Ballpark Business has released its national Top 100 2015 summer collegiate attendance rankings. The Kokomo Jackrabbits (Prospect League) debuted on the list at No. 26 as the top-ranked new team in the country and had the top attendance of any team in Indiana. The Jackrabbits averaged 1,523 fans over 29 dates at Kokomo Municipal Stadium and drew a total of 44,181 fans.
Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight sees the Jackrabbits record attendance as a byproduct of strong economic growth built around Kokomo Municipal Stadium.
“Kokomo Municipal Stadium and the Jackrabbits have had a tremendous impact on our city,” Goodnight said. “The stadium is already ingrained in our community. With the fans’ support we will see continued growth as it is used for additional events.”
In addition to Jackrabbits baseball, Kokomo Municipal Stadium has been used for high school soccer, charity softball and other community events.
All 12 teams of the Prospect League finished in the Top 100 and only the Chillicothe Paints (1,824) and the Danville Dans (1,795) outdrew the Jackrabbits.
In June, Kokomo Municipal Stadium was named Best of the Ballparks: best summer collegiate ballpark in a poll conducted by Ballpark Digest.