It has been a good season at the gate for the Chattanooga Lookouts (Class AA; Southern League), who are posting some of their strongest attendance numbers in years.
This past weekend saw the Lookouts continue what has been a solid season in terms of attendance. Saturday’s game against the Jackson Generals at AT&T Field was attended by a sell out crowd of 6,373 fans, which was followed by a solid figure of 2,310 on Sunday afternoon.
Just one homestand remains on the team’s schedule, but those games could ultimately provide a boost to what has already been a strong season. Including Sunday’s game, the Lookouts have drawn 218,053 fans total across 62 openings, coming out to an average of 3,517 spectators per game. More from the Chattanooga Times Free Press:
The Lookouts have played before 218,053 fans through 62 home games this season. They played before 214,811 fans in 67 home games last season and competed in front of 209,948 in 66 in 2017.
Chattanooga still has a five-game homestand with the Montgomery Biscuits on Aug. 23-27, which could allow the Lookouts to pursue their best year at the gate since 2014, when 242,627 fans attended. That season was boosted by a rehab appearance from Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, a perennial MLB All-Star.
The Lookouts averaged 3,516 fans in 2014 and are averaging 3,517 this season.
The team has already surpassed it attendance totals from the past two seasons. Last season, the Lookouts averaged 3,206 fans per-game across 67 openings for a total of 214,811. That followed a 2017 campaign in which they averaged 3,181 spectators over 66 openings, with the total attendance coming in at 209,948.