Phillies attendance close to hitting all-time lows
After a miserable 2020, the world is finally opening back up again. You would think people would be itching to get out of their houses to something, literally anything, besides sit around on the internet at home. While the Sixers are enjoying sell-out playoff games, the opposite has been the case for the Philadelphia Phillies.
The glory days of Citizens Bank Park are gone. The fact that the Phillies have been the definition of mediocracy for the past decade definitely has something to do with it. The Phillies are in the midst of a nine year playoff drought and things aren’t looking too hot through the first quarter of the 2021 season. They are currently 29-31 and in third place in the NL East despite having the fifth highest payroll in Major League Baseball with household names such as Bryce Harper, JT Realmuto, and Zack Wheeler on their team.
Ticket and food pricing certainly isn’t helping. No one wants to go to a Phillies game and drop $300 for a family night out while the offense struggles to score a single run and the defense misses routine fly balls.
Of course, right now, you have the Sixers playing in the playoffs and the weather outdoors hasn’t been ideal with sporadic thunderstorms haunting evenings in the Delaware Valley.
At the end of the day, winning solves everything, especially in Philadelphia. Hopefully last night’s heroics from Luke Williams and some good weather will keep the Phillies from setting all-time low attendance records.