The renovations to Metro Bank Park and a Stephen Strasburg stint at the beginning of the season paid off: The Harrisburg Senators (Class AA; Eastern League) set several attendance records in 2010, including a season attendance record and the four largest crowds ever in team history.
Attendance this season certainly would have gone up, as the renovations to Metro Bank Park certainly caught the imagination of the local sports fans. (We loved them too.) Along with the single season attendance record, the Senators also drew their four biggest regular season crowds this season, not counting the Eastern League All-Star game. They had nine games considered sellouts (over 6,102), set their four-game series record and set the record for the largest two-game attendance as well. Listed below are the all-time top 10 attended games as well as other numbers of note. The Senators also experienced an 18 percent growth in attendance over 2009, one of only two Eastern League teams to experience a per-game increase over 2009.
“This has been a tremendous season for everybody involved in Senators baseball,” said Senators President Kevin Kulp. “On behalf of Senators Partners, LLC the Senators Staff and the Senators players we’d like to thank the fans for making 2010 a very special season. We will continue to work hard to build the entertainment value for our fans.”
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