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Savannah Bananas Set CPL Attendance Record

Savannah BananasWe have a record to pass along: the Savannah Bananas set a new summer-collegiate Coastal Plain League attendance mark, attracting 80,504 to Grayson Stadium so far this season.

The Peninsula Pilots set the record for single-season attendance when they brought in 77,171 fans during the 2014 season. The Bananas beat this number after selling out their August 6 game. This achievement came after only 22 home games, while the Pilots hosted 35 games including playoffs and exhibitions during the 2014 season.

During their inaugural season, the Bananas have averaged 3,659 fans a game. The second-highest average game attendance is 1,961 fans per game for Peninsula.

Out of 24 Bananas dates this season, the Bananas have recorded 17 sellouts including two rain outs.

Our Jarah Wright wrote about the Bananas’ inaugural season here. The team has an interesting business model: every tickets is a $15 all-inclusive ducat, encompassing typical ballpark fare:

“We try to provide as much entertainment as we can fit into 18 half innings,” said team owner Jesse Cole. “Every ticket we have is an all-you-can-eat ticket for $15. I think it’s been successful because people are buying into the value.”

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