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Fenway
07-07-2011, 01:08 AM
Friend in LA took this pic tonight in first inning - really sad

http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/264504_2133851018553_1014362077_32455123_4743094_n .jpg

thomas35forever
07-07-2011, 02:11 AM
What did you expect from a last-place team?

Viva Medias B's
07-07-2011, 08:40 AM
Friend in LA took this pic tonight in first inning - really sad

http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/264504_2133851018553_1014362077_32455123_4743094_n .jpg

Keep in mind that this is only the first inning. Don't Dodger fans have the reputation of showing up in the third and leaving in the seventh to avoid traffic jams?

eriqjaffe
07-07-2011, 09:24 AM
The Expos would've loved crowds that big.

LITTLE NELL
07-07-2011, 10:14 AM
This will be the first year in history that the Angels outdraw the Dodgers.

GoSox2K3
07-07-2011, 10:31 AM
The Dodgers are still averaging 13,000 more per game than the White Sox.

Southsider101
07-08-2011, 02:24 PM
I've watched a number Dodger games on MLB network this season. In all cases the announced attendance has been in excess of 35,000, but when the cameras pan the park, there appears to be no more that 15-20,000 in the stands. What has to be disconcerting to the Dodgers, is the fact that many of the no shows are in the the lower level premium seats. Seems like season ticket holders are staying away in droves.

TheOldRoman
07-08-2011, 02:29 PM
I've watched a number Dodger games on MLB network this season. In all cases the announced attendance has been in excess of 35,000, but when the cameras pan the park, there appears to be no more that 15-20,000 in the stands. What has to be disconcerting to the Dodgers, is the fact that many of the no shows are in the the lower level premium seats. Seems like season ticket holders are staying away in droves.This happened to the Cubs for the last several years. They would have sellouts where 10,000 people dressed up as empty seats. As long as the tickets sold, it was A-OK (not really, since they weren't selling food and beer to those people, but the media didn't jump on it). Now that they aren't selling out games, it's a big story.

Southsider101
07-08-2011, 02:35 PM
This happened to the Cubs for the last several years. They would have sellouts where 10,000 people dressed up as empty seats. As long as the tickets sold, it was A-OK (not really, since they weren't selling food and beer to those people, but the media didn't jump on it). Now that they aren't selling out games, it's a big story.

The Dodgers must be losing out on a ton of money from lost concessions sales which can be the difference between making a profit or not. I don't believe the Dodgers has lower their beer and soda prices like Arte has in Anaheim.

chisoxfanatic
07-08-2011, 03:57 PM
I've watched a number Dodger games on MLB network this season. In all cases the announced attendance has been in excess of 35,000, but when the cameras pan the park, there appears to be no more that 15-20,000 in the stands. What has to be disconcerting to the Dodgers, is the fact that many of the no shows are in the the lower level premium seats. Seems like season ticket holders are staying away in droves.
I don't get why some season ticket holders stay away and eat their tickets, especially those in premium seats. I'd much rather go see a team I am disappointed with if I have already paid for the tickets than eat a ticket.

doublem23
07-08-2011, 04:16 PM
I don't get why some season ticket holders stay away and eat their tickets, especially those in premium seats. I'd much rather go see a team I am disappointed with if I have already paid for the tickets than eat a ticket.

Lot of them, I'm sure are ticket brokers who were only interested in reselling the seats.

PKalltheway
07-08-2011, 04:31 PM
The Expos would've loved crowds that big.
That's what I was thinking. If the Expos were getting crowds like that, they would still be in Montreal.

gf2020
07-08-2011, 09:17 PM
Lot of them, I'm sure are ticket brokers who were only interested in reselling the seats.
I really can't fathom that with how poor the resell market was at the end of last season. You can get amazing seats at 25% of the ticketmaster price on Stubhub.

Hendu
07-08-2011, 09:32 PM
I'm going to be there mid-September for their 2nd to last home series, against the Pirates. No hurry to buy tix. I'll have a lot of very cheap options on Stubhub.

Hitmen77
07-08-2011, 10:30 PM
I don't get why some season ticket holders stay away and eat their tickets, especially those in premium seats. I'd much rather go see a team I am disappointed with if I have already paid for the tickets than eat a ticket.

People have other commitment in their lives other than following sports teams. In the past, they (Dodgers fans) were easily able to sell tickets to games they couldn't attend. Now, it's getting hard for them to sell those tickets.