News from the Kane County Cougars today:
The Kane County Cougars were recognized this week at the Baseball Winter Meetings in Nashville, Tennessee, as the Cougars organization became the first Class-A franchise in Minor League Baseball history to reach 11 million fans in club history. The Cougars welcomed more than 400,000 fans to Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in the organization’s 25th silver anniversary season in 2015, eclipsing the 400,000 fan mark for the 21st time in 25 seasons. This season’s attendance total heavily contributed to a Midwest League record-setting attendance figure of more than 4.2 million fans at games league-wide in 2015.
The Cougars drew 408,449 fans to the ballpark this year, second-most in the Midwest League (behind the Dayton Dragons, who drew 574,830 fans). That total was reached over 69 home games, for an average game attendance of 5,920. Kane County’s average attendance was third-best in the league, behind Dayton’s 8,212 (70 home games) and the Fort Wayne TinCaps’ 5,971 (67 home games).
Kane County’s largest regular-season attendance was in 2001, when the Cougars drew 523,222 fans.
The 2015 season was Kane County’s first as an Arizona Diamondbacks affiliate. You can read the team’s wrap-up of the year here.
Last month the Cougars unveiled new logos and uniforms representing the first major makeover for the team’s look in 25 years. Click here to see them.