By Brandon Brown | Phoenix Business Journal
After reaching its highest attendance in the past decade last season, the Arizona Diamondbacks saw the number of fans showing up at Chase Field dip nearly 5% in 2019.
In all, the Diamondback had attendance of 2,135,510 during the 2019 season, or an average of 26,364 a game. That was a 4.8% decrease over the team’s 2018 attendance of 2,242,695, or an average of 27,688 a game. When fewer people come to games – besides the loss revenue from ticket sales – the team loses other incremental revenue on parking, merchandise and concessions.
The drop in attendance goes along with the overall trend across Major League Baseball, which saw its overall figure declined by more than 1 million, the fourth consecutive year that the numbers dropped.