#13: Have more friends over
Oct 12, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Fans cheer for Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) during the fifth inning
in game four of the ALDS against the Kansas City Royals at Minute Maid Park. Correa hit an RBI double in the at-bat. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports
Reach out and win back more Astros fans
By: Eric Huysman
The Astros are reaching out to try to get more fans into the ballpark. As Reid Ryan said last year, they are trying to bring the family back to the ballgame. While attendance in Houston started going up as a result of the way the Astros were playing, they still finished 22 overall in attendance with 2,153,585 fans to walk through the doors of MMP in 2015.
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In 2014, the Astros were 26th in the league with 1,751,829 fans that walked through the doors, but part of that spike was the budding stars in McHugh, Keuchel, and Springer. In 2013, the Astros were 27th in attendance with 1,651,883 fans. The Astros, through the ‘Process’ of sucking for four years really turned some fans away from baseball. Maybe with the success in 2015 and the playoffs, the love for baseball is slowly returning to Houston.
Why is it more important for more fans to attend games? When the attendance level is reaching a certain point, the Astros will be able to raise their payroll and be in the discussion with some more of the top big dollar free agents. I got my full season ticket package for this season, have you?
Why have such a big house if you can’t have 35k friends over each game?
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