Top Menu

Marlins Decline in Sports Ticket Sales Hurting MLB Numbers

sports ticket salesThere aren’t very many goods thing coming out of the Miami Marlins this season.

The team has the worst record in baseball, an injured star in Giancarlo Stanton and an empty stadium.

The Marlins drastic decline in sports ticket sales were due in part to a complete re-build occuring only one season after going all in – and failing – with the signings of big ticket free agents such as Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Heath Bell. All three players have since been traded and last season’s team is a long lost memory.

The team currently features aging veterans such as Juan Pierre, Placido Polanco and Miguel Olivo, a no name starting pitching staff and an assortment of young, up and coming players filling their Major League roster, so the fans aren’t showing up to the ballpark with good reason.

In a recent article by the Bradenton Herald, it was reported that the Marlins are responsible for 20 per cent of the decline in sports ticket sales in MLB.

MLB has seen a decline of 3 percent in ticket sales this season and the Marlins are the main reason for this. Despite a huge increase in sports ticket sales in Baltimore and Los Angeles the Marlins hitting the dumps is affecting more then their local community. It is affecting baseball as a whole.

“The decline from this year evens out the increase from last year,” said Marlins spokeswoman Carolina Perrina de Diego.

Sure, the Marlins are ‘Even Steven’ from last season, but Miami should think about the damage they are doing to baseball now.

No one wants to go to see the Marlins, whether it be at home or away and this is a major problem for MLB.

MLB should do something about this now, so it never happens again, because having a franchise run the way Miami is currently doing business is bad for the game and the fans of Miami and all of baseball.

Photo courtesy of: New York Times

Latest Posts by Bryan Mcwilliam

One of the toughest and most intimidating parts of the sports writing process – especially for a new writer – can be the interview. How do you get the interview you want? Who do you contact in order to get this interview? What questions are okay to ask in this interview? Do you conduct interviews…

A number of people ask me every day if it’s difficult to be a sports journalist and my response is usually the same: “It’s not difficult to write a story, it’s difficult to get one published.” Getting your sports articles published can be nerve-wrecking and a real pain in the butt to say the least,…

journalism jobs

From sports business to sports media to sports technology and sports sponsorship, all of these fields fall under sports journalism jobs, which require a canvas in which to draft your words and voice an opinion when you’re a journalist. No matter what sector of the sports world you cover, you’ll need to become familiar with several…

sports jobs

Sports Media The Aaron Hernandez Murder Case Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 27-year old Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player. Hernandez was also charged with one count of carrying a firearm without a license, two counts of possession of a large capacity firearm…

sports social media

The San Francisco Giants have put themselves at the forefront of the sports social media scene with the recent addition of a sports social media cafe inside AT&T Park. The Giants made the addition less than two weeks ago behind the centerfield wall in Peet’s Coffee. The cafe is one of a kind in MLB…

sports technology

Yahoo Inc. has purchased Bignoggins Productions for an undiscosed amount according to a report. The purchase of the small mobile applications company is one of several that CEO Marissa Meyer has completed since taking over more then a year ago. The investment is a small one compared to Yahoo’s purchase of Tumblr – which cost…

sports social media

Yes, you read the headline correctly. Three sisters from Nebraska recently used sports social media to help them develop notoriety while storming onto the field of a College World Series baseball game. Sisters Kayleigh, Emily and Torrie Hill of Omaha tweeted that they had a plan to run onto the field of the game and…

sports media

On Wednesday, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 27-year old Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player. Hernandez was also charged with one count of carrying a firearm without a license, two counts of possession of a large capacity firearm and two counts of posession…

sports business

The Chicago Blackhawks are the Stanley Cup champions, after beating the Boston Bruins on Monday. The Hawks won their fifth Stanley Cup in franchise history and their second in the last four seasons. The Windy City representatives rode a dominating regular season into the playoffs and – aside from having some trouble with the Red…

sports jobs

Sports Business Yahoo Named Founding Partner at Levi’s Stadium The San Francisco 49ers have partnered with Yahoo in a deal with the team’s new stadium in the Silicon Valley. The agreement will allow fans to upload photos to Flickr – which is owned by Yahoo – during the game as well as allow fans to…

, ,

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply