tampa bay has been in the bottom half of league attendance 4 of the last 5 years, and i'm sure it would be more if i could find the data.
First off, should a Chicago fan really be bringing up other teams' attendance records? Don't think so.
Second, Tampa's attendance has gone up in each of the past 5-6 years, which is more than most other teams can say. Most of the home games last spring were sellouts. I'm not getting into the whole history of the team (you contractionists aren't interested anyway), but there are some very obvious reasons why the attendance was terrible for a few years. Chicago fans should have some idea about what it's like to get screwed over by cheap ownership.
Yeah until they don't make the playoffs, then we'll see the real Tampa fans.
In 01-02 when Tampa was in the fourth consecutive year of 50 loss seasons they drew 15,722 fans on average. The Bolts, as one of professional sports worst franchises, drew more more than Calgary, Boston, Pittsburgh, NYI and Chicago. They also had enough fans to sell out Winnepeg's precious new arena every night.