The most recent spring training was a success for the Peoria Sports Complex, as officials are reporting solid revenue and attendance numbers.
The two-team Peoria Sports Complex serves as home to both the Seattle Mariners and the San Diego Padres. In recent years, the complex–which originally opened in 1994–has undergone a variety of upgrades, with the ballpark receiving a new kids area and updated scoreboard prior to spring training 2017.
Recent figures released by city officials show that Peoria Sports Complex continues to be a solid draw. Between the Padres and Mariners, the ballpark drew 227,646 total fans this spring, while overall revenue checked in at $8.5 million.
Though the attendance mark represents a decline from last year, the revenue figure set a new record, according to superintendent Mike Hyland. More from Yourwestvalley.com:
Average attendance per game was 6,504, a 13.3 percent decrease from last year.
Despite the dips, Peoria saw the third-highest attendance for a two-team facility in the Cactus League this season, behind Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale where the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies play and Camelback Ranch-Glendale where the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox play.
Mr. Hyland said a new ticket pricing initiative implemented this year that moved prices based on supply and demand helped fill the gap in the attendance dip by increasing sale revenues.
“Ticket prices could vary due to this dynamic pricing initiative where ticket prices could be adjusted if a game was trending popular to maximize revenue on demand,” he said.