Despite being one of the best teams in the entire National League, attendance still has remained a problem this season down at Chase Field. Arizona is 19th overall in baseball in attendance with averaging a little more than 25,000 fans per game in 2011.
Bad teams like Minnesota, Chicago, Los Angeles, Colorado, New York, Cincinnati, San Diego and Houston all have had better support this year, which is just inexcusable when the Diamondbacks organization has put a winning product on the field for the first time in three seasons.
All of that can be forgotten if the fans come out to the ballpark in droves this weekend for a three-game series against the San Francisco Giants. The Diamondbacks magic number is down to one, meaning Arizona has to only win one game in this upcoming three-game series against San Francisco to capture their fifth NL West title in club history.
Besides having a heated rival in town, there will be other reasons for fans to come out to Chase Field.
Arizona could very well wrap this division up tomorrow night. What would be better than to see that live and in person? There will be a fireworks show after the game as well hopefully celebrating another division title. On Saturday night, there is a Ryan Roberts bobblehead giveaway. After putting up a solid season, Tatman has become one of this team’s fan favorites, especially with the ladies.
On Sunday afternoon, it will be Star Wars Day at the ballpark. Fans can buy a special ticket package starting at $33, which includes a Star Wars t-shirt and a chance to go onto the field for a pre-game ceremony if they dress up as their favorite character from the movies. What can be better than watching baseball and seeing people in costumes from one of the greatest movies series ever made?
There are no excuses for fans not to show up in large numbers for the last weekend series of the regular season in 2011. Fans across the state should come out and celebrate what this team has accomplished this season. The players, the coaching staff and the front office deserve it.