Even with a huge market like Miami, the Marlins just can't seem to pull in good attendance numbers for their games. Even for their second game of the season, the attendance dropped from the opener's 34,439 to a measly 14,222. What's even scarier is that this is one of the team's more mild attendance drops. Is it already time for the team to find a new city?
The Miami Marlins had to think that perhaps the home opener's attendance mark of 34,439 fans was a relative success. After all, with all of the fan outrage from what transpired in the offseason, the Fish had to be happy that their turnout was only a few thousand shy of their supposed sellout of Opening Day last season. Wendy Thrum of FanGraphs, however, reports that even with that mark, the Marlins' second opening night attendance falls way short of the historical pace for new stadiums.