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Despite A’s Winning Streak, Attendance At Coliseum Still Lags

OAKLAND (KCBS)— With a 19-4 streak in the month of July, the Oakland A’s are one of the hottest teams in the majors, but fan attendance at the Coliseum is still down in the dumps.

Fans who do show up at the ballpark are split on why more fans don’t show up.

The A’s only drew 12,564 fans for their Monday night game against Tampa Bay. This was not surprising for some fans.

One fan said winning in the past hasn’t increased numbers and that the ones that do show up are the die-hards. He said San Francisco tends to have bandwagon fans.

KCBS’ Chris Filippi Reports:

The Athletics rank 28th in attendance out of 30 teams and some regular attendees blame the aging Coliseum and that ownership plays a pivotal role in the marketing success.

Another fan blamed what she called the level of difficultly in getting to the stadium as a factor, considering she’s from San Jose.

A’s Manager Bob Melvin said the fans who do come make a lot of noise.

“We hope if we continue to play well, we’ll get more and more [fans],” he said.

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