Good news coming out of one of our favorite ballparks: for the second year in a row, the Vancouver Canadians (short season A; Northwest League) set a team attendance record at Nat Bailey Stadium.
The team drew 164,461 fans this season — better than last year’s record 162,162 fans. It’s the fifth straight year of increased attendance for the Canadians, a team that’s taken off after a purchase by Jake Kerr and Jeff Mooney and the addition of Andy Dunn as president and part owner. And while the trio talk about bringing in Triple-A ball — which would require a new ballpark — it’s more likely things will continue on the Northwest League level. Which is just fine with Kerr, per The Province:
“We have some initiatives that we think will bring more people out. We’re not ready to announce them quite yet, but we think they will work.
“It’s great to see that the fans in Vancouver have adopted us as the thing to do in the summer time. We think it’s our combination of fun at the ballpark [and] a reasonable price.”
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