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In spite of the heat, big crowds this past weekend helped put the T-Bones at the top for both total and average attendance in the American Association.
Nearly 20,000 spectators (19,914) came to CommunityAmerica Ballpark for the three-game series between the T-Bones and Laredo, which Kansas City won, two games to one. Friday and Saturday crowds eclipsed 7,000 — 7,011 and 7,932, respectively — and Sunday was just shy of 5,000 (4,971).
Promotions during the weekend included 1980’s Theme Night on Friday, with an appearance by 1985 World Series MVP Bret Saberhagen, annual Military Appreciation Night on Saturday, and Breast Cancer Awareness Night on Sunday.
Kansas City’s total attendance at CommunityAmerica Ballpark this season, after 21 home dates, is 116,958. That averages to 5,569 per game. Winnipeg is second in the American Association with an average of 5,545 per home date (77,630 during 14 games).
This weekend’s numbers come just a few days after the T-Bones drew their second-largest crowd for a Tuesday night in team history with 8,452 on CommunityAmerica Credit Union Members Night. Last year, 10,212 filled the stadium for that Tuesday night promotion.
The T-Bones have totaled more than 200,000 fans during each of their 10 seasons in Kansas City, and in 2012 eclipsed the 2.5-million mark (2,558,238) for all-time attendance.
The T-Bones are on the road this week, returning for a four-game homestand next Tuesday, July 2. Tickets are available for that series against Sioux Falls by calling the Providence Medical Center Box Office at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 913-328-5618.
- Story from T-Bones