The Oakland A’s pretty much traded away all of their assets prior to the start of the 2022 season.
In that case, attendance for games is likely to be sparse.
On Monday, the A’s had their home opener and had barely over 17,000 fans in attendance; 17,503 to be exact.
And while unsurprising given the recent series of events, it is quite troubling, given how big the stadium is and how much empty space was left there last night, especially for the team’s home opener.
A's announce an attendance of 17,503 for tonight's home opener.
— Matt Kawahara (@matthewkawahara) April 19, 2022
A Bad Omen
It’s going to be a tough season for the A’s and their fans.
The moves they made were evidence of a tanking strategy, which is something that has not been solved or stopped even after a new CBA has been put in place.
The A’s don’t seem to have any plans to win in 2022 or anytime in the near future, hence why they struggled to fill the seats on Opening Day.
This sets a dark tone for what attendance is going to look like in 2022 and beyond.
With the team not focused on winning and improving their roster, it’s no wonder why fans don’t seem to want to come to the ballpark.
It’s not like they have much to look forward to when you look at the A’s roster.
This is a team in transition that doesn’t have much notable talent on its roster and it’s going to be a tough few years for them as they rebuild.
It’s unlikely that they will be able to fill the stands at Rickey Henderson Field in 2022.