attendance

1989 World Tour Attendance
  1. Tokyo: May 5, 2015 = 55,000
  2. Tokyo: May 6, 2015 = 55,000
  3. Las Vegas: May 15, 2015 = 35,000
  4. Bossier City: May 20, 2015 = 12,459
  5. Baton Rouge: May 22, 2015 = 50,000
  6. Detroit: May 30, 2015 = 50,703
  7. Louisville: June 2, 2015 = 16,242
  8. Cleveland: June 3, 2015 = 15,503
  9. Pittsburgh: June 6, 2015 = 54,801
  10. Charlotte: June 8, 2015 = 15,024
  11. Raleigh: June 9, 2015 = 13,886
  12. Philadelphia: June 12, 2015 = 50,000
  13. Philadelphia: June 13, 2015 = 50,000
  14. Cologne: June 19, 2015 = 14,510
  15. Cologne: June 20, 2015 = 14,510
  16. Amsterdam: June 21, 2015 = 11,166
  17. Glasgow: June 23, 2015 = 11,021
  18. Manchester: June 24, 2015 = 14,773
  19. London: June 27, 2015 = 65,000
  20. Dublin: June 29, 2015 = 12,594
  21. Dublin: June 30, 2015 = 12,594
  22. Ottawa: July 6, 2015 = 13,480
  23. Montreal: July 7, 2015 = 14,770
  24. East Rutherford: July 10, 2015 = 60,000
  25. East Rutherford: July 11, 2015 = 50,105
  26. Washington D.C.: July 13, 2015 = 42,507
  27. Washington D.C.: July 14, 2015 = 42,507
  28. Chicago: July 18, 2015 = 55,054
  29. Chicago: July 19, 2015 = 55,054
  30. Foxborough: July 24, 2015 = 60,000
  31. Foxborough: July 25, 2015 = 60,000
  32. Vancouver: August 1, 2015 = 41,463
  33. Edmonton: August 4, 2015 = 13,267
  34. Edmonton: August 5, 2015 = 13,267
  35. Seattle: August 8, 2015 = 60,000
  36. Santa Clara: August 14, 2015 = 50,000
  37. Santa Clara: August 15, 2015 = 50,000
  38. Glendale: August 17, 2015 = 13,260
  39. Glendale: August 18, 2015 = 13,260
  40. Los Angeles: August 21, 2015 =  19,000
  41. Los Angeles: August 22, 2015 = 19,000
  42. Los Angeles: August 24, 2015 = 19,000
  43. Los Angeles: August 25, 2015 = 19,000
  44. Los Angeles: August 26, 2015 = 19,000
  45. San Diego: August 29, 2015 = 44,710
  46. Salt Lake City: September 4, 2015 = 14,131
  47. Denver: September 5, 2015 = 13,563
  48. Denver: September 6, 2015 = 13,563
  49. Houston: September 9, 2015 = 40,122
  50. St. Paul: September 11, 2015 = 15,042
  51. St. Paul: September 12, 2015 = 15,042
  52. St. Paul: September 13, 2015 = 15,042
  53. Indianapolis: September 16, 2015 = 14,010
  54. Columbus: September 17, 2015 = 14,968
  55. Columbus: September 18, 2015 = 14,968
  56. Kansas City: September 21, 2015 = 13,928
  57. Kansas City: September 22, 2015 = 13,928
  58. Nashville: September 25, 2015 = 14,344
  59. Nashville: September 26, 2015 = 14,344
  60. St. Louis: September 28, 2015 = 14,844
  61. St. Louis: September 29, 2015 = 14,844
  62. Toronto: October 2, 2015 = 50,000
  63. Toronto: October 3, 2015 = 50,000
  64. Des Moines: October 8, 2015 = 13,969
  65. Omaha: October 9, 2015 = 14,811
  66. Omaha: October 10, 2015 = 14,811
  67. Fargo: October 12, 2015 = 21,067
  68. Arlington: October 17, 2015 = 62,630
  69. Lexington: October 20, 2015 = 18,000
  70. Greensboro: October 21, 2015 = 23,000
  71. Atlanta: October 24, 2015 = 50,000
  72. Miami: October 27, 2015 = 14,000
  73. Tampa: October 31, 2015 = 55,000
  74. Singapore: November 7, 2015 = 10,000
  75. Singapore: November 8, 2015 = 10,000
  76. Shanghai: November 10, 2015 = 16,000
  77. Shanghai: November 11, 2015 = 16,000
  78. Shanghai: November 12, 2015 = 16,000
  79. Sydney: November 28, 2015 = 76,000
  80. Brisbane: December 5, 2015 = 50,000
  81. Adelaide: December 7, 2015 = 10,000
  82. Adelaide: December 8, 2015 = 10,000
  83. Melbourne: December 10, 2015 = 30,000
  84. Melbourne: December 11, 2015 = 30,000
  85. Melbourne: December 12, 2015 = 30,000

