Originally Posted by voodoochile
Actually it took several years for them to fully "hop off" as can be seen by the extended run of good attendance they had until 2009, when the economy was deep into the recession.
Is 27K the average for September or for the whole season?
27k was the average in September. On 9/7/2005, when they extended their winning streak to 8 games and their division lead to 9.5 games, they played before less than 19,000 fans, for example.
In 2007, they fell back to slightly below MLB average attendance, shedding over 300,000 off the bandwagon. But you are correct, it took a few years for the complete collapse.