GRAND CHUTE - More fans than ever before packed Fox Cities Stadium to see the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers this year.
The team says it set Fox Cities Stadium attendance records with 241,938 fans, and an average of 3,780 per game moving through the turnstiles in 2013.
The team’s single-season record of 253,240 fans, set in 2009, includes a game attended by 17,880 fans at Miller Park in Milwaukee.
The records were set despite a cool, wet beginning to the season that saw five of the first seven home games canceled or postponed in April. Attendance picked up by the end of the season, however, with the team drawing 71,551 fans in August, an average of 5,111 during the 14 home games. The last home game was last Friday.
This season was the fourth time in five years the Timber Rattlers have broken their attendance record. The team became an affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers in 2009.
The Timber Rattlers completed a $5.5 million renovation and expansion of the stadium last offseason. The construction added a total of 300 seats to the stadium.
Meanwhile, the team says tickets are on sale for the 2014 season – its 20th at Fox Cities Stadium and the 20th season of the team being known as the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.
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