Chicago White Sox: attendance

Sox hope CTA project doesn't affect crowds

March, 6, 2013
3/06/13
10:05
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Padilla By Doug Padilla
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U.S. Cellular FieldDavid Banks/Getty ImagesThe Sox estimate about 20 percent of their fans use mass transit to attend their games.
Not to overlook anything, but the Chicago White Sox already are preparing for challenges that will start to crop up in the month of May.

The concern actually has nothing to do with matchups against the Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Angels and Boston Red Sox, not to mention four games with the Cubs. Instead it has to do with logistical challenges for fans wanting to attend games at U.S. Cellular Field.

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Sox not using small crowds as excuse

September, 28, 2012
9/28/12
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Levine By Bruce Levine
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U.S. Cellular FieldDavid Banks/Getty ImagesDespite contending for the division title, the Sox haven't been able to draw large crowds.
When a team fails to get the job done it is a weak argument to blame the fan base for a lack of support. The Chicago White Sox have no one to blame for their present predicament but themselves. Still, a little home field advantage would have been a welcomed sight for this stumbling group that has played its heart out all season long.

The Sox have averaged 18,000 fans over the first four games of this crucial home stand and just under 24,000 on the season, which is 23rd in the league.

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Record low for Cubs-Sox attendance

May, 18, 2012
5/18/12
5:22
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By ESPNChicago.com
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A gorgeous, sunny day and breaking news of Kerry Wood's pending retirement couldn’t prevent the Cubs and White Sox from posting a record for low attendance.

The announced crowd of 34,937 was the lowest single-game attendance for a game between the Cubs and White Sox since the inception of interleague play in 1997. The previous low was 35,155 at US Cellular Field last year.

The news about Wood’s decision to retire came at about 9 a.m. CT. That the Cubs reliever planned to pitch in one more game before calling it a career seemingly didn’t do much to bolster ticket sales.

When Wood struck out 20 Astros at Wrigley Field on May 6, 1998, the announced attendance was only 15,758. The first Cubs vs. White Sox interleague game on June 16, 1997 drew 36,213 to Wrigley Field. The Cubs beat the White Sox 8-3 in that game, behind three hits from Ryne Sandberg.

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Chris Sale
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OTHER LEADERS
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