The Toledo Mud Hens want to thank their fans and supporters for making the 2013 baseball season a success on many fronts.
This season Fifth Third Field welcomed 560,080 people to the ballpark, a number the franchise hasn't seen since 2008, and it has attracted a total of 5,576,977 people in the 12 seasons the Mud Hens have played in downtown Toledo.
The ballpark hosted 1,969 group outings -- totaling 143,718 fans in 2013 -- breaking the record of 143,226 which was set in 2007. A group is defined as any party of 25 or more people.
Several other records were set this season.
This season also saw the Mud Hens' Fanatic Freeze sundae get voted the best concession food in Minor League Baseball. And, for the first time in our history, Sports Business Journal named Toledo the ‘Number One Minor League Market in the Country'.
"This has been such a significant year for our franchises," says Joe Napoli, Toledo Mud Hens and Walleye general manager. "After 12 seasons, our corporate and community partners and enthusiastic fans continue to play a major role in our success. We couldn't ask for better fans and want to thank the Toledo Region for another great year."