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Dragons Rank 5th in Attendance among 161 MiLB Clubs
09/23/2013 12:02 PM ET

Dayton, Ohio- Minor League Baseball has announced the final attendance rankings for all 161 teams for the 2013 season. The Dayton Dragons, a Single-A team, finished fifth in average per date at 8,405 with a season total of 579,946. Nine of the top 10 clubs in the final rankings were Triple-A teams with the Dragons as the only exception.

The Dragons final attendance total ranked first among the 131 teams below the Triple-A level. The Dragons have finished in the top 10 among all Minor League Baseball clubs in each of their 14 seasons and have finished # 1 among all Single-A and Double-A teams for eight straight years.

The Dragons 14 seasons of operation represent the top 14 single-season attendance totals in Single-A baseball history.

Each of the Dragons home games in 2013 resulted in a sell-out, extending the Dragons sell-out streak to 983 consecutive games. Every Dragons game ever played at Fifth Third Field has been a sell-out. The Dragons are targeting May of 2014 for their 1,000th consecutive sell-out. 

Minor League Baseball also announced that its regular season attendance surpassed 41 million fans again this season, as it has done so for nearly a decade. The 41,553,781 fans that MiLB™ attracted in 2013 is nearly 275,000 more than last year's total. The industry also saw almost a 2% rise in average attendance, despite facing a multitude of weather issues early in the season.

2013 Attendance Rankings (affiliated teams)

Minor League Top-10 (from among 161 teams)

1 Columbus Clippers AAA  635,613  9,212
2 Lehigh Valley IronPigs AAA  613,075  9,016
3 Indianapolis Indians AAA  637,579  8,980
4 Sacramento River Cats AAA  607,329  8,435
5 Dayton Dragons  579,946  8,405
6 Buffalo Bisons AAA  537,747  8,273
7 Louisville Bats AAA  581,114  8,185
8 Round Rock Express AAA  589,042  8,181
9 Albuquerque Isotopes AAA  567,568  7,994
10 Pawtucket Red Sox AAA  540,034  7,827

Double-A and Single-A Top-10 (from among 131 teams)

1 Dayton Dragons A  579,946  8,405
2 Frisco RoughRiders AA  479,873  7,057
3 Richmond Flying Squirrels AA  434,769  6,689
4 Reading Fightin Phils AA  436,134  6,321
5 Brooklyn Cyclones A  232,224  6,276
6 Kane County Cougars A  406,152  6,154
7 Lakewood BlueClaws A  400,299  5,975
8 Fort Wayne TinCaps A  403,596  5,766
9 Tulsa Drillers AA  393,600  5,704
10 Birmingham Barons AA  396,820  5,669


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