Minnesota Twins News & Rumors Forum
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 35

Thread: The Twins set a Target Field attendance record today.

  1. #1
    Senior Member All-Star Thrylos's Avatar
    Posts
    4,167
    Twitter
    @thrylos98
    Like
    36
    Liked 444 Times in 271 Posts
    Blog Entries
    200

    The Twins set a Target Field attendance record today.

    In the wrong way. All time low: 20,650 sold tickets.

    Let's see how many times it will be broken this season if things do not improve or if nobody is held accountable for this mess...

    Maybe the bottom line will do what the amassing losses did not make happen: Make the immovable objects move and have the ownership finally clean house of this mess...
    -----
    Blogging Twins since 2007 at The Tenth Inning Stretch
    http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/
    twitter: @thrylos98

  2. #2
    Senior Member All-Star 70charger's Avatar
    Posts
    1,114
    Like
    137
    Liked 197 Times in 97 Posts
    I'm a world record holder!!!


    ...or something.

  3. These 2 users like 70charger's post and want to buy him/her a steak dinner:

    gil4 (04-11-2014), LaBombo (04-11-2014)

  4. #3
    Senior Member Big-Leaguer Monkeypaws's Avatar
    Posts
    590
    Like
    75
    Liked 112 Times in 67 Posts
    They got a ways to go to beat some of those crowds of hundreds I was part of at the Met.

  5. #4
    Junior Member Rookie
    Posts
    25
    Like
    40
    Liked 7 Times in 7 Posts
    It's worth remembering that April games are usually poorly attended; their 2nd game last season was also their 2nd worse attended home game, only a make-up game against the Angels on Sept 9th kept it from being the low mark of the season. So it's not certain that this spells doom for the attendance the rest of the year. That said they're already down over 6,500 people after the first home series, and this one was later in April and had better weather then they got last year, although they also had a better draw in Detroit last year.

  6. #5
    Senior Member Triple-A Reider's Avatar
    Posts
    377
    Like
    224
    Liked 115 Times in 73 Posts
    This is year 4 of -.500 baseball. The novelty of a new stadium only lasts so long. However, the Twins have an "easy" (or not so easy it seems) solution. All they have to do is put a product on the field worth cheering for and fans will show up (unlike other teams' fans who sometimes won't show up even if the product on the field is good).
    Last edited by Reider; 04-10-2014 at 09:20 PM.

  7. #6
    Senior Member Big-Leaguer Highabove's Avatar
    Posts
    584
    Like
    25
    Liked 22 Times in 15 Posts
    It was a sad day at the park today. There might have been no more then ten thousand people in the stands. Everyone was treated to bad pitching and a dead Baseball team.

  8. #7
    Senior Member Double-A
    Posts
    127
    Like
    0
    Liked 35 Times in 20 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    I say "Good". This is what the Twins deserve. A rotten team should not be supported, and that's what we've got. Put a decent product on the field and people will come back. But, the truth is, the Twins are not capable of holding themselves accountable. Showing up is not good enough. Putting nine warm bodies on the field does not make a team. Giving Gardy two more years after an historic run of losing baseball is not the way to build excitement. I ain't going back to Target Field until there is a reason to cheer. Let the Pohlads taste the bitter dregs of "worst attendance" in baseball for a few years and see if they can tear themselves away from hedge-funding long enough to actually deal with the reality of owning a MLB franchise.

  9. #8
    Senior Member Big-Leaguer Highabove's Avatar
    Posts
    584
    Like
    25
    Liked 22 Times in 15 Posts
    Despite the bad on field product, the Organization was able to triple it's earnings last year. The Twins have the sixth highest earnings in Baseball. Things will have to get a lot worse before the Pohlad's get nicked.
    Last edited by Highabove; 04-11-2014 at 02:45 AM.

  10. #9
    Senior Member Triple-A Reider's Avatar
    Posts
    377
    Like
    224
    Liked 115 Times in 73 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Highabove View Post
    It was a sad day at the park today. There might have been no more then ten thousand people in the stands. Everyone was treated to bad pitching and a dead Baseball team.
    There are a lot of exciting games throughout the season. Unfortunately today wasn't one of them. The Twins flat out got out-played at home. Fans who didn't attend today didn't miss much.

