Last season the Ironpigs finished second in attendance in all of AAA baseball. SECOND! SECOND IN ALL OF AAA BASEBALL! While this is commendable, looking back at 2009 you can see what kept us Ironpig fans in second place. Yes, I said Ironpig fans. This is your stat! We make this happen!
Final Attendance Top 3 at AAA Level
9,526 avg — 666,797 total — Columbus Clippers
9,162 avg — 641,335 total — Lehigh Valley Ironpigs
9,126 avg — 657,095 total — Sacramento River Cats
Now you all can say this post is a plug, it’s an ad for the Ironpigs to add more money to their wallets but think of it this way… the higher the attendance, the more money they make, the more they can afford to spend to entertain us. Want to keep the team in the area for a long time? Go to the games. Want to see more funny videos of Ferrous and FeFe? Go to the games. Want to see more giveaways at the gates? Go to the games!
Back to my original thought. Last year, the attendance in April and May killed the attendance average. It was almost like people forgot they were there. I remember many early season games sitting in the outfield by myself honking the horn and wondering where the people were. April and May would have put us, the Lehigh Valley, in first place last year. Instead, we settled for second and as I once heard.. Second place is the first loser.
Tomorrow it will be one week until the first game at CCP in 2010. Although it is an exhibition game, it’s for charity.. go to the game. Get out there and cheer. Feel the energy of the field and of the fans. April 14th cannot come soon enough.