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Fish Out Of Water: Marlins Seeing Record Declines At Gate For Second-Year Park
Published August 2, 2013
OVER THE TOP: In Tampa, Mark Holan reports the Rays should "top the 1-million attendance" for the season as soon as Friday night's game against the Giants. The Rays are "averaging 17,916 fans per home game at Tropicana Field, which holds 34,078." The per-game average is "next to last" in MLB. In a recent poll conducted by the Tampa Business Journal, 61% of 267 respondents said that they would "attend more home games in the second half of the season." Another 13% said that they would not attend more games, while 14% said they would “keep watching the Rays on television" (BIZJOURNALS.com, 8/2).