About 37 People Showed Up for Detroit Tigers-Minnesota Twins Afternoon Game
Fifth in the American League Central and playing for absolutely nothing as the season winds down, the Minnesota Twins took the field on Thursday afternoon to a raucous crowd of about 37 people.
Okay, it wasn’t that bad…or was it??
Sporting an MLB-worst 55-96 record entering the day, not too many Twins fans were calling into work to watch a team play for nothing, and it showed in the stands.
Game time pic.twitter.com/6FtdPQq7WC
— LaVelle E. Neal III (@LaVelleNeal) September 22, 2016
The official paid attendance didn’t match the actual turnout whatsoever:
Announced paid attendance at Target Field: 18,374. pic.twitter.com/0qSGdURyLP
— Tyler Mason (@tylermason21) September 22, 2016
“According to ESPN.com, Target Field draws an average attendance of 24,400 people per game, MLB’s ninth-lowest mark. Five years ago, the venue attracted the fourth-highest attendance (39,112) even though Minnesota lost 99 games.”