We are literally in the final hours of spring training, so expect lots of stories like this one: The Baltimore Orioles set a team spring training attendance record, drawing 112,258 fans for 15 home games at Ed Smith Stadium in 2015.
This year, the club set a franchise record with an average per game attendance of 7,484, topping the previous record average of 7,454 set during the 2014 Spring Training season. The Orioles also tied a franchise record with nine sellouts this spring, including a record eight consecutive sellouts from March 7 to March 22.
“As the Orioles wrap up another spring training season, we are incredibly grateful to our fans for their tremendous support,” said David Rovine, Vice President of Orioles-Sarasota. “As evidenced by our record-setting attendance figures this season, Ed Smith Stadium and the greater Sarasota area continue to be a premiere destination for baseball fans throughout Florida, the Mid-Atlantic region, and the entire nation. While Spring Training may be coming to a close, we look forward to hosting many exciting events throughout the year.”
Tomorrow we will have the total attendance ranking for both the Grapefruit and Cactus leagues, where we may have news of another spring training attendance record or two.