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Carolina League sets attendance record
09/13/2013 4:47 PM ET

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- For the first time in its 69-year history, paid attendance at Carolina League ballparks surpassed 1.9 million in 2013. The final regular season total of 1,934,740 broke the all-time record set just last year.

Six of the eight clubs showed an increase over 2012, led by the Potomac Nationals, who were up a whopping 23.3 percent and set a franchise record at 236,772. The Frederick Keys at 324,311 led the league in total attendance for the second consecutive year, showing an increase of four percent.

The 2013 season was not without its weather challenges, as the clubs had four fewer openings than last year. Average attendance increased by three percent to 3,657. 

Carolina League attendance in 2013
Team Total Openings Average 2012
Frederick Keys 324,311 66 4,914 311,805
Winston-Salem Dash 301,366 67 4,498 305,515
Wilmington Blue Rocks 292,319 66 4,429 287,992
Potomac Nationals 236,772 67 3,534 191,928
Carolina Mudcats 224,736 67 3,354 225,577
Myrtle Beach Pelicans 222,406 66 3,370 220,273
Salem Red Sox 172,293 63 2,735 178,730
Lynchburg Hillcats 160,537 67 2,396 155,261
Totals 1,934,740 529 3,657 1,877,081


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