It is no secret that Oakland A’s fans are in direct revolt with ownership. After their horrendous tactics to alienate the entire fanbase and ludicrous claims that they cannot afford their players despite ownership being worth billions, it is understandable as to why the Coliseum would be a ghost town.
That ire received a number recently. Heading into Tuesday, the A’s have averaged just 8422 fans at the ballpark, a 143.66% dropoff from their attendance last season. The fans are speaking out with their wallets and doing their best to hit ownership where it hurts most.
You cannot give away Oakland A’s tickets at this point
If anything, that 8422 average attendance seems to be overstated. A look around the Coliseum at any point during a game shows almost as many people in the dugout as there are in the stands. Phone booths have more people than an A’s game at this point. But maybe the feral cats that have taken over the ballpark are included; after all, they live there now.
Yes, this plays into John Fisher’s hands. He can point to the lack of support as he packs the team off for Las Vegas and a better bottom line while refusing to accept blame for gutting this proud franchise. But it seems as though he wants out of Oakland anyway.
In the end, the fans have just one recourse against horrendous ownership. By refusing to spend any money at the ballpark, or even refusing to go to the Coliseum, they can hurt Fisher’s profit margins as much as possible. They are certainly doing that to start the season, and hopefully, even fewer people show up as the season continues. The fans deserve better and this is the only way that could happen.
We now know how few people are actually going to Oakland A’s games. Sadly, that laughably low figure might even be inflated.