MWL sets new attendance record, drew 10% of MiLB fans

The Midwest League set a new regular-season attendance record in 2015.

The 16 Midwest League teams collectively drew 4,233,904 fans, breaking the previous record of 4,184,843 set in 2010. According to the league, that accounts for 10 percent of all fans who went to Minor League Baseball games this year, and exceeded the attendance of every other league except for the two Triple-A ones (International and Pacific Coast).

An additional 32,479 fans passed through the turnstiles during the Midwest League playoffs, the most since 34,686 fans went to MWL postseason games in 2010. The Midwest League Championship Series lasted a maximum five games in both 2010 and 2015.

The Dayton Dragons continued their streak of consecutive home sellouts, which began in 2000. They led the league in attendance, and ranked eighth in all of Minor League Baseball.

The South Bend Cubs and the Quad Cities River Bandits each set franchise attendance records, and the Fort Wayne TinCaps had its highest per-game average attendance despite three rainouts.

In a press release, Midwest League President Dick Nussbaum said, “The 16 Midwest League clubs have shown they are the very best in Minor League Baseball, and as we congratulate our champion, the West Michigan Whitecaps, all clubs can take a bow for this record-setting season. The 2016 season can’t come soon enough.”

This entry was posted in 2015 Playoffs, Dayton Dragons, Fort Wayne TinCaps, International League, Midwest League, Pacific Coast League, Quad Cities River Bandits, South Bend Silver Hawks, West Michigan Whitecaps. Bookmark the permalink.

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