10 Seasons and 6 Million Fans

In only our 10th season as a franchise we hosted our 6 millionth fan.

By Matt Provence / Lehigh Valley IronPigs | July 28, 2017 11:01 PM ET

Brian Geiger, a native of Slatington, Pa., was randomly selected from Friday's crowd of 9,808 at Coca-Cola Park as the six millionth fan in franchise history

(Allentown, Pa.) - Brian Geiger, a native of Slatington, Pa., was randomly selected from Friday's crowd of 9,808 at Coca-Cola Park as the six millionth fan in franchise history. Geiger was honored during the evening's festivities and awarded a pair of IronPigs 2018 season tickets along with fantastic prizes from Coca-Cola, Highmark Blue Shield, FL Smidth, Service Electric Cable TV & Communications and Toyota. Since 2008, the IronPigs have drawn 6,004,406 fans to Coca-Cola Park and averaged a Minor League Baseball best 8,935 fans per game.

"Our fans have proved once again that they are in a class of their own across Minor League Baseball," exclaimed IronPigs President & General Manager Kurt Landes. "Reaching this milestone in just our tenth season is unparalleled across Minor League Baseball and we owe all of our success to our loyal fans and business partners."

The all-time attendance statistics at Coca-Cola are mind-boggling with every seat in the ballpark sold for 459 of the 671 (68.4%) all-time regular season games with 156 all-time capacity crowds of 10,000 or more. Coca-Cola Park is one of just a handful of venues in the history of Minor League Baseball to surpass six million fans in such a short period of time.

Coca-Cola Park has been among the most acclaimed venues in professional sports since its 2008 opening, receiving numerous honors and distinctions, including Ballpark Digest's "Ballpark of the Year" award and "Best Game Operations and Presentation" award as chosen by gameops.com. It has also drawn rave reviews for its intimacy, fan-friendly atmosphere and architectural design. Furthermore, FoxNews.com ranked Lehigh Valley IronPigs fans as the best fans in all of Minor League Baseball.

Single-game tickets and group tickets for all 2017 IronPigs home games presented by Capital BlueCross, are on sale now and can be purchased at the Coca-Cola Park Ticket Office, online at www.ironpigsbaseball.com/tickets or by calling (610) 841-PIGS (7447).

The 2017 IronPigs baseball season is presented by Capital BlueCross.

 

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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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