For the second year in a row, the St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association) set a season attendance mark, attracting 405,912 fans this season to CHS Field, with one more game to go.
Tonight’s crowd of 8,497 fans pushed the overall attendance for the season to 405,912, surpassing the franchise record of 404,528 set in 2015. This year’s total came in 48 total home games, with last year’s mark coming in 50 games. One rainout won’t be made up, and the Saints have one more game on Labor Day to pad that record attendance.
The Saints have averaged 8,457 fans per game, outdrawing the next closest competitor in the American Association, the Winnipeg Goldeyes, by just over 3,700 fans per game. During the 2016 season, the Saints have drawn a capacity crowd in 46 of their 48 openings, including a franchise record 10,433 fans coming through the gates on May 29. At least 8,000 fans made their way to the ballpark in 37 of the Saints’ 48 openings, and more than 9,000 entered the ballpark on 10 occasions this season.
The Saints have drawn a 100% capacity crowd or more in 11 of the previous 23 seasons. In their 24 seasons, the Saints have drawn 6,881,325, including 810,440 in the last two seasons.