Oakland Athletics: 5 Things to Boost Attendance

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Oakland Athletics: 5 Things to Boost Attendance
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The O.co Coliseum Field is covered with a tarp before Tuesday's Oakland Athletics game with the Kansas City Royals.

Oakland Athletics fans have grimaced at the paltry crowds that attended the A’s three-game series with the Kansas City Royals at O.co Coliseum earlier this week.

Though the above picture was taken during a rain delay, the crowd didn't get much bigger than this last Tuesday night.

It’s not surprising to see small crowds at A’s games, but the past week saw one of the worst crowds for an early season three-game series in the recent memory of many Major League Baseball fans.

The wet weather may have played its part in deterring people from coming to the ballpark for the Royals series, but after seeing photos of how many people actually attended the games, it's mind-shattering.

It’s time for the A’s to instill sweeping changes for series against teams who they historically draw weak crowds for. What can be done to increase attendance? Here’s five things that may have an immediate effect.

NOTE: These ideas may seem ludicrous, but what else can Oakland do to draw fans when they play "weaker" teams at this point?

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