The Iowa Cubs may be headed for an attendance record. Through 38-games the I-Cubs have averaged just more than six-thousand-500 fans and assistant general manager Jim Nahas says the Sec Taylor Stadium record of 509, 324 may be in jeopardy. He says it wouldn’t surprise him if they get to 550,000 this year.Nahas says there are several factors at work. A scheduling conflict in Edmonton has moved four additional games to Des Moines. Good weather has meant just two rainouts. The I-Cubs lead the Central division race. Most of all though may be the popularity of the parent Chicago Cubs which has soared since last year’s playoff run. He says if they were the Iowa Expos, he doesn’t think they’d have the attendance they have. He says the Cubs have a nationwide following and probably the only other major league club that would draw interest in Iowa is the Cardinals. He says they would be a distant second.Right now the I-Cubs are fifth in attendance in the 16-team Pacific Coast League. He says they’re fortunate because they’re the smallest market in triple-A baseball. The Cubs return home on July fourth.
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