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SBD/May 13, 2011/Franchises
Former Rockets President George Postolos Would Run Jim Crane-Led Astros
Published May 13, 2011
HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM: In Houston, Zachary Levine reports as the '11 MLB season progresses, "attendance at Minute Maid Park is almost sure to wind up at a record low." Since peaking in '06, "attendance has fallen every year" for the Astros. The 28,783 fans the Astros averaged for home games last season was down 23% from '07, and "attendance is down again" this season, at 24,726 fans per game. This year's average is "down 4,057 from a year ago, though a fairer number is the 912 it’s down from the first 19 home dates of 2010" (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 5/13).