If you’re wondering, through their first 27 home games last season, the Mets had drawn 860,118 fans. In 27 home games this season, the Mets have drawn 744,578 fans, a drop of 115,540 fans (13.4%). As Nate Silver covered yesterday in the New York Times, this is a larger drop than expected even taking into account the team’s poor play over the past three seasons. The Mets’ and the Dodgers’ struggles to sells tickets suggests that a lack of confidence in ownership or management can contribute to poor ticket sales.
Anyway, this also means that should you ignore the Mets and Dodgers, MLB attendance is actually up this season. Baseball!