More Than 500,000 Fans Have Attended Southwest University Park
8,198 fans attended the Chihuahuas game against Memphis last night enabling the team to reach a new milestone as they announced that more than 500,000 fans have officially entered the Southwest University Park gates to watch a Chihuahuas game this season. El Paso is just the fourth team in the Pacific Coast League to accomplish the feat.
The Chihuahuas have totaled 501,186 fans at Southwest University Park with five games remaining in the inaugural season.
Chihuahuas GM Brad Taylor had this to say regarding the amazing phenomenon that has swept across the Sun City, “To think that over half a million fans have attended 62 home games in El Paso is amazing and it truly shows the love our city has given its team and Southwest University Park. This is already the most exciting place to watch a Minor League game in the country. To all who believed and gave it a chance, thank you!”
The Chihuahuas now have over 108,000 Facebook likes which ranks first in all of Minor League Baseball. Other remarkable accomplishments that the organization has achieved this season includes obtaining the single-season attendance record for El Paso Minor League baseball, sold out crowds in 43 of 62 contests, Minor League Baseball’s (MiLB) Clash of the Cap champions, top-five finishes in MiLB’s Food Fight and top-10 in Mascot Mania, and merchandise sold to all 50 states and 10 countries.
The Chihuahuas have already begun to build towards the success of next season with the announcement of the 2015 Gildan Triple-A Baseball National Championship game to be held at Southwest University Park on September 22, 2015. The Chihuahuas final homestand this season will be against Salt Lake from August 28-31.