  11. #10
    Senior Member Triple-A
    Posts
    395
    Like
    3
    Liked 149 Times in 78 Posts
    Weekday games in April, May and September have never drawn well and never will. If they have < 25,000 on Saturday or Sunday, that would be a bad sign.

  12. #11
    Senior Member Triple-A Reider's Avatar
    Posts
    377
    Like
    224
    Liked 115 Times in 73 Posts
    The annual and average attendance has gone down every year since 2010. After the 2010 season the Twins started cutting payroll and they've been a -.500 team ever since. Coincidence? I think not. There will still be lots of fans in attendance this year, but don't be surprised if another new low is set.

  13. #12
    I'm proud to have played a part in this record setting event by staying home.

  14. #13
    Senior Member MVP
    Posts
    5,713
    Like
    1,159
    Liked 563 Times in 368 Posts
    Yup, cut payroll every single year (they got 25 million more in revenue this year, and added a couple million.....), and get worst every year.....your attendance is going to drop. And it should. I hope it gets worse and worse, attendance wise, frankly.
    Lighten up Francis....

  15. #14
    Senior Member All-Star crarko's Avatar
    Posts
    1,219
    Twitter
    @crarko
    Like
    155
    Liked 775 Times in 407 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by mike wants wins View Post
    Yup, cut payroll every single year (they got 25 million more in revenue this year, and added a couple million.....), and get worst every year.....your attendance is going to drop. And it should. I hope it gets worse and worse, attendance wise, frankly.
    Maybe Selig can announce a new contraction plan at the ASG. That should brighten up the whole summer.

  16. #15
    Senior Member MVP
    Posts
    5,713
    Like
    1,159
    Liked 563 Times in 368 Posts
    To be clear, I hope they win it all, and attendance is awesome.....but since I don't expect that first part......
    Lighten up Francis....

  17. #16
    Twins News Team MVP
    Posts
    6,717
    Like
    870
    Liked 844 Times in 540 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by crarko View Post
    Maybe Selig can announce a new contraction plan at the ASG. That should brighten up the whole summer.
    If the contraction plan included moving the Rays to Minneapolis, I'd at least listen.

  18. #17
    Senior Member All-Star Badsmerf's Avatar
    Posts
    1,587
    Like
    18
    Liked 76 Times in 43 Posts
    Blog Entries
    6
    I say the record will be set at 15,000 this year. We should have a prediction thread about this!
    Do or do not. There is no try.

  19. #18
    Senior Member All-Star
    Posts
    1,610
    Like
    3
    Liked 320 Times in 202 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    If the contraction plan included moving the Rays to Minneapolis, I'd at least listen.
    How about keep the Twins in Minneapolis, and move the Rays to St. Paul? (Actually, that would be pretty cool...)

  20. This user likes spycake's post and wants to buy him/her a steak dinner:

    crarko (04-11-2014)

  21. #19
    Senior Member All-Star
    Posts
    1,610
    Like
    3
    Liked 320 Times in 202 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by sandbun View Post
    It's worth remembering that April games are usually poorly attended; their 2nd game last season was also their 2nd worse attended home game, only a make-up game against the Angels on Sept 9th kept it from being the low mark of the season. So it's not certain that this spells doom for the attendance the rest of the year. That said they're already down over 6,500 people after the first home series, and this one was later in April and had better weather then they got last year, although they also had a better draw in Detroit last year.
    This is true, and this may be the season low, but the trend is definitely down overall (season tickets are still down too, right?). Wouldn't be surprised to see another record low next April (or even this September) if this season's results are like the last 3 seasons.

  22. #20
    Senior Member All-Star
    Posts
    1,610
    Like
    3
    Liked 320 Times in 202 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    And is it bad that I sort of enjoy the bad team, in terms of attendance and ticket demand? Pretty sweet picking up $2 tickets on the secondary market and finding a friendly usher with an empty section... and I don't feel bad about chasing my toddler around the concourse and missing a few innings at a time either.

    Not as fun as plentiful, cheap seats for those good teams at the Dome 2001-2009, but a decent substitute!

  23. This user likes spycake's post and wants to buy him/her a steak dinner:

    blairpaul715 (04-11-2014)

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
©2014 TwinsCentric, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Interested in advertising with Twins Daily? Click here.