The Oakland Athletics are going to have a tough 2022 season, not just on the field, but with their attendance figures.
The goal does not appear to be winning and improving the roster.
Rather, it appears that the A’s are one of those teams that is going to tank for the foreseeable future, despite MLBPA’s best efforts to curb such a practice during the lockout.
If you thought Monday night’s attendance figures were bad, wait until you see the number of fans that showed up for Tuesday night’s game.
The announced attendance is 3,748, which means this is roughly their season-ticket base. https://t.co/fnwo0MHjk5
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) April 20, 2022
A Sparse Crowd
Only 3,748 fans.
Though it’s not surprising to see this after Oakland traded away almost all of their star players, under 4,000 fans in attendance is a pretty shocking number and it does not bode well for the Athletics in 2022 or beyond.
Oakland may sit at 7-5 right now, which is good enough for them to be tied with the Los Angeles Angels for first place in the American League West division, but dark times are ahead for this franchise.
Winning clearly isn’t a priority.
Selling tickets and getting fans to come to the ballpark doesn’t appear to be a priority either.
This isn’t a sustainable way of building a franchise.
The A’s are not going to get anywhere with this approach.
The future is not bright for this organization.
It’s going to take a long time for them to get back to their winning ways, which seem elusive now.
Surely, more poorly attended games will follow this season.
There’s no reason for fans to even want to show up at Rickey Henderson Field.