South Bend Cubs shatter records, expectations


In the first 52 home games of the season, nearly a quarter of a million fans have attended South Bend Cubs games at Four Winds Field, according to President Joe Hart.

The Cubs sold 249,537 tickets for those 52 games.

Of those 52 games, 28 were sell-outs.

The record for highest attendance at Four Winds Field was set July 3 when 8,143 fans packed the stadium.

“This is the most exciting summer of my career in professional baseball,” Hart said. “I’ve never witnessed the kind of enthusiasm and excitement that we’re seeing here at Four Winds Field in South Bend. And the amazing thing is that it just continues to build. This region loves the Cubs—loves the South Bend Cubs.”

The season exceeds last year’s record setting season when 194,432 people attended Silver Hawks games in the same time period.

The Cubs have brought a lot of attention to downtown.

“Downtown South Bend is more vibrant and active than it has been in decades,” commented Aaron Perri, Executive Director of DTSB. “The South Bend Cubs are a big contributor to the level of excitement that we all feel surrounding downtown. When you have thousands of people throughout the region planning trips every day all summer long to our city, it tells you we’ve got a great thing going here.”

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