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A’s Followers Planning ‘Reverse Boycott’ for June 13; Oakland Ranks Final in MLB Attendance

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekTwitter LogoFeatured Columnist IVApril 17, 2023Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesOakland Athletics supporters want to show the baseball world the fanbase is still there, even if it hasn’t been attending games of late for a number of reasons.Jason Burke of FanNation noted former season-ticket holder Stu Clary helped organize a reverse boycott at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum for

A’s Followers Planning ‘Reverse Boycott’ for June 13; Oakland Ranks Final in MLB Attendance

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekTwitter LogoFeatured Columnist IVApril 17, 2023

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - MAY 26: Rows of seats sit empty as the Oakland Athletics play the Texas Rangers at RingCentral Coliseum on May 26, 2022 in Oakland, California. Attendance at Oakland Athletics baseball games have dwindled to historic lows as the team has traded away fan favorite players and continues to explore moving the team to Las Vegas if they can't reach a deal to build a new stadium near the Port of Oakland. The Athletics have the lowest attendance of all 30 Major League Baseball (MLB) as well as the league's lowest single game attendance for a May 2nd game that only drew 2,488 fans. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Oakland Athletics supporters need to present the baseball world the fanbase continues to be there, even when it hasn’t been attending video games of late for quite a lot of causes.

Jason Burke of FanNation famous former season-ticket holder Stu Clary helped manage a reverse boycott at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum for the sport in opposition to the Tampa Bay Rays on June 13.

Stu Clary @hecanfoos

The concept is to pack the Coli on a random weeknight, exhibiting @mlb and the nation that us followers aren’t the issue
Hope to see you there. Please share @LockedOnAs @89wastolongago @linusalf @OaklandRooted @OakStadiumWatch @RealRyanMesick @As_Fan_Radio @dipskp @AsHotDog

The concept is the followers will pack the park and present they nonetheless need to assist the membership regardless of poor attendance tendencies.

Oakland was last in MLB with a mean attendance of 9,973 followers per sport in 2022 and once more ranks last within the early going this season at 12,254 followers per sport.

“We picked June 13 as a result of we wished to give you a random weeknight sport vs. somebody aside from Giants, Yankees or Crimson Sox—in different phrases a sport that will be poorly attended ordinarily,” Clary informed Burke.

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Burke defined that Oakland supporters have grown “uninterested in the workforce’s possession and the path of the workforce,” particularly with the likelihood proprietor John Fisher will transfer the workforce to Las Vegas if he will get his desired final result.

What’s extra, ticket costs have elevated in latest seasons even whereas the workforce struggles on the sector.

The Athletics have not made it previous the American League Division Collection for the reason that 2006 season and are coming off a dreadful 60-102 marketing campaign in 2022. Issues do not look significantly better this 12 months with a 3-13 file by 16 video games.

Attendance numbers doubtless will not flip round all through the summer season if the dropping continues.

However they apparently will for one evening.

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