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Written by Maury Brown   
Saturday, 12 September 2009 18:21

IBAFThe International Baseball Federation (IBAF), released the following attendance info today for Round 1 of the Baseball World Cup:

Further evidence of baseball’s growth in Europe was seen throughout the first round attendance numbers at local sites. 

Leading the way was Regensburg, Germany, which saw crowds in excess of 5,000 for almost all of the three days of competition, highlighted by a Friday night crowd of almost 10,000 fans for USA-Germany…

Friday night’s Jahn Regensburg soccer match drew approximately 5,000 at the same time, which is a solid sign of interest in baseball in Germany

At other sites...

Sweden had a capacity crowd of over 2,100 for Saturday’s final day and strong crowds approaching 1,500 on the others…

Spain had overflow crowds on both Friday and Saturday in excess of the 1,500 seating capacity for their games with Puerto Rico and Cuba

Prague had an overflow of 2,500 for Saturday and crowds in excess of 1,500 for Friday, all positive signs of growth…

Finally the IBAF added that large crowds are expected in both the Netherlands and Italy for Round Two.


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