The Detroit Tigers saw the number of ballpark visitors drop six percent compared to last year. Despite the decrease, attendance at Comerica Park ranked ninth highest of all Major League Baseball teams. Tigers spokesperson Ron Colangelo says team performance over the past decade has been elevating ticket purchases.
“[It’s partially due to] the success of the team, starting with the World Series appearance in ’06 and also the World Series appearance in 2012, the American League Championship appearances, the most recent four consecutive central division championships… So the product on the field has been an obvious number one to drawing fans to the ball park.”
Colangelo says cold weather at the beginning of the season hurt annual ticket sales. He says, in total, about 2.7 million people went to Tigers’ games at Comerica Park this year.