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Victoria HarbourCats lead league in attendance

Victoria fans love their HarbourCats and baseball.

Going into last Monday’s home game against the Bend Elks, the Victoria HarbourCats led the West Coast League in average attendance with 1,457 per game (six home games).

All WCL regular season home games so far have been weeknight games, as the team’s schedule is heavy on weekend games, and five afternoon games to come, when the schedule moves to July and August.

“We think that number can grow with the way our schedule is shaped in the last half of the season,” said general manager Jim Swanson.

“We believe that with this market, with the support of the City of Victoria and the facility we play in, and with hard work and creativity in our marketing efforts, it’s possible for our support to reach 2,000 or more per game on average.”

The HarbourCats have 18 home games remaining, and the season-high crowd to date was a Tuesday, the 3,038 on opening night.

The second highest attendance in the league belongs to the Medford Rogues at 1,426 per game, while the Kitsap BlueJackets  hold the worst attendance at 426 per game.

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