All of the attendance talk last week piqued my curiosity. I won't debate the reasons why fans stay away from PNC Park, or why you should or shouldn't attend more games. I won't say what needs to happen for the Pirates to draw better crowds, either.
I only wanted to see what the attendance trends were at this point in the season, and I figured as long as I was going through the trouble, I might as well publish the findings here.
All of the data was collected from the box scores available on the Pirates' schedule page.
First, the boring chart that lists the vitals for each of the Pirates' home games. From left to right, the categories are: date of the game; opponent faced; whether the Pirates won or lost; the Pirates' starting pitcher; the weather in Pittsburgh as listed on MLB.com; the day of the week the game was played; and, of course, the announced attendance.
Randy is currently living and thriving in suburban Dayton, OH with his wife and two kids. He was raised in Cincinnati, OH and attended Anderson High School. He went to Miami University (Ohio) and received a degree in Paper Science Engineering from MU. He is a devout Christian and a pop culture buff. He coaches his son’s baseball and basketball teams and his daughters softball and basketball teams. Randy has been a Pirates fan since the late 1970s and has fond memories of the 1979 World Series team. He began blogging for Most Valuable Network in 5/2004 after stumbling across a help-wanted sign for a Pirates blogger. He wrote for Pittsburgh Lumber Co. until the site merged with Pirates Prospects in 2/2011.