(WXYZ) — The Detroit Tigers are in the middle of rebuild mode and haven't made the playoffs since 2014. According to a website, that has affected the attendance greatly, as the team is ranked at the top of pro sports franchises running out of fans.
According to 24/7 Wall Street , the Detroit Tigers attendance over the past 10 years has consistently fallen, and was at an average of 21,212 per game in 2018. That's a decline of 41.3 percent.
To determine the numbers, the website used sports attendance data from ESPN.
In 2008, the average home game attendance was 39,538, and the team went 74-88 that season. Last year, they went 64-98, the second straight season with that record, and had an average attendance of 23,212.
This season, the Tigers rank 24th among Major League Baseball home attendance, averaging just 19,049 per game. They are 28-57 this season at the All-Star break.
Other teams on the list include the Tampa Bay Rays at No. 2, followed by the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox and Washington Redskins.