Oakland A's Post the Most Pathetic Attendance Number You'll Ever See

Oakland Athletics' attendance numbers are some of the worst you'll ever see.
Oakland Athletics' attendance numbers are some of the worst you'll ever see. / Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

The Oakland Athletics achieved an embarrassing statistic on Tuesday when only 3,748 fans showed up to see them face the Baltimore Orioles — the lowest attendance number since 1980. That was embarrassing enough, but things were taken to another level just one day later.

What's likely to be the most pathetic attendance number you'll ever see, a total of just 2,703 fans — yes, you read that right — showed up for Game 3 of the Orioles-Athletics series on Wednesday night.

There's no other way to say it: that's extremely embarrassing for a North American sports team.

Oakland Athletics Attendance

Some fans can blame the attendance on the fact that the A's were facing the AL East-bottomfeeding Orioles, but, even then, that number is still absolutely abysmal for Oakland Coliseum, which can sit over 63,000.

At the same time, it could also be something that's been a long time coming. Oakland Coliseum is a less-than-stellar facility and fans have been hoping for a new stadium for years now.

There's also the fact that the A's forced themselves into a rebuild by trading away their best players in Matt Chapman, Chris Bassitt and Matt Olson this offseason. Considering how the trio was moved within four days of each other, it isn't a shock that people don't want to commit to a team that clearly isn't committed to its top players.

Add in the fact that the Athletics have increased their prices in recent years despite being the only major sports team remaining in town and it's entirely possible that these embarrassing attendance numbers could continue.

Baseball fans won't have to wait long to see if the A's will set another lowly record at Oakland Coliseum. They'll look for their third win of the four-game series when they face the Orioles at 3:37 p.m. ET on Thursday.

FanDuel Sportsbook is currently listing the Athletics as the -126 moneyline favorite, whereas the Orioles sit at +108. However, the result of the game won't matter too much if there aren't that many fans there to witness it.

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