The Indianapolis Indians (Class AAA; International League) enter the final home series of the season with a good chance of breaking the Victory Field season attendance record, set last year.
The Indians have drawn 627,313 fans this season and are beginning a three-game series against the Toledo Mud Hens to wrap up the 2015 season, The season attendance record is 660,289, giving the Indians three shots to rack up 32,976 in paid attendance. Not undoable, to be sure, and the Indians are pulling out all the stops to bring fans to the ballpark, including free beer. From WTTV:
“Last year we broke our single-season attendance record just barely,” said Indianapolis Indians spokesperson Jon Glesing. “It came down to the last game of the season. We needed a sellout and we got it. It was so exciting. Well guess what? We are right in range again to break that record, but we need our fans to come out just one more time this year to help make sure we can break yet another record in what will soon be a 20-year-old ballpark.”…
“We have a big beer garden set up with Sun King and a mobile tap room. They have free sampling for fans 21 and over. Of course we have Sun King available all throughout the ballpark. We have a neat, festive party going on out in centerfield, including a polka band on Thursday to help celebrate with Sun King the tapping of their Oktoberfest brew.”