Giants attendance drops with most MLB teams

Data: baseball reference and value;  Painting: Thomas Oide/Axios
Data: baseball reference and value; Painting: Thomas Oide/Axios

Average Giants Game Attendance at Oracle Park was down 6.2% heading into last month’s All Star break compared to the same time in 2019.

Why is it important: The Giants need fan support. With a 51-51 record, they are currently four games behind the Philadelphia Phillies for the final National League playoff spot.

  • Additionally, with downtown San Francisco struggling to bring office workers back, downtown can use events like baseball games to help fuel economic activity in the area.

Yes, but: The Giants are not alone.

  • 23 of MLB’s 30 teams have seen attendance drop this season, down 6.4% league-wide.
  • Oakland’s A’s saw the biggest drop at 54.6%.

State of playGoing through Jeff Tracy from Axios Sports: Season ticket sales are down 10% this year in MLB, which the league’s chief revenue officer attributes much of the decline to, according to Sportico.

  • It makes sense: some fans may have soured on the league after the 99-day lockdown, and money is tight with inflation at its highest level in 40 years.
  • If trends continue, it would be the fifth straight season without pandemic restrictions with declining attendance.

What they say : “Fan engagement isn’t just measured by footfall at our building,” said Mario Alioto, executive vice president of business operations for the Giants. said Axios San Francisco.

  • “But that said, part of our focus now is [figuring out] – how can we all go back to attending live events like we did before the pandemic?”

And after: Good deals help.

  • For this week’s series against rival Los Angeles Dodgers, the Giants are offering a “Family 4-Pack” of tickets for $79.
  • The deal expires at 10 a.m. today.

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