The economy is lousy.
People are busy.
The kids are in school.
The South Side is scary.
There’s nothing to do around U.S. Cellular Field.
Parking costs too much.
It’s football season.
I’m sure I’m missing a few explanations for the White Sox’ poor attendance, but it’s time to revisit this ongoing issue once again.
We’re about 10 minutes away from the first pitch at U.S. Cellular Field today and there looks to be a few thousand people in the stands.
The Sox drew an announced 15,698 Tuesday night and they figure today to break the season-low crowd of 11,267 from April 17, against Baltimore.
The White Sox are on pace to draw roughly 1.9 million fans, which would mark the first time since 2004 they failed to go over 2 million.
They’ve been reducing ticket prices, so give the Sox credit for trying to fix this annoying problem.
Still, crowds are expected to be small this weekend for the Royals and even next week, when the Tigers come in for four games.
It is what it is, as GM Kenny Williams likes to say.
But with such low attendance, you have to wonder how much lower the payroll is going to be in 2013.