TOTAL: 2,439,430

Taylor made 2,439,430 people have the best night of their lives this year. And there is still a lot of people who couldn’t attend the 1989 World Tour but it was still the best night of their lives seeing Taylor so happy on stage.

Thank you for this tour, we will never forget it. #OhIRemember1989Tour

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Ways to Boost MLB Attendance

MLB Attendance is down 2% this year. That doesn’t seem like a whole lot, but then you remember Jonah Keri’s The Extra 2% and how much better 2% milk is than skim and, well, that 2% really adds up. 

Some of the blame can be laid at the Marlins feet who are drawing 10,000 fewer people per game this year thanks to a gutted roster and a stadium that’s not shiny and new, while a fair amount  can be attributed to the bad weather and big market teams like the Cubs, Yankees, and Red Sox all drawing smaller crowds. Which isn’t surprising given that the teams didn’t do much over the offseason and were expected to struggle. 

However, baseball has seen attendance figures grow in recent years, thanks in large part to new stadiums going up, and we should perhaps get used to numbers like these in the future without new monoliths going up to boost the numbers. 

That said, there’s probably a few ways to get people out of the house and to the park:

  • Show close plays on the Jumbotron. Everything else is shown up there, along with flashing advertisements, but because of out-of-date rules for fear of widespread riots, any time there is a play with room for debate, it won’t be replayed. If I’m sitting in the upper deck, why shouldn’t I get a second look at a liner down the line or a diving catch that may have been trapped? I’m almost certainly going to get a better experience at home in those scenarios. 
  • Give umpires microphones. 1) If they want to sing karaoke. 2) Like in the NFL, let the umpires explain the ruling on the field. There was a balk? Great, let the guys in the way back know that. Or a catcher’s interference. Unless you’re sitting up close and personal, you’ll have no idea what the hell just happened. And given the state of cellular networks at stadiums, there’s no way I’ll be able to check on my phone.
  • Stage freak shows in the outfield for after the game. 
  • Build new stadiums every year. Just constantly tear them down and build new ones. “COME TO THE NEW FENWAY PARK. GOOD FOR ONE YEAR ONLY.” People will have to come for that. 
  • Make the beer and food more affordable. Bars seem to make plenty of money selling beers for $6, in fact, that’s exactly how they make their money. Why is that profit margin not high enough for baseball teams? 
  • Have a dinner theatre section. In between innings, visitors to that section will receive another clue as to who murdered the Countess Von Tess. I’m guessing the butler. Every time. 
  • One Lucky Fan Gets to play CF for a Day. I’d buy a ticket to every game for that chance. Does it decrease the talent on the field? Really depends on who’s out there. 
  • Increase funding into instantaneous transportation projects. Because there’s nothing worse than sitting in traffic for two hours while trying to get to the park after work. 
  • While the Major League squad is out of town, have the local community theatre stage a re-enactment as it happens. How cool would that be? 

Maybe I’m wrong, but these seem like fool proof plans to me. 

2014 Numbers!

After sifting through our records and double-checking our figures, we now have our official 2014 attendance numbers for those who are wondering.
The official count for this year was 7203 paid attendees, 190 exhibitors, 111 guests and media, and 193 staff members for a total of 7697. We grew by about 1,100 attendees this year.

Naka-Kon is still a 100 percent fan-run convention (all of our staff are volunteers—no one here is getting paid), so we really appreciate all of the support we have gotten over the years from the fans who return year after year and also from those first-time visitors who make their way to our convention. We would like to thank everyone who helped make Naka-Kon 2014 such a big success, and we hope to see all you next March at Naka-Kon 2015!