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The A’s Continue To Have Dismal Attendance Lows


The Oakland Athletics play the Texas Rangers at a nearly empty RingCentral Coliseum on May 26, 2022 in Oakland, California. Attendance at Oakland Athletics baseball games have dwindled to historic lows as the team has traded away fan favorite players and continues to explore moving the team to Las Vegas if they can't reach a deal to build a new stadium near the Port of Oakland. The Athletics have the lowest attendance of all 30 Major League Baseball (MLB) as well as the league's lowest single game attendance for a May 2nd game that only drew 2,488 fans.
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The Oakland Athletics continue to be a problem for MLB.

Ownership competed until the 2021 season: they tried, in all fairness, to get over the hump and make the playoffs with several high-profile trade acquisitions.

Once they failed to accomplish the goal, they decided to tear things apart, shed payroll, and trade all their stars about to get expensive.

Matt Chapman, Matt Olson, Frankie Montas, Sean Manaea, Chris Bassitt, and several other stars have been traded in the past year.

Now, the roster is completely decimated, almost Triple-A-like.

At 46-79, the 2022 A’s have the worst record in the American League and the second-worst in MLB after the Washington Nationals.

The A’s have no stars and aren’t competitive, and their stadium is old and not functional.

Having considered all these things, it’s fair to assume fans just don’t want to go to their games.

And why would they?

It’s hard to blame them when ownership decidedly wants to save every penny.

The fans’ stance towards the Athletics is definitely reflected in attendance numbers.

 

A Last-Place Team In Attendance, Too

The A’s are not only a last place team in the standings: they are also last in attendance, with 9,456 brave, loyal fans on average.

They are also last in percentage of stadium capacity filled with fans per game, with just 20.2 percent.

Those are some really sad numbers for a once great franchise.

For the sake of MLB and its fans, the league needs to do something about the franchise.

A’s fans don’t deserve that kind of mediocrity.





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