Reds' attendance lacking home run punch

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Attendance at Great American Ball Park does not indicate that a first place ball club is playing there. Ticket prices are lower than 20 other major league teams at an average of $39.06. The team is committed to winning locking up four players to contracts that total more than $400,000,000.

"They're on a roll, they're doing good. I would think more people would come out," said Reds fan Missy Piper.

In the 26 home games prior to Thursday night, the average attendance for each game was 26,028. Great American Ball Park holds 42,059.

"You would think with the way they've been playing that more fans would come out," said Reds fan Dave Moreton.

The Reds have the fourth worst attendance in the National League and four of the other five first place teams draw more to the games.

"Ownership is proven that they are doing everything in their power to try and put the kind of club on the field that will be a contender season after season after season and be in the post season more often than not," said Reds announcer Marty Brennaman.

Could it be the price to watch a game?

"The ticket prices are fantastic. I mean you can't beat that," said Moreton. "You can still buy a five dollar seat, you know, come down on like a weekday."

"This team has a winning product and they're still not drawing the kind of numbers that frankly they should draw," said Brennaman. "And I don't know anybody who has an answer to it."

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