PNC Park draws in best attendance since 2007
Despite the Pirates record not improving in the past two years, the attendance at PNC Park has. Could the young core of players such as Avarez, Walker, Tabata, McCutchen have something to do with it?
After winning the final home game at PNC Park this season, the attendance totaled 1,613,399 fans, more than 2008 (1,609,076), and 2009 (1,575,853).
The Pirates average of 19,919 fans ranks 27th of the major league ballparks, only behind Florida, Cleveland and Oakland.
“The fans have been terrific,” general manager Neal Huntington said. “The fans deserve a big thank you from us because they’re passionate. They still care about this team. That’s why we work every single day to return a winning team to Pittsburgh and reward them for their patience.”