Dragons Attendance again High in National Rankings

#1 Among All Teams Below Triple-A Level

Fifth Third Field (Nick Falzerano)

By Tom Nichols / Dayton Dragons | September 10, 2015 9:47 AM

Dayton, Ohio- Minor League Baseball has announced the final attendance rankings for all 160 teams for the 2015 season. The Dayton Dragons, a Single-A team, finished eighth in average per date at 8,212 with a season total of 574,830. 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 130 teams below the Triple-A level. The Dragons have finished in the top 10 among all Minor League Baseball clubs in each of their 16 seasons and have finished # 1 among all Single-A and Double-A teams for 10 straight years.

The Dragons 16 seasons of operation represent the top 16 single-season attendance totals in Single-A baseball history.

Each of the Dragons home games in 2015 resulted in a sell-out, extending the Dragons sell-out streak to 1,121 consecutive games. Every Dragons game ever played at Fifth Third Field has been a sell-out.  

Minor League Baseball also announced that its regular season attendance total of 42,561,445 was the third highest total in history and the highest since 2008. 

2015 Attendance Rankings (affiliated teams)

Minor League Top-10 (from among 160 teams)

Rank Club Class League Att. Avg.
1 Charlotte Knights AAA International 669,398 9,428
2 Sacramento River Cats AAA Pacific Coast 672,354 9,338
3 Indianapolis Indians AAA International 662,536 9,331
4 Columbus Clippers AAA International 622,096 9,016
5 Lehigh Valley IronPigs AAA International 613,815 8,769
6 Round Rock Express AAA Pacific Coast 595,012 8,623
7 Buffalo Bisons AAA International 551,303 8,228
8 Dayton Dragons A Midwest 574,830 8,212
9 Buffalo Bisons AAA International 578,952 8,154
10 Albuqueque Isotopes AAA Pacific Coast 560,519 8,007

Double-A and Single-A Top-10 (from among 130 teams)

Rank Club Class League Att. Avg.
1 Dayton Dragons A Midwest 574,830 8,212
2 Frisco RoughRiders AA Texas 477,354 6,918
3 Birmingham Barons AA  Southern 444,639 6,352
4 Brooklyn Cyclones SS-A New York/Penn 230,658 6,234
5 Richmond Flying Squirrels AA Eastern 417,828 6,055
6 Reading Fightin Phils AA Eastern 417,010 6,044
7 Fort Wayne TinCaps A Midwest 400,036 5,971
8 Kane County Cougars A Midwest 408,449 5,920
9 Tulsa Drillers AA Texas 380,759 5,858
10 Vancouver Canadians SS-A Northwest 215,535 5,825

More Information: The Dayton Dragons are the Midwest League affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds and play a 70-game home schedule at beautiful Fifth Third Field in downtown Dayton, easily accessible from Interstate 75. Individuals and groups seeking information about Dayton Dragons group tickets, lawn tickets, the season ticket wait list, sponsorship opportunities or booking a Dragons speaker are encouraged to contact the Dragons by calling (937) 228-2287, by email at dragons@daytondragons.com, or on the web at daytondragons.com

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This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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