Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Reds fans set new attendance record


Pat yourself on the back, Reds fans. You have helped set a new record.

With Wednesday's attendance of 26,223, Reds fans established a new Great American Ball Park single season attendance record of 2,371,103.

The previous mark of 2,355,259 was established in GABP's inaugural 2003 season. The club's all-time high mark of 2,629,708 was set in 1976 at Riverfront Stadium. The success of the Big Red Machine was undoubtedly due to that.

"We are very grateful to our fans for attending in record-breaking numbers, and we are anxious to see how much we can grow the final attendance number by packing the park for all three games of the Pirates series this weekend to finish the regular season," said Phil Castellini, Reds Chief Operating Officer.

At the conclusion of Wednesday's loss to the Mets, Reds front office staff were positioned at the gates around the ballpark to personally thank fans for their support all season and for helping to break the attendance record.

And as good as a year as it has been for GABP turnstiles, they will rotate their arms many more times this weekend when the Reds play host to the Pirates for the biggest regular season series in stadium history. After dropping two out of three to the lowly Mets, Cincinnati now faces the task of winning the series against the Buccos if they want to have any shot of hosting the Wild Card game next Tuesday. All three games figure to be very well attended.

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