A first-place team has good crowds filling Great American Ball Park, home of the Cincinnati Reds, as the team is on pace to come close to setting a franchise record for GABP attendance.
At the current pace, the Reds would draw 2,340,576 fans this season, just a little less than the Great American Ball Park record of 2,355,259, set in the ballpark’s inaugural season of 2003. That’s a pretty major accomplishment: you don’t see teams often setting attendance records some 10 seasons after a ballpark opens.
The team, however, wants more. Weekend series — like a recently completed set with rival St. Louis — do really well. Weeknight series, on the other hand, do not. Tuesday night the Reds failed to draw 20,000, even with a lot of excitement surrounding the team.
“To sustain that growth through the end of the season, we need to get our weekdays up to match our weekends,” Karen Forgus, the club’s senior vice president of business operations, told Cincinnati.com. “We are doing everything in our power to keep the momentum going.”
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