WCL sets new attendance record

For the fifth consecutive season, the WCL significantly grew its fan base. 2009 attendance numbers set new benchmarks as league total attendance increased by 17%.

League attendance eclipsed 150,000 for the first time, with each WCL team, with the exception of Spokane, increasing their total attendance for league games. Corvallis had the largest increase, up 78% in total league attendance over 2008.

Wenatchee led the WCL in league total attendance and league average. Corvallis drew the largest single-game crowd of the season while Bend recorded the highest overall attendance by drawing 44,465 at Vince Genna Stadium in 2009.

Team League Avg High Overall
Wenatchee 35,434 1,476 1,732 42,991
Bend 30,022 1,305 3,142 44,465
Corvallis 27,198 1,007 3,506 31,536
Kelowna 14,778 616 1,791 16,944
Moses Lake 13,349 580 793 13,349
Bellingham 13,317 579 1,747 15,854
Kitsap 11,239 468 1,200 13,614
Spokane 7,269 316 482 7,608
Total 152,606 799 3,506 186,361
* League attendance increased by 17% over 2008.
* The average per game attendance for league games (799) increased by 7% over 2008.
* Overall attendance increased by 7%.
* Corvallis home attendance includes a home game played in Klamath Falls, Oregon, and Kitsap home attendance includes a home game played in Longview-Kelso, Washington.