN Sorry For Report On Sam's Showering Habits MLB Franchise Notes Franchise Notes
Upcoming Conferences and Events
POLL: SAN DIEGANS ARE GOING TO LESS PRO GAMES THAN IN PAST
Published January 23, 1998
A new San Diego Union-Tribune/KNSD-NBC poll found that many locals are going to fewer pro games than they did five years ago, according Gordon Smith of the SAN DIEGO UNION- TRIBUNE. The poll, which surveyed 603 San Diego residents January 9-15, was conducted by CA-based Richard Hertz Consulting, and had a margin of error of +/- 4%. Among the results, 64% said there are "major benefits to having pro sports in San Diego," with women being "as emphatic about the benefits of pro sports as men;" 43% attend the same number of games as they did five years ago, but a "significant" 33% attend fewer games; 41% said their interest in sports is affected by player attitudes; and 51% said the city should share "at least" some of the costs of a new ballpark for the Padres, while 42% said the Padres should cover all costs. The Padres maintain "a strong positive image in the community," as 64% think they are good corporate citizens, compared with 51% who say the same about the Chargers. And 39% said the current Padres ownership "is doing a better job than the previous owners at making baseball good for San Diego" (UNION-TRIBUNE, 1/22).