List of Major League Teams Running Out of Fans

Rucuss staffSeptember 20, 2011

Sports teams experience highs and lows. It comes with the territory.

Teams have winning and losing seasons. But most fans don’t have the patience to watch their favorite team lose over and over. They usually get disgusted and jump ship.

Diehard fans stick around for the long haul and support their teams, but some franchises have not been so lucky with fan support. There fan base has suffered and its not getting any better. 247wallstreet.com has put together a list of teams running out of fans.

12. Oakland Raiders
Decrease in attendance:  21.32 percent
2001 W-L record: 10-6 (finished 1st in AFC West)
2010 W-L record: 8-8 (finished 3rd in AFC West)
League championships last decade: none
More on the Raiders’ decline

11. Columbus Blue Jackets
Decrease in attendance: 21.76 percent
2001 W-L record: 28–39–9–6 (finished 5th in Central Division)
2010 W-L record: 32-35-15 (finished 5th in Central Division)
League championships last decade: none
More on the Blue Jackets’ decline

10. Indiana Pacers
Decrease in attendance: 24.32 percent
2001 W-L record: 41-41 (finished 8th in Eastern Conference)
2010 W-L record: 32-50 (finished 10th in Eastern Conference)
League championships last decade: none
More on the Pacers’ decline

9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Decrease in attendance: 24.78 percent
2001 W-L record: 9-7 (finished 3rd in NFC Central Division)
2010 W-L record: 10-6 (finished 3rd in NFC South Division)
League championships last decade: won Super Bowl XXXVII in 2002
More on the Bucs’ decline

8. Philadelphia 76ers
Decrease in attendance: 24.94 percent
2001 W-L record: 56-26 (finished 1st in the Eastern Conference)
2010 W-L record: 27-55 (finished 13th in the Eastern Conference)
League championships last decade: none
More on the 76ers’ decline

7. Arizona Diamondbacks
Decrease in attendance: 25.05 percent
92-70 (finished 1st in NL West)
2010 W-L record: 65-97 (finished 5th in NL West)
League championships last decade: won World Series in 2001
More on the Diamondbacks’ decline

6. Detroit Lions
Decrease in attendance: 25.18 percent
2001 W-L record: 2-14 (finished 5th in NFC Central Division)
2010 W-L record: 6-10 (finished 3rd in NFC North Division)
League championships last decade: none
More on the Lions’ decline

5. Oakland Athletics
Decrease in attendance: 33.51 percent
2001 W-L record: 102-60 (finished 2nd in AL West)
2010 W-L record: 81-81 (finished 2nd in AL West)
League championships last decade: none
More on the A’s decline

4. Pittsburgh Pirates
Decrease in attendance: 33.78 percent
2001 W-L record: 62-100 (finished 6th in NL Central)
2010 W-L record: 57-105 (finished 6th in NL Central)
League championships last decade: none
More on the Pirates’ decline

3. Seattle Mariners
Decrease in attendance: 40.54 percent
2001 W-L record: 116-46 (finished 1st in AL West)
2010 W-L record: 61-101 (finished 4th in AL West)
League championships last decade: none
More on the Mariners’ decline

2. Baltimore Orioles
Decrease in attendance: 44.00 percent
2001 W-L record: 63-98 (finished 4th in AL East)
2010 W-L record: 66-96 (finished 5th in AL East)
League championships last decade: none
More on the Orioles’ decline

1. Cleveland Indians
Decrease in attendance: 56.08 percent
2000 W-L record: 91-71 (finished 1st in AL Central)
2010 W-L record: 69-93 (finished 4th in AL Central)
League championships last decade: none
More on the Indians’ decline

 

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