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New Yankee Stadium sets record for lowest attendance

May 4, 2010, 9:10 AM EDT

It’s all relative of course: 41,571 souls watched last night’s Yankees-Orioles game. That would make it the season’s largest crowd at many establishments (indeed, several parks don’t even hold that many people) but it is the lowest the Yankees have drawn since moving into the new park last year.

Ross at Stadium Insider noted that tickets for the game were going for $5 on StubHub including all fees. I guess the Orioles aren’t the most exciting opponent on the planet. I guess, at some point, the Yankees’ excellence gets a tad boring.

  1. Grant - May 4, 2010 at 10:14 AM

    It was also a miserably humid and intermittently thunderstormy day after a hot weekend in New York, so I can see why people would want to stay home.

    It actually ended up being fairly nice at night, but you know.

  2. YankeesfanLen - May 4, 2010 at 10:22 AM

    In addition to what Grant said:
    1) It was the first Monday game they’ve played this year.
    2) Attendance was within 8% of season weekday average
    3) Not that there would be fear, but it was 2 days removed from the Times Square bomb incident, and many would expect a lot of extra (necessary) security measures and inconveniences.
    4) Fans go to Camden Yards if they want to see an O’s Yanks game.
    Last but not least, Monday is Bingo night in the Tri-State area.
    Hey, Wednesday is a 1PM game with good weather! I’ll take the over on 45,000

  3. BC - May 4, 2010 at 10:41 AM

    I want to see what the Orioles draw when Kansas City or Oakland come to town. Or heck, what will Kansas City draw when Oakland comes to town. I don’t think any of those teams can draw 40,000 for the series.

  4. Jason - May 4, 2010 at 10:49 AM

    StubHub has a minimum $5 fee for any ticket so unless the tickets were being given away for free, the info is wrong.

  5. Old Gator - May 4, 2010 at 12:08 PM

    There was nobody at Joeprodolsharklife Stadium at all last night. What difference does it make? If they averaged the attendance on Feesh off nights into the attendance when they’re playing, it wouldn’t make enough of a difference to round off to the nearest tenth. Yet Scrooge McLoria owns the most profitable franchise in baseball.
    .
    Has he found some way of short selling his attendance figures? Sounds like he’s partnered with Ivan Boesky or something.

  6. OsandRoyals - May 4, 2010 at 12:58 PM

    Another small minor thing is that this was the third matchup of Jeremy Guthrie and CC Sabathia this season. How many fans want to watch that three times within the first month of the season?

  7. Big Harold - May 4, 2010 at 3:21 PM

    “Sounds like he’s partnered with Ivan Boesky or something.”
    You are aware that NOBODY under 40 years old knows who Ivan Boesky is? And, of those who think they do, most are trying to remember if he fought Rody Roddy Piper or Hulk Hogan in Wrestle Mania II.
    Stick to the Vonnegut references, he still required reading in schools, where the school boards haven’t been taken over by card carrying members of the Flat Earth Society.

  8. jwb - May 4, 2010 at 3:49 PM

    “I want to see what the Orioles draw when Kansas City or Oakland come to town.”
    19,000/game
    “Or heck, what will Kansas City draw when Oakland comes to town.”
    24,000/game
    All attendance numbers from last season, obviously.
    BC: Didn’t Ivan Boesky and Dusty Rhodes have a tag team thing going for a while?
    “substantial placeboes”

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