SOUTH BEND, Indiana (August 31, 2016) – By the end of the upcoming Labor Day weekend, officials for the South Bend Cubs report that a new attendance record may be set at Four Winds Field in downtown South Bend.  A new record would mark the 3rd consecutive year that a new all-time attendance record is set.

“We’re just 11,453 tickets away from breaking the record,” said Joe Hart, President of the South Bend Cubs. “Right now, we’re averaging 5,100 ticket sales per game. So, if the weather holds out, we’ll surpass the 347,678 set in the 2015 regular season, by the end of the evening on Monday (Labor Day).”

“These are some of the greatest fans in the world,” added Andrew T. Berlin, Owner of the South Bend Cubs. “It’s just amazing to have witnessed a sold out Opening Night in April, even though it was snowing. And now, at the other end of the regular season with warm summer nights, all those families are still coming out to enjoy this family atmosphere for a few final memories before the playoffs begin. Call it a new attendance record if we set one by next Monday. But I also think of it as a record number of good memories.”

“As President of the Midwest League I have to remain neutral about what occurs on the field but can root with gusto for everything else—especiallyattendance records,” commented Dick Nussbaum, who presides over the league from his law office in downtown South Bend. “I encourage my hometown fans to pack Four Winds Field over the weekend to set a new attendance record for South Bend and help make history for League attendance at the same time. Let’s make this Labor Day one for the ages.”

“The South Bend Cubs continue to exceed expectations, especially those related to attendance and to fan experience,” added Jeff Rea, President and CEO of the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce. “The team has been a tremendous catalyst for growth and development efforts in the downtown area and across the region and serves as an example of the great momentum this area is experiencing.  As projects continue to progress around the ballpark and throughout the downtown area, we suspect the years ahead will continue to challenge ballpark attendance records.”

The final regular-season homestand runs Saturday, September 3rd through Monday, September 5th. The South Bend Cubs will take on the Dayton Dragons in all three games. All homestand games take place at Four Winds Field, 501 W. South Street, South Bend. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Box Office at 574-235-9988.