Lugnuts' 4th of July attendance tops Single-A and Double-A

(Tyler Marcotte)

By Jesse Goldberg-Strassler | July 7, 2017 12:14 PM ET

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Lansing Lugnuts' 4th of July attendance of 11,449 at Cooley Law School Stadium topped the Minor League Baseball landscape for all games played July 3rd and 4th below the Triple-A level.

The Cooley Law School Stadium crowd was the largest since 2013 in Lansing and the top attendance since the ballpark's award-winning renovation in 2014-2016.

The throng watched their hometown Lugnuts defeat West Michigan, 10-4, before a LAFCU Independence Day Fireworks spectacular.

"We could not be more proud of drawing the largest crowd in the Minors in all of Single-A - and Double-A, too!" said Lugnuts owner Tom Dickson. "This backs up what we believe: That we have something special here in Mid Michigan, and that Cooley Law School Stadium and Lansing Lugnuts fans are in a class by themselves. We thank all of Lansing and Mid Michigan for your support of Lugnuts baseball."

1,059,975 total fans attended Minor League Baseball games between July 3rd and 4th, reported by MiLB, averaging 6,667 fans per game. Triple-A Buffalo, three levels above the Lugnuts in the Toronto Blue Jays' organization, drew the largest crowd: 16,647.

The Nuts return to Cooley Law School Stadium on Wednesday, July 12th, opening a six-game homestand with a Winning Wednesday against the Beloit Snappers. Tickets may be purchased at the Cooley Law School Stadium box office, by calling (517) 485-4500 or via


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