We don't really know how many tickets are controlled by season ticket holders, so we have no idea what the absolute floor for an announced attendance would be. Since the major leagues only announce tickets sold, there could theoretically be a game that is witnessed live by only Al Yellon up in the left field bleachers and Ronnie Woo doing his thing about five feet away from Al and the Cubs would still announce the attendance at somewhere between 25,000 to 27,000 (probably) just because of all the season ticket sales.
So, since Ron Santo used to really entertain us with his attendance guesses, I'd like to pay homage to Ronny on what would have been his 71st birthday with a twist on the Attendance Guessing game and have a little contest.
Let's guess the lowest attendance figure of the season for the Cubs at Wrigley Field. You might think the team is really good, so those September games will be selling all summer long as people try to guess when a clinching game might occur. You might think that the Cubs will be lucky to not lose 100 games and that nobody will want to use Cubs tickets to wipe themselves by the time August rolls around. Whatever you think about the team and the season, send me your guess for what would be the lowest attendance figure announced.
It isn't the Price is Right so as long as you are the closest, whether over or under, you win. If there is a tie, I'll use whoever is closest to guessing Wrigley's total attendance figure for the year as the tie breaker.
So send me your guess for Wrigley low game attendance of the year and your guess of total 2011 attendance at Wrigley to enter. You don't have to predict the date of the low attendance, just have the closest guess at the lowest announced figure.
It is really easy to enter. I won't make you enter five other contests you don't care about in order to enter this one or anything. There are no wristbands or virtual waiting rooms.
You can enter a couple of ways:
- Tag @Aisle424 on Twitter with a tweet with your two guesses
- Like Tales from Aisle 424 on Facebook and make your guesses on a wall post
The winner will receive a Collector's Edition Cubs Monopoly Game!
Buy up property and make your friends and family pay to land there so you can get fake rich and pretend you can buy the actual Cubs! People are buying this in the stores for something like $30 and you can get it for free. How cool would that be?