For the fourth straight season, MLB attendance has gone down. This year's attendance--at a similar point of the season--dropped 1.4% from last season. Teams like Miami, Tampa Bay, and Cincinnati are fighting just to get 10,000 fans in a single game. It isn't just these teams: teams like San Francisco, teams that normally are bastions for high attendance numbers, have seen their numbers fall. So what is behind the attendance issue?
It's expensive as hell to go to a game nowadays. It isn't just the tickets that cost an arm and a leg. Buying a shandy or a hot dog at a game can cost around $8 and that's just a generous amount. Parking is usually astronomical and the other amenities like VIP clubs have gotten high in cost. It's also much cheaper to stay at home to watch or stream the game, which is why MLB (and sports teams, in general) are turning to these to generate more revenue.
So what's the solution to all this? Personally, I think teams should lower the prices. I'm not just talking about the tickets. I'm talking about the parking, the concessions, everything. It's up to teams to either have a winning team on the field or to have a plan to build a winning team to bring in more people (although teams like Tampa Bay won't draw no matter what due to their stadium being in a bad location).
The NBA Finals begin tonight, which will mark the last week or two that we'll have NBA basketball until the fall rolls around. The usual suspects, the Golden State Warriors, are in the NBA Finals. However, their opponent, the Toronto Raptors, are there for the first time in franchise history. What factors will determine who wins the NBA Finals?
Despite a series of misfortunes happening to Chelsea F.C., the club managed to pull itself together and finish third in the Premier League. What things need to be done to get back on top for the club?
The Gunners had a 'meh' season, finishing fifth in the Premier League. How can Arsenal go from being 'meh' to being the Premier League champion?
Tottenham Hotspur had another solid finish in the Premier League, ending up in fourth in the table. However, the Lilywhites can do better. What can they do to win the league?
Believe it or not, college football season is rolling around quickly. You'll be seeing more posts about hypothetical "playoff fours" and who won and who lost the week on here pretty soon. In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled for these upcoming match-ups that are non-conference games this season.
With the MLB regular season under way, I've compiled a list of my favorite MLB players (of forever). I may be missing some players, but they're either getting up there or they haven't come to mind. Either way, here's a list of some of my favorite MLB players of forever.
The MLB regular season is already creeping in on two full months and there are some surprise teams emerging. How are these teams looking so legit?
A rematch of the 1970 Stanley Cup Final is upon us: St. Louis will be taking on Boston in the Stanley Cup final. Here's a breakdown of what to know about in the upcoming Stanley Cup Final.
Manchester United found some good fortune with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer becoming their head coach. However, everything fell apart after their victory over Paris Saint-Germain in March as the squad faltered to sixth in the Premier League. What can Manchester United do to rebound and regain Premier League supremacy?
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