August 29, 2018

Yard Goats set attendance mark

PHOTO | Contributed
PHOTO | Contributed
Dunkin' Donuts Ballpark in Hartford, home of the Hartford Yard Goats.

An up-and-down season hasn't kept the Hartford Yard Goats from drawing big crowds, and are poised for the start of Wednesday night's final homestand to set a new annual Connecticut attendance record for minor-league baseball, the team says.

The Yard Goats game Wednesday vs. the Binghamton Rumble Ponies will allow the team to become the first minor league baseball club in Connecticut history to attract over 400,000 fans during a season.

The Double-A affiliate of Major League Baseball's Colorado Rockies so far are leading the Eastern League in attendance, with 395,242 fans through 66 games, Yard Goats officials said. The team ranks second in per-game attendance, averaging 5,989 fans.

The Yard Goats have had this season a club-record 45 home sellouts, including its last 17 games at Dunkin' Donuts Park, team officials said.

Tickets are available, the team says, for Wednesday's 7:05 p.m. home contest against the Rumble Ponies.

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