For the third year in a row, the Johnson City Cardinals (Rookie; Appalachian League) have set their single-season attendance record. On Monday evening, August 27, the Cardinals welcomed their 65,631st fan to TVA Credit Union Ballpark for the contest against the Kingsport Mets where 3,036 fans entered the ballpark. That mark surpassed last year’s previous franchise-record of 65,202 fans.
“To be able to break this record for a third year in a row has completely blown us away,” said Cardinals General Manager Zac Clark. “We knew that we would be in for a great season, but the bar was set pretty high last season, so we knew we would have to have a special year to get back here once again. None of this would have been possible without the support of this community and the dedication of our fans. Also, our staff has worked extremely hard to see this record get broken again, and it shows that their hard work has paid off! To all that have been a part of this amazing ride, thank you so much! This community and our fans really are some of the best in the country!”
In addition, the Cardinals have also broken their single-game attendance high 3 times over the course of the 2018 season. Most recently, the single-game attendance record was set on Saturday, August 25th with 4,167 fans entering the stadium. The record was previously set on July 2nd with 3,687 fans, and then again on July 3rd with a crowd of 3,947.