Yesterday was a milestone in the development of summer-collegiate baseball when the Northwoods League set an all-time attendance record of 973,950 — but the real milestone should come later this week, when the league hits the 1 million mark.
That the league will hit that mark is inevitable — the Northwoods League season runs through this coming Sunday, and we’re guessing it will be Wednesday when the record is broken. (With rain rolling through Wisconsin, we may be a postponement or two tonight.) This will make the Northwoods League the first summer collegiate league to draw one million fans in a season. The record total tops the 2012 season, when 945,861 fans came to Northwoods League ballparks. Adding successful teams in Kenosha and Kalamazoo this season is a prime reason for the bump in attendance.
“We are very excited to be closing in on 1 million fans for the season,” said Northwoods League Vice President Matt Bomberg. “Hitting this milestone is a great testament to the amazing fan support we have garnered over our 21 seasons.”
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