Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 9/29/13
Not that this should come as a surprise to any of you, but despite this afternoon’s probable packed house to pay tribute to Mike Piazza, Mets’ attendance will drop for the fifth straight season. Not counting Saturday and Sunday, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York crunched the numbers and calculates that with an average attendance of 26,467, the Mets rank 21st in the majors. Here’s a year-by-year look that illustrates the steady decline since 2008 when over four million energized fans flocked to All Stars Jose Reyes, David Wright, Carlos Beltran and Carlos Delgado. 2013: 2,064,440, TBD, 21st 2012: 2,242,803, -5.7%, 17th 2011: 2,378,549, -7.1% , 14th 2010: 2,559,738, -18.8%, 12th 2009: 3,154,270, -22.0%, 7th 2008: 4,042,047, +4.9%, 2nd * The percentage reflects the change from the previous season. The MLB ranking is based on average attendance for that season. That’s a massive loss in revenue and just to put a dollar figure on it, I crunched some numbers of my own. Over the last three years alone
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