An enjoyable day at Cubs Park yesterday, as the Cubs downed the White Sox 4-3 in the team’s final home game of the spring season.
The battle with the Sox was another sold out game at Cubs Park, with 15,170 in attendance. This helped the Cubs set a new Cactus League and MLB home game spring season attendance record of 213,815. Of course the Cubs were only breaking their own previous record of 203,105, set in 2009 at Hohokam Park. That 2009 record was accumulated in 19 home games, while the new record at Cubs Park was set in just 15 games. Adding to the records, the average attendance per game at Cubs Park of 14,254 crushed the previous Cactus League/MLB record of 12,125 fans per game…which was, you guessed it, also owned by the Cubs, set at Hohokam in 2005. The Cubs now own the 11 top single-game spring attendance marks.
The Cubs roster is solidifying with Mike Olt and Ryan Kalish making the club, I’ll talk more about the roster and my feelings on this year’s team before opening day. The Cubs have two more games left here in the desert, playing tonight and tomorrow afternoon against the Diamondbacks at Chase Field, before heading off to Pittsburgh for opening day.
In case you didn’t see the latest edition of the Boys of Spring’s Chicago Cubs 2014 Top Prospects video, it’s posted below. This week it’s #15 to 11, as we work our way to the top 10. Be sure to check out Cubs Den’s John Arguello’s insightful write-ups of these Cubs prospects here.