[5/3/2016] Hanshin Tigers set new Ni-gun attendance record

The Ni-gun Hanshin Tigers played their game against Hiroshima at Koshien Stadium earlier today and set a new attendance record by drawing 10,093 fans. The previous of 7,054 was set on September 23, 2009 (which also coincided with Shuta Tanaka’s retirement game).

Source: Sanspo 5/3/2016

[UPDATE 5/4 @ 6:13pm]

A few more interesting attendance notes:

  • The Western League started keeping track of attendance records in 2008. The 10,093 set a new Western League high. The previous high for attendance since 2008 was 8,733, set during a Chunichi-Hiroshima game at Mazda Stadium on September 5, 2015. The Eastern League attendance record of 28,004 was set during a Rakuten-Yomiuri game at Tokyo Dome on August 6, 2009.
  • Through May 3, the Ni-gun Tigers have drawn a total 5,011 in eleven games at Naruohama (average of about 456 per game).

Source: Sponichi 5/4/2016

[UPDATE 5/4 @ 7:32pm]

Today’s Ni-gun Hiroshima-Hanshin game at Koshien Stadium drew 12,631 fans.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/4/2016

[UPDATE 5/5 @ 5:45pm]

The Ni-gun Hanshin Tigers drew 10,721 to their game against the Hiroshima Carp at Koshien Stadium today. It should be noted, that some fans attended the game because wanted to see/show their support for Ni-gun manager Masayuki Kakefu.

Ni-gun Hanshin is slated to play two games at Koshien Stadium against Yomiuri on June 11 and 12.

Source: Sanspo 5/5/2016, Sanspo 5/5/2016

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