This latest attendance record should surprise no one: tonight the St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association) set a season franchise and league record, with 299,093 fans through the gates at CHS Field.
The Saints set their record attendance in just 37 games. The team has averaged 8,084 this season at CHS Field, over 2,800 fans more per game than the next closest team in the American Association, the Winnipeg Goldeyes.
In the 37 games played at CHS Field the Saints have been over the 7,210 person capacity 34 times including a franchise record 9,960 on July 4. More than 8,000 fans have entered the gates 17 times, including the last seven home games. If the team can keep up the pace — and there’s no reason to think it won’t — the Saints will be in the top 30 in all of Minor League and independent baseball in total attendance and the top 10 in average attendance. The Saints have 13 home games remaining, a six-game homestand from August 18-23 and a seven game homestand from September 1-7.