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Monday, 04 September 2006 12:00

River Cats For the seventh consecutive season, the Sacramento River Cats and Raley Field have led the Pacific Coast League and all of Minor League Baseball's domestic clubs in attendance, team officials announced Tuesday.

The team drew 728,227 fans in 71 openings in 2006 (10,257 per night). The Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals in the PCL) were second with 692,426 fans at an average of 9,752 per night (71 openings).

"The extraordinary fan support that the River Cats have received in Sacramento is unprecedented in the history of Minor League Baseball and the Pacific Coast League," said Alan Ledford, River Cats president, general manager and COO. "Leading all of Minor League Baseball in attendance for seven straight years is a feat that we are extremely proud of and we will continue to be creative, innovative and energetic in our efforts to be industry leaders in this regard."

Since beginning play at Raley Field in 2000, the River Cats have drawn 5,581,798 fans (11,164 per night) tops in the Pacific Coast League and all of affiliated Minor League Baseball (160 clubs in the U.S.) during that span. On Thursday, May 18 of 2006, the team welcomed its five millionth fan through Raley Field's gates and is believed to be the fastest team in the history of Minor League Baseball to do so.


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