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Written by David Simmons   
Wednesday, 30 March 2011 07:44

RockiesWe're down to the final Division. With just 2 days left till the 2011 season starts, David has just the NL West to complete his look at all 30 clubs in MLB and how what to expect in attendance. Having wound his way through all the American League with the AL East (see the Yankees - Red Sox - Rays - Orioles - Jays), the AL Central (see the Royals, the White Sox, theTwins, the Indians and Detroit Tigers) tha AL West with (Angels - A's - Rangers, - Seattle Mariners). plus, most of the National League with the NL East (Mets - Nationals - Marlins - Phillies - Braves) and NL Central (see Brewers - Cubs - Cardinals - Reds - Pirates - Astros). Looking at the NL West (Padres) the team that made big moves this off-season is up to bat next: the Colorado Rockies -- Maury Brown


Team: The Colorado Rockies

2009 Total Attendance: 2.66 million

2009 Average Attendance & Sell-Thru: 32,902 (65% Sell-Thru)

2009 Record: 92-70, Wild Card

2010 Total Attendance: 2.87 million

2010 Average Attendance & Sell-Thru: 35,940 (71.2% Sell-Thru)

2010 Record: 83-79, Missed Postseason

Looking ahead to 2011……

Notable offseason addition/subtractions: Added Ty Wigginton and Jorge de la Rosa

Interleague LY: Boston Red Sox & Toronto Blue Jays

Interleague TY: Detroit Tigers, Chicago White Sox, & KC Royals

April/May Games: 13 in April, 15 in May in 2011 vs. 12 in April and 14 in May in 2010

Holidays: Home 6/19 Father’s Day 9/5 Labor Day Road 4 /24 Easter 5/8 Mother’s Day 7/4 Independence Day

Overall Outlook: Amazingly this is year 17 at Coors Field. The team was coming off a postseason appearance and hosted the Red Sox in interleague helping lead to an increase of 3,000 fans a game in 2010. The organization signed their 2 franchise players, Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez, to long term extensions. The Rockies are setup very well for 2011 as they face play only 6 2010 over .500 teams in the first 37 games of 2011 while the Giants are on the road mostly all of April. This bodes very well for the sales staff as an April run is the best thing that happen in the season sales department in lieu of a postseason berth or a major offseason acquisition. Many experts seem to be picking the Rockies to head to the postseason this season. The team will be home for all the holidays it appears in 2011, but has a heavily frontload schedule as well. I predict the Rockies to “party like it’s 2001” as they break 3 million fans for the first time since then and to hit 3.1 million fans with a 10% increase.


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David SimmonsDavid Simmons is a graduate of the University of Central Florida who worked in the front office of the Los Angeles Dodgers over 4 seasons and has a decade of ticketing experience.. He serves as CFO for Players For The Planet and currently resides in Baltimore. You can follow David on Twitter @davidesimmons

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