Fans are already turning out to Canal Park in high numbers, as the Akron RubberDucks (Class AA; Eastern League) reported a total attendance of 22, 382 over their first four games.
The RubberDucks amassed this total during their four-game, home-opening series against the Bowie Baysox. It marked the team’s highest attendance figure over the season’s first four games since 2005, when they drew 22,980 fans over that period.
The RubberDucks sold out the Home Opener on April 14 with a crowd of 7,671. The weekend crowds were 4,645 on Friday, 4,085 on Saturday, and 5,981 for Sunday’s series finale.
“We are humbled and excited by our amazing fans’ passion for RubberDucks baseball and for our all-star season at Canal Park,” said RubberDucks General Manager Jim Pfander. “This is a great start to the season and I know the affordable family fun we have planned will keep smiles on the faces of fans of all ages.”
For Monday’s game against the Binghamton Mets, the RubberDucks were supported by a crowd of 3, 089. That brings the team’s total to 25,471.