Chihuahuas Break El Paso's Minor League Record of Attendance
POSTED: Monday, July 14, 2014 - 1:43pm
UPDATED: Monday, July 14, 2014 - 1:44pm
The spark for the El Paso Chihuahuas is being recognized as the new Minor League team breaks the new single-season attendance record for Minor League Baseball in El Paso.
This record was made with a total of 334,978 guests that have come through the Southwest University Part gates since its historic opening on April 28th.
This feat surpassed the previous record of 329,233 made by Diablos in 1995 for a full season set while at Cohen Stadium.
"The response of the El Paso region to Triple-A Baseball, and the Chihuahuas and Southwest University Park experience has been absolutely amazing,” said Alan Ledford, MountainStar Sports President. “Our organization is very proud of this accomplishment and owe thanks to every sector of this incredibly supportive community."
Including opening night, the Chihuahuas sold out 31 of 41 games with 26 home games still remaining. The largest crowd held was 10,135 on July 3rd.
“The community has embraced the brand, the ballpark, and the experience,” said General Manager Brad Taylor. “We are so appreciative of our fans and their support and will continue to work hard to create a fun and safe atmosphere for our guests for decades to come.”
The Chihuahuas return home on Monday, July 21, 2014 to open an eight-game homestand.
Fans can buy tickets at EPChihuahuas.com or in person at the Durango or Santa Fe Box Offices. The box office is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays 10- a.m.-4 p.m.