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Midwest League sets attendance record

Midwest LeagueIt was a good 2015 for the Low A Midwest League, as the circuit set a record for attendance with a final tally of 4,233,904 fans, breaking 2010’s record of 4,184,843 fans.

That total of 4,233,904 fans was 10 percent of all fans who attended every Minor League Baseball (MiLB) game throughout all MiLB leagues. The only leagues drawing more: the Class AAA International League and Pacific Coast League.

The post-season saw an additional 32,479 fans through the turnstiles, the highest since 2010 when the playoffs brought in 34,686 fans.

All in all, several teams broke attendance records for the season:

  • The Dayton Dragons continued its consecutive home sellout streak, which began in 2000, and once again was the number 1 Class A team in attendance; exceeded every Class AA team; and number 8 in all of MiLB.
  • South Bend and Quad Cities set attendance records — the South Bend Cubs exceeding 300,000 fans for the first time in its history by drawing 348,000 fans.
  • The Fort Wayne Tincaps had its highest per-game average attendance and would have set an all time attendance record had it not had three rain outs during the season.
  • The Kane County Cougars finished in the top 30 in total attendance in MiLB, and second in the Midwest League.

“The sixteen Midwest League clubs have shown they are the very best in Minor League Baseball, and as we congratulate our champion, the West Michigan Whitecaps, all Clubs can take a bow for this record setting season,” said Midwest League President Dick Nussbaum, completing his first year heading the circuit. “The 2016 season can not come soon enough.”

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