The Reds’ smallest crowd last season was 9,463 (April 23 vs. Atlanta). It was one of two crowds under 10,000. There have now been seven crowds smaller than 10,000. Four of them came in 2009, which was the last of nine straight losing seasons for the Reds.
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The smallest crowd in 2003, the year the stadium opened, was 18,069. As recently as four years ago, the smallest crowd was 15,616 (April 9 vs. Pittsburgh).
The Reds averaged 20,115 fans last season. They ranked 24th in baseball. The Major League Baseball average was 28,659.