Virtually nobody showed up to watch the Kansas City Royals play the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.
Jeff Passan tweeted out a stadium prior to the Royals home game, and there’s about 50 total people visible. You might think I’m exaggerating. I can promise you I’m not. (RELATED: Yasiel Puig Tries To Fight The Entire Pittsburgh Pirates Organization)
Give it a look below, and try to count how many people there are in the stadium for yourself.
I know that it’s a Wednesday afternoon during the school year in a city that doesn’t draw well against a team that doesn’t attract a road crowd. But I’ve never seen so few people at a major league game as the one just starting now between Kansas City and Tampa Bay. pic.twitter.com/z3QUdfdWiT
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) May 1, 2019
In terms of bad optics, it doesn’t get much worse than that for the Royals. Is that an MLB game or is it a little league game? I’m honestly not sure.
There’s no excuse for any pro sports game to have that few of people in the stands. If people aren’t showing up, then they should just let people in for $1.
Hell, start offering free beer. Do something! The Royals can’t let their stadium be that empty. They just can’t.
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I thought there were always people just sitting around looking for something to do? At the very least, Lee Elia always led me to believe that fact.
The Royals need to figure this mess out before it happens again. The MLB is one of the biggest sports leagues in the world. They can’t have empty stadiums.
Trust me, the league doesn’t want to hear excuses. They just want to see it get fixed.