McCoy Stadium bleachers

Chart: The rise and fall of PawSox attendance at McCoy Stadium

My post about the relative success of the PawSox even after their post-2005 attendance slide drew a number of interesting responses, many of which speculated that a longer look at the data would show 2005 was an aberration triggered by the Boston team’s historic World Series victory the prior year. It’s a good point. So I dug up PawSox attendance data going back to 1990, as tracked by the International League. Here’s what it shows: Attendance was quite low back in 1990 – just under 300,000 for the season. It climbed over the next two years, then jumped to 466,000…