Record crowds attend Minor League Baseball games in 2014

 

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Record Crowds Attend Minor League Baseball Games in 2014
TinCaps Not Alone in Enjoying Success at the Gates

(September 10, 2014) — The TinCaps set records for single-game, regular season, and overall attendance at Parkview Field in 2014. And they weren’t alone in enjoying success at the gates.

A total of 42,411,194 Minor League Baseball fans came through the turnstiles this season, marking the 10th consecutive year that the organization has drawn an excess of 41 million fans across its 176 teams and 15 leagues. The number represents increases in both total number of fans (857,413) and percentage of fans (2.1%) from 2013. The 2014 attendance figures follow third only to 2008’s all-time record-setting attendance of 43.3 million and 42.8 million in 2007. All of Minor League Baseball’s top 10 regular season attendance years have been in the last decade, signaling in part the growth and stability of the organization.

“The fact that Minor League Baseball has recorded its top 10 attendance totals in the past decade demonstrates the cumulative power of the brand and validates our place among recognizable sports properties,” said Minor League Baseball President & CEO Pat O’Conner. “MiLB continues to prove year after year that it is a quality product, not just in terms of entertainment on the field, but also as a sound partner in its communities and with both local and national marketing sponsors. The tremendous support of our fans has afforded us the opportunity to accomplish these milestones.”

The TinCaps welcomed a single-game record 9,182 fans for their game on the Fourth of July this year. Over the course of 70 regular season games, a new high of 406,715 came to Parkview Field. Two playoff games surged the TinCaps’ overall 2014 attendance number to a record-setting 411,028.

Including Parkview Field, which opened in 2009, Minor League Baseball has built an impressive 58 new ballparks since 2000.

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About Minor League Baseball
Minor League Baseball, headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, is the governing body for all professional baseball teams in the United States, Canada, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic that are affiliated with Major League Baseball clubs through their farm systems. Fans are coming out in unprecedented numbers to this one-of-a-kind experience that can only be found at Minor League Baseball ballparks. In 2014, Minor League Baseball attracted 42.4 million fans to its ballparks to see the future stars of the sport hone their skills. From the electricity in the stands to the excitement on the field, Minor League Baseball has provided affordable family-friendly entertainment to people of all ages since its founding in 1901. For more information about Minor League Baseball, visit www.MiLB.com.

 

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