WCCBL sets new attendance benchmarks

For the fourth consecutive season, the WCCBL grew its fan base. 2008 attendance numbers set new benchmarks as league total attendance increased by 30%.

Bend and Wenatchee both eclipsed the 40,000 mark for overall attendance, the first two WCCBL teams to exceed 40,000 for a season.

Bend led the WCCBL in all attendance categories including overall total attendance as 42,562 Elks’ fans made it to Vince Genna Stadium this summer while Wenatchee recorded the second highest overall attendance by drawing 41,880 at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium in 2008.

Team League Avg High Overall
Bend 30,028 1,430 2,463 42,562
Wenatchee 26,092 1,134 1,783 41,880
Corvallis 15,302 638 1,632 17,929
Kelowna 13,219 629 1,079 16,280
Moses Lake 12,408 591 1,203 16,006
Bellingham 12,182 580 968 18,019
Kitsap 11,066 527 1,200 13,727
Spokane 10,095 481 694 10,095
Total 130,392 749 2,463 176,497
* League attendance increased by 30% over 2007.

* The average per game attendance for league games (749) increased by 21% over 2007.

* Overall attendance increased by 25%.