What recession? The Albuquerque Isotopes once again set an attendance mark.
With a crowd of 8,939 on hand to see their final regular season game, the Albuquerque Isotopes (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) shattered their single-season attendance mark, welcoming 602,129 fans to The Lab in 2009.
By reaching the 600,000 plateau, the Isotopes not only have surpassed their previous record of 593,606 set a year ago, but have also joined a select club. Currently only two teams in all of Minor League Baseball have drawn more than 600,000 fans this season. Over 72 total openings, the ‘Topes have averaged a franchise-high 8,363 fans per contest, marking the seventh straight year the Isotopes have averaged more than 8,000 a game.
This season, the ‘Topes have drawn more than 10,000 fans a record 15 separate times, including a record throng of 15,358 that came to see the Isotopes on July 3.
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