Saints Set Franchise Attendance Mark In Just 37 GamesST. PAUL, MN August 10, 2015
SAINTS SET FRANCHISE ATTENDANCE MARK IN JUST 37 GAMES
ST. PAUL, MN (August 10, 2015) – When all is said and done the St. Paul Saints won’t be just the top drawing team in the American Association, but they will be one of the most watched teams in all of minor league baseball. With 8,419 in attendance on Monday night the Saints have now drawn 299,093 at CHS Field, surpassing their franchise record, and American Association record, of 297,834 in 2007.
It has been an incredible season at CHS Field as the Saints have set their record attendance in just 37 games. The Saints have averaged 8,084 this season, over 2,800 fans more per game than their next closest pursuer in the American Association, the Winnipeg Goldeyes.
In the 37 games played at CHS Field the Saints have been over the 7,210 person capacity 34 times including a franchise record 9,960 on July 4. More than 8,000 fans have entered the gates 17 times including the last seven home games.
Only 28 teams in all of minor league baseball have drawn more fans than the Saints this season, but only eight have a higher average attendance than the 8,084 of the Saints. All of the teams that have outdrawn the Saints are in affiliated baseball, 16 of those are Triple-A franchises where seating capacity is larger, and have played at least 20 more home games than the Saints.
If the Saints keep on their current pace they will draw more than 400,000 fans for 2015. Only 28 teams in all of minor league baseball, all affiliated teams, drew more than 400,000 in 2014. Only 10 teams averaged more than 8,000 fans per game last season, nine of them were Triple-A teams. The lone non Triple-A team was the Dayton Dragons in the Midwest League.
While the largest attendance in Saints history was in 2007, the highest average attendance per game was 2001 when they averaged 6,423. They drew 282,613 in 44 openings. The Saints have drawn 100% capacity or more in 10 of 22 previous seasons. In their 23 seasons the Saints have drawn 5,794,735.
The Saints have 13 home games remaining, a six game homestand from August 18-23 and a seven game homestand from September 1-7.
Saints tickets continue to be a tremendous value. Tickets begin at $5 for berm seating (available on day of game), $6 for bleacher seats, $12 for the drink rail, $14 for outfield reserved, $16 for infield reserved and $18 for home plate reserved. Friday Home Games with Post-Game Fireworks are an additional $2 per ticket. Post-Game Fireworks Supershows (September 6) are an additional $3 per ticket. Tickets purchased on the day of the game are an additional $2 per ticket. Children under the age of 12 and seniors 65 and older receive $1 off the admission price. Children under 2 that don't require a seat are free. To learn more about premium areas, please call 651-644-6659.
Saints Box Office hours on non-game days are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. On game days, the Box Office will open at 9 a.m. Sunday through Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday and will remain open until 15 minutes following each game. Tickets are always available at saintsbaseball.com.