Milwaukee vs. Pittsburgh
Since 2007, the Brewers have drawn 21,153,000 to Miller Park. In that same time frame, the Pirates have drawn 13,575,000 to PNC Park
The Brewers average ticket price is $6 more than the Pirates. So, let’s say that over the last seven seasons the Brewers average has been $22 and the Pirates has been $16.
Approximate revenue – from ticket sales alone – since 2007:
Approximate revenue PER SEASON – from ticket sales alone – since 2007 (counting 2014 as 0.33 seasons):
The Brewers average PER SEASON revenue – from ticket sales alone – is approximately $33,856,208 more than the Pirates over the past 7.33 seasons.
Brewers estimated 2014 payroll: $91,625,000
Pirates estimated 2014 payroll: $71,545,000
The Brewers payroll is approximately $20,080,000 more than the Pirates. Their annual ticket sales revenues, however, are approximately $33,856,208 more than the Pirates.
It isn’t market size that matters. It’s revenue. And, versus Milwaukee, the Pirates ain’t got it.
*** The revenue figures do not include food and drink sales at the games, merchandise sold at the games, or parking.
*** Attendance and Payroll figures can be found at baseball-reference.com