The Houston Astros announced on Monday that for a limited time until May 1st they will be offering a 10-game ticket package to every Monday-Thursday game in May for just $49 total. Yes, you read that right, and yes, that comes out to $4.90 per game. Games would include series against the Twins, Mariners, Indians, and Orioles.
The Astros have been heavily promoting the offer across their social media platforms. Since Monday they have posted 3 separate times on Instagram and Facebook, and twice on Twitter.
The Astros currently rank 5th in the American League West with a record of 6 wins and 15 losses, making them the second worst team in the entire MLB only ahead of the Atlanta Braves, who have a (4-16) record. Astros’ average game attendance in recent years has not been high. Last year Astros’ average attendance landed them on the 22nd spot out of 30 teams, with an average attendance of 26,587 fans per game. This left the stadium with a capacity of a little over 40,000 only slightly more than half way full.
The exceptionally low priced tickets and heavy promotion do not come as a surprise considering the Astros dramatically disappointing start to the season. The promotion seems to be an effort to keep the Astros attendance afloat in light of their recently poor performance.
By: Maura Melis (Group 4)