South Bend Cubs break all-time high attendance record

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By: Associated Press

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The South Bend Cubs minor league baseball team has set an all-time high single game attendance record again this year.

WNDU-TV reports that the franchise had 8,143 fans at its game July 3. Team President Joe Hart says he doesn’t see the stadium being able to hold that many more people. Four Winds Field has about 5,000 seats and about 3,000 more can be seated on grass.

The team switched affiliations to the Chicago Cubs from the Arizona Diamondbacks during the offseason and changed its name from the Silver Hawks to the Cubs.

The Fourth of July weekend game was one of eleven games that have drawn crowds of 7,000 of more this season. There were none last season. The team also set a franchise record for opening-day attendance.