Colorado Rockies attendance plummets to start 2022 season
The Colorado Rockies' attendance numbers look much like the team's record this year: in the red.
Why it matters: Baseball is losing its luster, and if the trends hold, it would be the fifth consecutive non-pandemic-restricted season for Major League Baseball with declining attendance, Axios Sports' Jeff Tracy writes.
By the numbers: Coors Field — which can fit 50,000 — has been 14% emptier so far this season compared to 2019, according to an Axios analysis. It's the 10th-largest decline in the league.
- One factor is the team's record (43-53, as of Monday), which is 10th-worst.
The big picture: 23 of the 30 MLB teams are down this season, which comes after a 99-day lockout.
- A leading cause is a decline in season ticket sales.
What's next: The Rockies play at home Tuesday for the first time in more than a week.
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