Attendance news from last night: the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (Class AA; Southern League) drew its largest crowd in more than 10 years and the Schaumburg Boomers (independent; Frontier League) welcomed the millionth fan in team history.
The Jumbo Shrimp were defeated by the Montgomery Biscuits, 3-1, before a sellout crowd of 11,762 – the largest in more than 10 years at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The crowd was the fourth-largest Southern League crowd in the 15-year history of the ballpark and the largest since 11,837 attended on April 18, 2008.
In Schaumburg, the Boomers defeated the River City Rascals, 3-2, before a crowd of 6,931, which included the millionth fan in franchise history. The 2018 season marks the seventh in the existence of the organization.
Independence Day week has turned into an attendance boost across baseball, as we saw last night with these two games. We’ll be monitoring the attendance tonight on Twitter (@ballparkdigest) and passing along news about big crowd and noteworthy happenings.