The next time you check out a ballgame, don’t be surprised to hear fewer fans cheering. That’s because almost all the major league sports are reporting a drop in ticket sales this year.
For example: Major league baseball is on track to have a million fewer fans at games this summer, compared to last summer.
Several professional basketball teams, including the Phoenix Suns and Detroit Pistons, reported their worst season ever for ticket sales.
And the NFL says their ticket sales have dropped four years in a row.
Exactly how empty are sports stadiums these days? Well, the Miami Marlins, who opened a brand new baseball stadium last year, recently announced they’ll close the entire upper bowl for some games because they’re having so much trouble selling tickets. And in April, the Boston Red Sox played their first non-sellout game at Fenway Park, after selling out every seat for more than ten years.