We have some more good news on the attendance front from the Jackson Generals and Birmingham Barons (Class AA; Southern League), Gastonia Grizzlies (summer collegiate; Coastal Plain League) and South Bend Cubs (Low Class A; Midwest League).
In Jackson, the Generals set a team record for attendance when a crowd of 6,814 at The Ballpark at Jackson saw the team drop a 4-1 decision to the Chattanooga Lookouts. The last time the team drew a crowd that large was on July 3, 2004 when 6,804 came to the ballpark to see the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx in action.
In Birmingham, the team celebrated a huge milestone last week: the Barons drew the one-millionth fan through the Regions Field turnstiles on Monday night.
In Gastonia, the Grizzlies sold out back-to-back games for the first time in franchise history. On May 30, the Grizzlies welcomed their largest single-game crowd in history, with 4,409 in attendance. On the next home game on June 5, 4,396 fans came out to Sims Legion Park. More than 4,500 tickets were sold for both games, bringing over capacity crowds to the ballpark.
In South Bend, the Cubs drew a crowd of 7,000+ on Saturday, making it the seventh time this season the team hit that level:
Tonight’s attendance is 7,058! This is the seventh time this season we’ve eclipsed the 7,000 mark » pic.twitter.com/7TZycskbMU
— South Bend Cubs (@SBCubs) June 7, 2015