South Bend Cubs games continue to break records
Friday night’s South Bend Cubs game is a sellout and President Joe Hart says they’ve been breaking records all season.
“This year has been amazing and to see the fans come out and support has been truly amazing,” said Hart. “Already at this point we are sitting at about 173,000 compared to 110,000 last year at the same point.”
Thanks to the Cubs affiliation it has been happening a lot this season.
“The last couple years really gave us that great foundation that we needed to, customer service wise and the physical parts of the ballpark. But at the end of the day a lot of the difference has been the Cubs affiliation. You have people who are huge Cubs fans in the area. We've seen people come out multiple times,” said Hart.
The team has already set attendance records.
“Two weeks ago we drew a little more than 8,000. We have 8,400, that's the next number. If we can top that we will have a new franchise record again and based on where we are right now--the weather is good--there is a real good chance that could happen,” said Hart.
There has been a lot of change in a short amount of time.
“It's humbling for us. When I got here a few years ago the team was struggling. There wasn't a whole lot of interest in the ball club and to see people come out and support us is exiting. We have put a lot of time and effort into it,” said Hart.