Perception of Dolans vs Attendance

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Derek

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This doesn't explain it fully, but I imagine 2 contributing factors are the retractable roof and the close proximity to Chicago. The Cubs play there 10 times per year and their fans take over the stadium
I mean, even the most aggressive estimates would only have Cubs fans accounting for a small percentage of those in attendance (for the season).

I really do wish we had a retractable roof though.
 
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All this looking at attendance numbers over the years has me wondering...

Why does Milwaukee have such great attendance year in and year out? Miller Park opened in 2001. They've made the playoffs just four times since then, but have cracked 2.5 million attendees in all but one year since 2007.
We sent them an extra 52,500 in attendance when we played 3 games there against the Angels in 2007. They sold all the tickets for $10.00.

Not a factor, but brought back a memory.

They also hosted the first neutral site no-hitter in 2008 when the Cubs and Astros played there after Hurricane Ike hit. Carlos Zambrano pitched the first no-hitter in the Miller Park, AKA American Family Field, history.

Those fans must love baseball.
 

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I mean, even the most aggressive estimates would only have Cubs fans accounting for a small percentage of those in attendance (for the season).

I really do wish we had a retractable roof though.
YES. I believe we are starting a movement here.



We sent them an extra 52,500 in attendance when we played 3 games there against the Angels in 2007. They sold all the tickets for $10.00.

Not a factor, but brought back a memory.

They also hosted the first neutral site no-hitter in 2008 when the Cubs and Astros played there after Hurricane Ike hit. Carlos Zambrano pitched the first no-hitter in the Miller Park, AKA American Family Field, history.

Those fans must love baseball.
I would be interested in seeing their attendance when it's cold or rainy outside vs when it's warm and clear. I would rather go to game then over when it's nice outside.
 

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This ownership family should take some business classes across the street at Cuyahoga Community College.
No Community college class will teach you deal with what Dolan was trying to do there. How do you beg a room of wealthy supporters to support your sports franchise more while hoping the local paper doesn't print your speech.

Its a bad look, and wasn't the best working, but the fact is Key Bank is worth more than 1k fans, and he is trying anything he can to up revenue.

I also think that the TV deal is just as big of a negative as the lack of fan support.
 

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... It's gonna be called 'Cash Loans for Car Titles' Field next year, isn't it?
When they were naming the Cardinals Stadium, the highest bidder didn't win the bid. A now closed reastaurant was the highest bid...Pink Taco.

Yes they wanted to name the stadium Pink Taco Stadium, they said no, lol.
 

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I have to imagine the outer rings of Chicago are densely populated. I think it's only a 1 hr car ride so there is probably a lot of chicago suburbanites who root for the Brewers bc it's cheaper and less of a hassle than going to a Cubs game.
 

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