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Last night's attendance was 2nd lowest in Petco Park history

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Denis Poroy

Last night the Padres hosted the second lowest attendance in Petco Park history, just 443 fans too many to tie the record. This is historically a slow time of year for fan attendance.  Look at the list of the 10 lowest attended games at Petco Park, 5 of them are in the first week of May.

10 lowest attended games in Petco Park history

Attendance

Year

Month

Date

Day

Opponent

Outcome

Runs

Run Allowed

Record

Games Back

Streak

13,646

2009

May

5

Tuesday

COL

W

2

1

12-15

7.5

+

14,089

2014

May

5

Monday

KCR

W

6

5

15-18

6.5

++

14,377

2009

Sep

16

Wednesday

ARI

W

6

5

66-81

22

+

14,468

2009

Sep

2

Wednesday

WSN

W

7

0

59-76

20.5

+++

14,596

2013

May

6

Monday

MIA

W

5

0

14-18

5

++

14,717

2009

May

4

Monday

COL

L

6

9

11-15

7.5

------

14,784

2014

Apr

14

Monday

COL

W

5

4

6-7

3

++

14,790

2009

Sep

15

Tuesday

ARI

L

2

4

65-81

22

--

14,906

2010

Apr

21

Wednesday

SFG

W

5

2

9-6

up 1.0

++++++

15,052

2010

May

3

Monday

COL

L

2

5

16-10

up 1.0

-

Five of the games are also on Mondays, the lowest attended day of the week.  The fans that came were treated to an extra-inning walk-off win though, but they've come to expect that since the Padres have the highest win percentage on Mondays at Petco Park.

Average attendance and win % for each day of the week

Day

Wins

Games

Win %

Average Attendance

Monday

51

87

58.62

25,294

Wednesday

67

129

51.94

25,384

Tuesday

69

123

56.1

26,017

Thursday

43

88

48.86

28,625

Sunday

70

134

52.24

32,059

Friday

62

132

46.97

33,012

Saturday

69

134

51.49

36,545

May is the lowest attended month of the year at Petco Park, but also has the highest winning percentage.

Average attendance and win % for each month

Month Wins Games Win % Average Attendance
May 86 141 60.99 27,021
Jun 70 149 46.98 29,443
Apr 67 140 47.86 29,768
Sep 77 130 59.23 29,795
Aug 76 142 53.52 30,763
Oct 2 5 40 31,687
Jul 51 118 43.22 32,961

Which just further proves my point that if you want the Padres to win, don't show up to the games.  The Padres are shy, they get self-conscious when they play in front of big crowds.