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Grizzlies pace CPL in attendance, set record

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Sims Legion 2012

Good season for the Gastonia Grizzlies: the summer-collegiate team paced the Coastal Plain League in attendance and set a team record in the process.

The Grizzlies broke the previous attendance record set in 2011 by more than 7,000 fans, spurred by nine games over 3,000 fans, including two sellouts, with a June 2 mark of 4,148 fans breaking the single-game Grizzlies attendance record.

In league games the Grizzlies attracted 55,488 fans with an average of 2,055 fans per game. This shattered 2011's record attendance of 1,848 fans per game.

“This is a testament to our amazing fans,” said Managing Partner Jesse Cole. “Since I joined the Grizzlies in 2008, I have been blown by the tremendous support from the Gaston County community.  Each year our attendance has grown significantly and we will continue to do out best to put on the best show year in and year out for our great fans.”

Image courtesy Gastonia Grizzlies.

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