As the Pirates continue to hold their own in the NL Central race, Bucco fans continue to make their way through the turnstiles. I looked at the data in April and also in May. So, let’s do the same for July. All data from baseball-reference.com.
The Pirates only had nine home dates in June 2012. Six of them fell on the weekend. The result was an average attendance of nearly 30,500 per game. That figure was just shy of 28,000 in June 2011 and 22,700 in June 2010. June attendance hasn’t been this high since PNC Park was opened in 2001.
Through June this team is averaging more people on weekends and also during mid-week games (excluding Opening Day). For 2012, Monday through Thursday games are averaging almost 16,000 on the button, nearly 1,000 more than in 2011. For Friday, Saturday and Sunday games, the Pirates are averaging a touch over 30,000 people on the season. Through June of 2011, weekend dates averaged 28,400 patrons.
Through June overall attendance is up nearly 2,200 from 22,500 in 2011 to 24,700 in 2012.
That’s great news. No surprise that when the team plays well, more people come. Hopefully we’ll see more of the same at the end of July.