Analysis

The Incremental Value of a Fan

The Incremental Value of a Fan

The 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates are starting to stir up long-dormant feelings amongst the populace of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area.  When you walk around town, you see more people wearing Pirate hats and shirts.  People are actually talking about the Pirates in positive terms in mid-June for the first time in a long while.  The play of the Pirates, especially Andrew McCutchen, Joel Hanrahan, and the starting pitchers are starting to captivate the imaginations of people who may have become disinterested in the team during their 18 year-long odyssey through the desert.

These people are showing their approval with their paychecks, as attendance is up an average of 2,710 people in 2011 versus 2010 at the same point through 33 home dates (20,788 to 18,078).  But how much of a revenue increas...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system, with rates lower than $2.25 per month. If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

More in Analysis

(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Fourth Inning Haunts Morton As Rockies Shutout Pirates 5-0

Pete EllisAugust 30, 2015
Photo credit: Sean McCool

Tyler Glasnow Not in the Mix For a September Call-Up

Sean McCoolAugust 30, 2015
(Photo credit: David Hague)

Pirates Trying to Manage the Workloads For Their Big Three Relievers

Tim WilliamsAugust 30, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Happ Stays Hot in Pirates’ 4-3 Victory over Rockies

Pete EllisAugust 30, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Gregory Polanco Does it All in Pirates’ 5-3 Victory Over Rockies

Pete EllisAugust 29, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Josh Harrison Returning to the Super Utility Role For Now

Tim WilliamsAugust 28, 2015

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2015 Pirates Prospects