Just when it seemed like it could not get any better for the Frisco RoughRiders, after the Texas League franchise topped 10,000 fans on back-to-back nights over the weekend, they managed to out-do themselves on Monday.
During an Education Day promotion—are you sensing a trend?—the RoughRiders drew 11,844 screaming schoolchildren to Dr. Pepper Ballpark, good for the largest day-game crowd and the fifth-largest overall in team history. In total, Frisco drew 40,018 fans during its five-game homestand.
Rounding out the top five in minor league attendance yesterday were the Columbus Clippers (10-cent hot dog night), Charlotte Knights (Bark in the Ballpark), Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Dog Days at Coca-Cola Park) and Round Rock Express ($1 hot dogs and sodas).
Here are the top 20 teams in minor league attendance from last night compiled into one handy-dandy chart: