Chicago Cubs Spring Training Facility Sets Attendance Record
The Cubs led in attendance for the second straight year in their new park – a collaborative design effort between DWL and Populous – and set a new record for most fans in a spring season. They drew over 222,000 fans this spring to the fabulous, new Sloan Park, an average of over 14,800 per game. A crowd of 15,331 at Sloan Park on Friday, March 6, 2015, was a Spring Training record for both the Cactus League and Grapefruit League, topping the old mark the Cubs set last March 25 for a game against the Angels. Last year, the Cactus League generated an estimated $632 million in economic benefit for the region, according to the Cactus League Baseball Association.
sources: azcentral.com & cubs.com