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ValleyCats set attendance record — again

Tri-City ValleyCatsAnother year, another attendance record for the Tri-City ValleyCats (short season A; NY-Penn League), who set a record both for total attendance and per-game tallies during a season-ending homestand last night.

The team set an attendance record for the eighth consecutive season.

The team ended the home season with a pair of games against the Lowell Spinners. After 2,472 fans attended the first game, 5,824 packed Joseph L. Bruno Stadium for the nightcap, the 13th sellout crowd of the season.

Those crowds brought the final season total to 156,279 fans at “The Joe,” surpassing last year’s record-setting total by nearly 1,000. The ’Cats averaged 4,341 per game, an increase from their 4,314 average in 2010.

“I wish we could have this kind of support at every level,” manager Stubby Clapp said. “When you do get fans like this, it’s special. I wish we could have played all 76 games at home.”


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