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Rays Draw Smallest Crowd in Franchise History

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The Tampa Bay Rays have been notorious over the years for their small crowd sizes during home games.

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But this is something else.

With many Floridians leaving town in preparation for Hurricane Irma, the Rays only drew 6,509 to Tropicana Field on Tuesday–the lowest attendance in franchise history.

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According to those who attended the game, the environment was on the eerie side–and not just because Tropicana Field looks the way it does.​​

​​Somewhat ironically, Tropicana field was the recent location of the displaced series between the Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros, forced from Minute Maid Park by Hurricane Harvey.

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Who knows when this record will be broken–but if you’ve got a Rays ticket stub from the game, that might be worth something one day.

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