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Last night's paid attendance is 4th lowest in Petco Park history

Of those that did attend, most were Batman fans.
Of those that did attend, most were Batman fans.
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It seems like a big deal is being made of the Padres low attendance last night. That's probably because the actual attendance and the number of walk up ticket buyers were much lower due to it raining most of the day in San Diego. A good portion of Padres fans probably didn't want to get wet or sit through a rain delay. Mondays too are second only to Wednesdays in terms of lowest attendance at Petco Park.

I don't think it's a matter of fans giving up on the team, hell they've won 9 of the last 12 games. Still it's true it was the 4th lowest paid attendance.

If you look at the 10 lowest attended games below, you'll see that all but one occurred either in May or September, the lowest attended months. Four of those games were played between May 2 and May 6. All occurred in either 2009 or 2010 except last night. Also notice that the Padres have won all four of their lowest attended games. I'm telling you, if you want the Padres to win, don't attend games.

Jonny Dub and I are going tonight.

10 lowest attended games in Petco Park history

Rank

Attendance

Year

Month

Date

Opponent

Outcome

Runs

Runs Against

W-L

Innings

Games Back

Time

Streak

1

13,646

2009

May

5

COL

W

2

1

12-15

10

7.5

2:38

+

2

14,377

2009

Sep

16

ARI

W

6

5

66-81

10

22.0

3:39

+

3

14,468

2009

Sep

2

WSN

W

7

0

59-76


20.5

2:34

+++

4

14,596

2013

May

6

MIA

W

5

0

14-18


5

2:23

++

5

14,717

2009

May

4

COL

L

6

9

11-15


7.5

3:00

------

6

14,790

2009

Sep

15

ARI

L

2

4

65-81


22.0

2:31

--

7

14,906

2010

Apr

21

SFG

W

5

2

9-6


up 1.0

2:42

++++++

8

15,052

2010

May

3

COL

L

2

5

16-10


up 1.0

3:08

-

9

15,092

2009

May

6

ARI

L

1

3

12-16


8.5

2:40

-

10

15,131

2009

Sep

1

WSN

W

4

1

58-76


21.5

2:30

++