Rochester’s Frontier Field Sets Regular-Season Attendance Record (Without Red Wings)

PRESS RELEASE – Rochester’s Frontier Field today set an attendance record for a regular-season baseball game with 13,584 at the Pawtucket Red Sox – Empire State Yankees game featuring Yankees left-handed pitcher Andy Pettitte. The game is officially a sellout. Rochester Red Wings General Manager Dan Mason made the announcement.

The attendance figure is second in Frontier Field baseball history to only a Red Wings exhibition game with their parent club, the Baltimore Orioles, on July 10, 1997, when 13,723 came through the turnstiles.

The list of the Top 10 attendance figures in Frontier Field baseball history:

ATTENDANCE

1. July 10, 1997 Baltimore Orioles vs. Rochester Red Wings (exhibition) 13,723

2. May 6, 2012 Pawtucket Red Sox vs. Empire State Yankees 13,584

3. June 30, 1997 Columbus Clippers vs. Rochester Red Wings (Hideki Irabu game) 13,485

4. June 28, 1999 Baltimore Orioles vs. Rochester Red Wings (exhibition) 13,307

5. April 11, 1997 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons vs. Rochester Red Wings (home opener) 13,227

6. April 9, 2005 Syracuse Chiefs vs. Rochester Red Wings (home opener) 13,227

7. September 5, 2009 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees vs. Rochester Red Wings 13,120

8. June 15, 2007 Louisville Bats vs. Rochester Red A0 13,114

9. June 18, 2004 Columbus Clippers vs. Rochester Red A0 12,831

10. July 12, 2000 Triple-A All-Star 0 12,810

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One response to “Rochester’s Frontier Field Sets Regular-Season Attendance Record (Without Red Wings)

  1. With a big game like Pawtucket Red Sox vs. Empire State Yankees it was expected that spectators would show up in large numbers, but no one was expecting a record setting turn out such as this one. Those that had the chance to personally attend this game were indeed lucky since they became part of Rochester baseball history.

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