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Those really are empty seats at Dodger Stadium

Posted on: August 16, 2011 5:09 pm
Edited on: August 16, 2011 5:12 pm
 
By C. Trent Rosecrans

For you optimistic Dodger fans (both of you), at least Dodger Stadium is half-full this year. To everyone else, it's half-empty.

While Major League teams announce paid attendance, not attended attendance, the president of the company that handles merchandise sales for the team testified in court that the Dodgers' turnstile count is projected to be just 2.2 million to 2.3 million, roughly half the capacity of 4.536 million for 81 home games at the 56,000-seat stadium, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The Dodgers are reportedly on pace to sell fewer than 3 million tickets this season, the first time that's happened in a full season since 1992 when the team lost 99 games. The team sold 3.86 million tickets in 2007 and 3.56 million last year.

Milton Arenson, president of FMI, testified that attendance at Dodger Stadium has been "horrific," before giving the exact numbers.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 18, 2011 11:10 pm
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Since: May 29, 2011
Posted on: August 16, 2011 11:55 pm
 

Those really are empty seats at Dodger Stadium

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Since: May 29, 2011
Posted on: August 16, 2011 11:54 pm
 

Those really are empty seats at Dodger Stadium

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Since: Aug 4, 2011
Posted on: August 16, 2011 7:15 pm
 

Those really are empty seats at Dodger Stadium

and people say philly fans are bad



Since: Aug 4, 2011
Posted on: August 16, 2011 7:14 pm
 

Those really are empty seats at Dodger Stadium

if you sell out a couple games then they will start making money



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: August 16, 2011 6:46 pm
 

Those really are empty seats at Dodger Stadium

C'mon LA.  Let's build a big empty NFL stadium now.
Not really the same issue -- Dodger attendence has always been near the top of MLB....As the article points out, over 3million every year since 1992, 3.5 million as recently as last year.  The issue is Frank McCourt and the product he put on the field this year.  Get rid of McCourt, put a half-way decent team on the field (and the core is there with Kemp, Ethier, Kershaw, Gordan, Jansen and some others) and the attendence numbers will rebound.




Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: August 16, 2011 6:33 pm
 

Those really are empty seats at Dodger Stadium

C'mon LA.  Let's build a big empty NFL stadium now.



Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: August 16, 2011 5:56 pm
 

Those really are empty seats at Dodger Stadium

As a fan of the Dodgers, I can say I have not gone to a game this year. There are reasons why the stadium is half full. First, the Stow situation scares people and no one wants to say this, but, we are afraid that we could be that guy who is hurt. That is one of the worst things ever to happen to a person and people are upset with all involved. Second, the economy is just horrible here. My neighbors are being repoed to the left and right of my house. People cannot afford to use income the way they used to. They need food, gas, clothing. The Dodgers are kind of an after thought. Third, the Dodgers suck and we can see that. Sure, there are some good players there like Kemp and Either plus kids like Kershaw and Gordon, but the Dodgers have been a dud since Manny was kicked out of town. Lastly, we hate the owner who deserves to be called the owner by name only, not by the way he has used this once great organization. It is hard to see the 2nd greatest baseball franchise (sorry red sox) be put in this just horrible situation.


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